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post #31 of (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Re: Australian Open raises prize money by 4 million dollars

1st round exit in a grandslam is a great achievement for a pro tennis player ranked outside 100.....just because one or two lucky ones runaway with 30k or 40k dollars without much effort at every slam, it doesn't mean other 60 odd players don't deserve it......they have rightfully earned their rd 1 spots well and truly by playing well over a calender year......

winners, runners up and semis prize money should be decreased significantly(as they get plenty of sponsors cash anyway) and donated to futures and challenger level tournaments......there are 1000s of players dedicating their lives to tennis and yet can't seem to make decent living out of it......increasing futures and challengers prize money would only propel more youngsters taking to the sport as decent cash looms next to their first big effort towards becoming a pro......talented middleclass might then start taking tennis seriously and tennis will start spreading......all this talk leads to my thread "why tennis has been a....?"......
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