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The ATP #151, who has won 6 matches this year, beating guys with an average ranking of 563, has won £22,500. He played 2 tournaments in Australia and then 4 in the US.

What kind of lifestyle and training set-up are these guys selecting if they can't live from that kind of money? If he were able to play a full schedule, it would be considerably more. The problem is that many of these players feel that they need to live a certain lifestyle in line with what society assumes a professional tennis player ought to live.

Things are of course not perfect as is, far from it, but let's have perspective.
 

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The ATP #151, who has won 6 matches this year, beating guys with an average ranking of 563, has won £22,500. He played 2 tournaments in Australia and then 4 in the US.

What kind of lifestyle and training set-up are these guys selecting if they can't live from that kind of money? If he were able to play a full schedule, it would be considerably more. The problem is that many of these players feel that they need to live a certain lifestyle in line with what society assumes a professional tennis player ought to live.

Things are of course not perfect as is, far from it, but let's have perspective.
Travelling, hotels, coaches, recovery and who knows what else they spend on. Also these 22 000 pounds are before taxes.
 

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She is right about the doubles tour, any tournament director will tell you doubles matches don't sell tickets at all, the prize money for doubles players is a burden.
 

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Are you kidding? Doubles players already earn 10% off their singles equivalent per player.

Doubles matches sell less tickets because they receive little to no exposure. Compare it to badminton where singles and doubles get the same court and time slot.

Read top WTA doubles player Gaby Dabrowski's tweets in response to Bartoli's ridiculous comment.
 

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So she takes Fed's 100M+ as an example but she would rather take money from double players than from him... not even surprising.
I've already said it on this board but the real solution to make pro tennis sustainable beyond the top 80 or so is to make ATP own at least a part of each player's image right. Since they like to quote NBA's player share as an example, maybe they could "walk the walk" and propose to follow them in that way as well. But we know that will never happen.
 

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Why isnt wta and atp WTF a combined event?
 

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So she takes Fed's 100M+ as an example but she would rather take money from double players than from him... not even surprising.
I've already said it on this board but the real solution to make pro tennis sustainable beyond the top 80 or so is to make ATP own at least a part of each player's image right. Since they like to quote NBA's player share as an example, maybe they could "walk the walk" and propose to follow them in that way as well. But we know that will never happen.
It's clear what she's saying and why she said it... she just couldn't go all the way against the 'Prince of Nike'... so she deflected to "look... doubles". But Marion put that $100M out there.
 

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Simple. Double what ATP 200-100 get. Stop paying WTA. Everyone wins.
 

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Travelling, hotels, coaches, recovery and who knows what else they spend on. Also these 22 000 pounds are before taxes.
I guess the question is why he (No.151) played so little, if the numbers are correct, and if it was so in years without COVID-19 suspending the tournaments.
 
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