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Old 02-20-2011, 12:46 AM   #31
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What a shit world we live in where tennis players get rich like this.
I feel that way more in regards to actors and models.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:50 AM   #32
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bullshit

tell me Wozniacki is deserving of 300 mill
She isn't, but seeing as the legend Phil 'The Power' Taylor has won 15 World Champs as compared to Federer's 16 GSs, he is deserving of having a net worth which is 15/16ths of Federer's.
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She isn't, but seeing as the legend Phil 'The Power' Taylor has won 15 World Champs as compared to Federer's 16 GSs, he is deserving of having a net worth which is 15/16ths of Federer's.
bollocks

it depends on the popularity of the sport. for one thing if the 'sport' of darts was as popular as tennis, taylor would have much more competition and probably wouldn't have 15 world champs. more importantly, the prize money is directly correlated to the popularity of the sport and quite frankly, almost nobody cares about fucking darts
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:10 AM   #34
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That's modern day sport for you, mate.

In terms of money earned directly from the sport (ie in prize money), tennis doesn't come close to sports such as football (both proper and the American eggthrow) basketball, baseball etc.

Other than those at the very top of tennis, the rest of the guys pretty much rely on getting results on the court to make decent money. I guarantee that the 100th ranked tennis player earns at least 10x (maybe even closer to 20x) less per year than the 100th best footballer/basketball player/baseball player.
I know life isn't easy for lower-ranked players. It's a shame, by the way.

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its not that much imo. I think he probably has much more than this
It is too much.

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I'm ok with that, he's earned it.
And when you become n#1 in the world at something you deserve that much.
He's "earned" it?

He hits a bloody tennis ball, for f***'s sake!

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I feel that way more in regards to actors and models.
Of course.
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He'll need all of that money and more to keep Mirka fed. No wonder the poor guy is planning to play till he's 35
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He's "earned" it?

He hits a bloody tennis ball, for f***'s sake!
He does it better than anybody else out there. And he has done it for so many years.

Look, the market decides what any profession is worth. And the market may not always seem fair, but its open.

You want to make this kind of money, go play tennis that well and you'll make it too.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:23 AM   #37
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He does it better than anybody else out there. And he has done it for so many years.

Look, the market decides what any profession is worth. And the market may not always seem fair, but its open.

You want to make this kind of money, go play tennis that well and you'll make it too.
So what? He's just a tennis player.

The market... well the market should be subordinated to the well being of the people. Shouldn't someone who has studied years and years earn more than someone who only plays a sport? I think so.

I have no need for millions and millions.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:26 AM   #38
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The market... well the market should be subordinated to the well being of the people.
Yeah right, because communism has worked so well in human history!

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Shouldn't someone who has studied years and years earn more than someone who only plays a sport? I think so.
You think so and you are entitled to an opinion.

I studied years software engineering / programming in school / university. I can code. That's my skill.

Who decides if my skill is worth more than hitting a tennis balls? The market.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:51 AM   #39
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Yeah right, because communism has worked so well in human history!


You think so and you are entitled to an opinion.

I studied years software engineering / programming in school / university. I can code. That's my skill.

Who decides if my skill is worth more than hitting a tennis balls? The market.
In communism there's no "market". What's your point?

I guess you're fine with the concept of a tennis player earning more than a physician. Hitting balls >>> saving lives. Great stuff.
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In communism there's no "market". What's your point.

I guess you're fine with the concept of a tennis player earning more than a physician. Hitting balls >>> saving lives. Great stuff.
Yes I'm okay with it, as long as every individual is free to choose what he/she does for a living.

And I'm sure I don't want to pay a physician per hour what a sponsor pays Federer per hour for an event.
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Yes I'm okay with it, as long as every individual is free to choose what he/she does for a living.

And I'm sure I don't want to pay a physician per hour what a sponsor pays Federer per hour for an event.


Most people can't choose what they do for a living. I'd say 95% of the world just do whatever they can to see the next day.

Who cares about sponsors? Tennis was much better before it became just about money.
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Most people can't choose what they do for a living. I'd say 95% of the world just do whatever they can to see the next day.
Yes they can. It is about taking responsibility for your own actions and not blaming circumstances, bad luck, religion, zodiac sign, astrology, god, parents, siblings, UFOs, government or whatever.

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Who cares about sponsors? Tennis was much better before it became just about money.
Thank god we have a free market! :-)
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All You Need is CASH.

Whatever, Fedsie has earned his bunch of $$$$ by hard work & talent.
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lol at nadal making "only" $27 million

Good for Roger. He invests alot into his charity foundation too which is great.
Only. Winning 3 slams and earning that amount is a poor marketing performance. Sharapova earned around $22 million last year without ever reaching a quarterfinals of a slam.
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Only. Winning 3 slams and earning that amount is a poor marketing performance. Sharapova earned around $22 million last year without ever reaching a quarterfinals of a slam.
Do females make more than male players when it comes to sponsorships or is Sharapova an oddity. I'm guessing Federer's brand value is the highest but please don't tell me Sharapova is #2.
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