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Old 08-20-2013, 03:15 AM   #1
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Default US OPEN should pay more than $32,000 to first round losers.

Wimbledon paid $35,000 to the first round losers but I am surprised the US OPEN is only paying $32,000 to the first round losers.

I do like that the prize money reaches $53,000 for the second round then $93,000 for the third round. However, I think the first round loser prize money is still too low they deserve more money.

The US OPEN should be paying $40,000 dollars to the first round losers. Tennis is extremely expensive, to pay for flights around the world, coaching, training. I know the grand slams provide players with food. Does anyone know if the ATP Tour helps players out to pay for a hotel room during a grand slam?
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: US OPEN should pay more than $32,000 to first round losers.

R1 prize money must not be too high, otherwise injured players with a direct MD entry will come to tank for $$$.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:38 AM   #3
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Default Re: US OPEN should pay more than $32,000 to first round losers.

If anything it should be less, preferrably way less. Players should be incentivised to win not to come collect their welfare check.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:43 AM   #4
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If anything it should be less, preferrably way less. Players should be incentivised to win not to come collect their welfare check.
this. they should better increase money for qualifiers rather than for first round losers, imo

32000 dollars is way too much
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Default Re: US OPEN should pay more than $32,000 to first round losers.

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...Does anyone know if the ATP Tour helps players out to pay for a hotel room during a grand slam?
The US Open pays Main Draw players $230 per diem as long as they are in the main draw + 3 days. Rate, using the ATP discount, is $225/night at the official ATP hotel; this is a significant discount to the rack rate of $500-600+/night. The players stay in a very nice hotel.

Qualifying players receive a significantly less generous package: $115 per diem + 2 days.
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Default Re: US OPEN should pay more than $32,000 to first round losers.

What I would do:
-Increase the R1 prize money for qualifiers.
-Pay direct entries the difference IF they reach R2.
-Make the real significant raises for R3 and R4.

I.e. if a qualifier and direct entry both lose in R1, the qualifier gets more money. If they both advance to R2, they get the same.

This gives qualifiers who are at the lower parts of the rankings a further boost to their usually strained economy, well deserved after winning three matches.

And it says to direct entries, if you wanna earn more money, show up and win a match. It's not like $32K just to show up isn't significant, after flights etc. they still have roughly $30k left..
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Default Re: US OPEN should pay more than $32,000 to first round losers.

$32k is still ridiculous IMO. Look at the prize money in Challengers and Futures for example. They are way too low.
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Default Re: US OPEN should pay more than $32,000 to first round losers.

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What I would do:
-Increase the R1 prize money for qualifiers.
-Pay direct entries the difference IF they reach R2.
-Make the real significant raises for R3 and R4.

I.e. if a qualifier and direct entry both lose in R1, the qualifier gets more money. If they both advance to R2, they get the same.

This gives qualifiers who are at the lower parts of the rankings a further boost to their usually strained economy, well deserved after winning three matches.

And it says to direct entries, if you wanna earn more money, show up and win a match. It's not like $32K just to show up isn't significant, after flights etc. they still have roughly $30k left..
It really sucks that you get the same money if you lost on R1 after qualies or if you get a direct entry.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:12 AM   #9
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i seriously need to ask for a WC next year
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Default Re: US OPEN should pay more than $32,000 to first round losers.

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Wimbledon paid $35,000 to the first round losers but I am surprised the US OPEN is only paying $32,000 to the first round losers.

I do like that the prize money reaches $53,000 for the second round then $93,000 for the third round. However, I think the first round loser prize money is still too low they deserve more money.

The US OPEN should be paying $40,000 dollars to the first round losers. Tennis is extremely expensive, to pay for flights around the world, coaching, training. I know the grand slams provide players with food. Does anyone know if the ATP Tour helps players out to pay for a hotel room during a grand slam?
Imo we have to look at %s and not absolute numbers. How much do the 32.000$ represent out of the entire prize money?
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Default Re: US OPEN should pay more than $32,000 to first round losers.

The winner gets 2.6 million dollars, how unnecessary is that?

First round and qualies are the ones who likely need the money the most so they should get as much as possible
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:57 PM   #12
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Default Re: US OPEN should pay more than $32,000 to first round losers.

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If anything it should be less, preferrably way less. Players should be incentivised to win not to come collect their welfare check.
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this. they should better increase money for qualifiers rather than for first round losers, imo

32000 dollars is way too much
I agree.

It should be enough to cover the expenses of you and your team, and a little bit extra. $32000? People who lose R1 at every slam and do nothing else are already on $120K a year! Ridic.

Not to say it should go to the winners. Everyone is getting well and truly enough, and it should be invested back into the sport at grass roots level.
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Default Re: US OPEN should pay more than $32,000 to first round losers.

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Does anyone know if the ATP Tour helps players out to pay for a hotel room during a grand slam?
I'm pretty sure the ATP allows players to claim expenses, or at least it used to.
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Default Re: US OPEN should pay more than $32,000 to first round losers.

Most motels will put up the TOP 20 for nothing, just to spruik about them staying there.

I stayed at Crown during AO last year and Flavia Pennetta was in the room next to us, Troicki and Dolgopolov were on the same floor. Flavia said she got to stay there for free so I'm assuming the TOP 20 atleast gets that at slams.....
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Default Re: US OPEN should pay more than $32,000 to first round losers.

The players receive far too little of the money earned by tournaments as a percentage of the gross, regardless of what some posters think here of "welfare."

Without the players there would be no tour and hardly just "anyone" makes it into a slam.
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