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gj011
03-10-2009, 01:49 PM
I was looking at the just published draws when I noticed this:

http://www.bnpparibasopen.org/4/assets/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/4/assets/pdfs/draws/09ATP_MDS1.pdf
Winner $605,500 1000
Finalists $295,500 600
Semi-Finalists $148,100 360
Quarter Finalists$75,500 180
4th Round $39,800 90
3rd Round $21,300 45
2nd Round $11,500 25
1st Round $7,050 10

http://www.bnpparibasopen.org/4/assets/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/4/assets/pdfs/draws/09WTA_MDS1.pdf
Winner $700,000 1000
Finalists $350,000 700
Semi-Finalists $150,000 450
Quarter Finalists $64,700 250
4th Round $32,000 140
3rd Round $18,740 80
2nd Round $11,150 50
1st Round $7,050 5

Is this correct? There is some more fuel for WTA bashers :)

Anyway men should complain now, like women did when GS price moneys were not equal.

veroniquem
03-10-2009, 01:50 PM
Why would that be? I don't understand.

KwangSunPark
03-10-2009, 01:58 PM
Well it's Tier 1 and ATP has changed and its ATP 1000, I really don't understand either..
Is it the other way around?

tahiti
03-10-2009, 02:00 PM
Strange indeed. It must be an error. While I agree on equal pay, when you compare the standard of men's tennis versus women I would definitely not say women deserve equal! And I'm a woman. BUT THEY have the same costs, travel and all the rest so I'll let it slide.........

egn
03-10-2009, 02:04 PM
I guess Indian Wells likes women more? Victory for Billie Jean King?

lawrence
03-10-2009, 02:32 PM
play less and earn more

where is the logic in this. lol

ScovilleJenkins
03-10-2009, 02:45 PM
the men should now start fighting for equal prize money...give BJK a taste of her own medicine

Zaragoza
03-10-2009, 02:48 PM
Men earn more from 3rd round to quarter-finals. I suppose the total prize money is the same. I'm sure Nadal,Federer,Djokovic and Murray would like the women's formula better but I support the men's formula. Top players already earn a lot.

oneguy21
03-10-2009, 02:52 PM
I guess Indian Wells likes women more? Victory for Billie Jean King?

She wants gender equality so not quite.

Moose Malloy
03-10-2009, 03:06 PM
Miami & Madrid will also be paying the women more than the men.

The ATP, it has been learned, is giving tournaments a rebate on its fees as a gesture of faith in these bad economic times. All in all, it is returning a total of $3 million in sanction fees – the money it receives from tournaments in return for the right to host the event and be part of the ATP's marketing and promotion efforts. All 63 events on the ATP tour will have about a third of their sanction fee returned to them, with Indian Wells and Miami getting back $180,000 of their original $630,000 fee.


The players could be the next ones to feel it. "The tournaments generally believe that because of the horrid recession, the players should be looking at some sort of rebate on prize money," said Michael Downey, president of Tennis Canada, which runs the Canadian Open, a Masters 1000 event. "We're all in this together."


http://www.tennisreporters.net/

WTA is not offering any rebates, for now.

Leublu tennis
03-10-2009, 04:51 PM
Wait a minit. Is this deja vu all over again? I thought there was another thread on this subject.

gj011
03-10-2009, 04:58 PM
Wait a minit. Is this deja vu all over again? I thought there was another thread on this subject.

No. I mentioned it as well in the IW poll thread.

pabloJD
03-10-2009, 05:46 PM
Men earn more from 3rd round to quarter-finals. I suppose the total prize money is the same. I'm sure Nadal,Federer,Djokovic and Murray would like the women's formula better but I support the men's formula. Top players already earn a lot.

Yes, the money is about the same (about $5K difference). I also prefer men's formula (for money AND for points too).

gj011
03-10-2009, 05:50 PM
Yes, the money is about the same (about $5K difference). I also prefer men's formula (for money AND for points too).

OK, that solves it. I prefer men's formula for money, but women's for points.
I don't like that ATP drastically reduced points for anyone but the winner this year. It is a bad change. They should have kept proportions as they were.

julesb
03-10-2009, 05:53 PM
I don't like that ATP drastically reduced points for anyone but the winner this year. It is a bad change. They should have kept the proportion as it was.

I respectfully disagree. I would like to see more emphasis on the biggest events (slams) and more emphasis on winning events in the point, as much as possible. That is what I dont like about the WTA system, it rewards quantity over quality. That is why there have been so many slamless (in the last 12 months at the time of their ranking) #1s since 2000: Davenport, Mauresmo, Jankovic, Clijsters, Hingis. A system that rewards a)winning, b)bigger events, and has as heavy an emphasis on those two things as possible I like. I also wish the ATP would bring back rewarding bonus points for beating as highly ranked an opponent as possible, and the WTA would add this as well.

woodrow1029
03-10-2009, 07:59 PM
play less and earn more

where is the logic in this. lol
How does that apply at this tournament? Men play 3 sets too.

Leublu tennis
03-11-2009, 02:57 AM
No. I mentioned it as well in the IW poll thread.Got it, thanks. I do remember bit**ing about the ATP bowing to the American PC attitude in its designation of the WTA prizes.

tennis_hand
03-11-2009, 04:24 AM
if not more, the women will cry for more, not even equal prize money can calm them down.

cknobman
03-11-2009, 06:05 AM
Its cause the women are all playing in white outfits with no undergarments.