Originally Posted by Luca Van Diesel
Well yes, because netto is probably only half of that. So if she earns 2.5mm netto a year, of which we can imagine 0.5mm is the entire cost of the rest of her staff, medical treatments, transport (including flying over family, friends, etc), logging & other stuff, so she's left with 2mm for her and Darren. As Darren took 1mm/year, how would she feel if at the end of the day she would be left with less than her coach for her accomplishments.
And all that starts from the assumption that her prizes are taxed at about 50%, but I could be way off, as I believe in some countries big earners are taxed over 60%. Even if my projections are a little off, it would still require a minimum of 3-4mm in prizes (bruto!) in order to afford him. So she would have had to sustain a Top5 level to afford him, which might be highly unlikely if her hernia is much serious than what they let out to the press so far.
What can I say? He will be missed to certain extent. He was making her a better player in some respects and helped her PR
. But the progress always felt insufficient for me for a 1mm/year salary. At that price one needs to be also good sparring partner (which he wasn't... she only warmed up properly during the collaboration with Pavel); and also a good psychologist (which he wasn't either... she had to pay a sports psychologist to sort herself out after the Miami'17 incident... he never really figured her out in such way to get to her and fix her mental issues properly after more than 2 years together).
Again, do you have any links for all that precious contract info? Jesus.
I told you: links were there on the player forum back then when they shook hands, somewhere around December 2015. I'm not gonna bother looking for them now with the poor search capabilities of this forum. Trust me, I wanna be proven wrong on that one, because then this collaboration wouldn't leave me with this more-bitter-than-sweet feeling at the end of the day, but I doubt they'll open up much about it, because then other coaches will demand the same from her in the future.