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post #34 of (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Re: Australian Open raises prize money by 4 million dollars

Originally Posted by Sombrerero loco View Post
come on, its not fair you get the same money by losing a R1 on a grand slam than by winning a MM. its crazy
Thats because a major makes a ton of money. A challenger or a Tier IV dont make a lot of money.
Majors and mandatories are the opportunity for players ranked about 70-120 to have a chance at real money.
I think $20,000 should be for 1st round of qualies, then $30k, $40k. And 1st round main draw 50k. 2nd round 75k, 3rd 100k.
These majors can easily afford that

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