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Marius_Hancu
04-19-2011, 04:37 AM
Tom Tebbutt is a knowledgeable Canadian commentator.
He's on site in Barcelona this week.

He says in this blog:
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An informed source told me that Murray is to be paid 200,000 Euros in an appearance fee to play the tournament.

http://www.lovemeansnothing.ca/blog/milos-is-a-popular-guy
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I guess Verdasco wasn't offered a comparable amount, so he passed :-)

I just didn't know the going rate in such tourneys.

Still don't know if Murray decided to play here or not.

aphex
04-19-2011, 04:52 AM
Tom Tebbutt is a knowledgeable Canadian commentator.

He says in this blog:
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An informed source told me that Murray is to be paid 200,000 Euros in an appearance fee to play the tournament.

http://www.lovemeansnothing.ca/blog/milos-is-a-popular-guy
---

I guess Verdasco wasn't offered a comparable amount, so he passed :-)

I just didn't know the going rate in such tourneys.

Still don't know if Murray decided to play here or not.

Fed's and Ralph's must be in the millions then...

batz
04-19-2011, 04:55 AM
Tom Tebbutt is a knowledgeable Canadian commentator.

He says in this blog:
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An informed source told me that Murray is to be paid 200,000 Euros in an appearance fee to play the tournament.

http://www.lovemeansnothing.ca/blog/milos-is-a-popular-guy
---

I guess Verdasco wasn't offered a comparable amount, so he passed :-)

I just didn't know the going rate in such tourneys.

Still don't know if Murray decided to play here or not.

He is hitting this afternoon (about now I think) decision will come after that.

Bartelby
04-19-2011, 04:59 AM
Sounds somewhat similar to the money Djokovic got for putting in a desultory performance in Brisbane.

I don't think Murray would have gone to Barcelona with an injury without such a contractual obligation.

THESEXPISTOL
04-19-2011, 05:05 AM
Federer was paid 1.000.000€ to attend Estoril Open in 2010.

pound cat
04-19-2011, 05:06 AM
Sounds somewhat similar to the money Djokovic got for putting in a desultory performance in Brisbane.

I don't think Murray would have gone to Barcelona with an injury without such a contractual obligation.

He is there but not sure of playing

For up to date tennis news..go to eurosport....

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/18042011/58/murray-waits-scan-results-barcelona.html

pound cat
04-19-2011, 05:07 AM
Fed's and Ralph's must be in the millions then...

The wouldn't surprise me.

Bartelby
04-19-2011, 05:09 AM
If he's out maybe they can send a cheque asap to Verdasco.

pound cat
04-19-2011, 05:12 AM
If he's out maybe they can send a cheque asap to Verdasco.

I think Verdasco has just complained his way out of ever being asked to appear in a tournament again.

Bartelby
04-19-2011, 05:17 AM
Yes, he should have waited, but still if he won last year he might have had reason to complain if his fee was considerably lower than some others.

Semi-Pro
04-19-2011, 05:28 AM
So will Andy play at Barcelona or no?

Ash_Smith
04-19-2011, 05:33 AM
I hear Rafa got around 500,000 for playing Queens last year and Murray similar.

Cheers

Ash

ericsson
04-19-2011, 05:35 AM
So will Andy play at Barcelona or no?

yes he will, against JC Ferrero first round...

batz
04-19-2011, 05:44 AM
yes he will, against JC Ferrero first round...

Where do you hear this mate - I've not seen any confirmation yet.

Berdych is out with Flu BTW - replaced by Rui Machado

Netzroller
04-19-2011, 05:45 AM
Federer was paid 1.000.000 to attend Estoril Open in 2010.
Are you being serious!?:shock::shock:

According to Wikipedia, the winner gets 73.300.
He would have therefore gotten more than 10 times the highest prize money for simply showing up...

mistik
04-19-2011, 05:45 AM
I heard nadal payed 2 million$$$ to play in Thailand last year,plus free vacation for his friends.

Bartelby
04-19-2011, 05:46 AM
Murray may end up being paid a 100k a set if his elbow flares again.

Bartelby
04-19-2011, 05:47 AM
When Tiger used to visit one of his 'female friends' he used to ask for appearance money as well.

cypher
04-19-2011, 05:50 AM
The top players are all pathetically overpaid, just some more than others.

Marius_Hancu
04-19-2011, 05:50 AM
I heard nadal payed 2 million$$$ to play in Thailand last year,plus free vacation for his friends.

I read this amount in the press 5 years ago as having been paid to Tiger in Thailand, thus it seems credible.

THESEXPISTOL
04-19-2011, 06:16 AM
Are you being serious!?:shock::shock:

According to Wikipedia, the winner gets 73.300.
He would have therefore gotten more than 10 times the highest prize money for simply showing up...

Yes, i'm being serious. And this is not the biggest check under these circunstances, i remember Nadal beign paid almost the double of Fed @ Estoril in Vietnam i think.

single_handed_champion
04-19-2011, 07:06 AM
A million dollar/euro appearance fee?? That's just criminal. And Federer played one of his worst matches ever in losing to Montanes that year...

Seems hypocritical to me. I hear the top guys talking all the time about how they should be allowed to play whatever tournaments they want, instead of cutting tournaments from the calendar, so that the 'lower ranked guys' can participate in the smaller events to make their ends meet or gather ranking points. And then they go and stuff their purses with these deals...

Bartelby
04-19-2011, 07:14 AM
To be fair-ish to the great players, if they turn up they generate media interest in the tournament so the fee is commercial.

35ft6
04-19-2011, 07:29 AM
Where do they get this money? I know where Dubai gets their appearance money, but some of these tournaments, with all those empty seats... are the sponsors giving them THAT much?

THESEXPISTOL
04-19-2011, 07:52 AM
Where do they get this money? I know where Dubai gets their appearance money, but some of these tournaments, with all those empty seats... are the sponsors giving them THAT much?

Everyone has their own laundry to do :wink:

DjokerIsTheBest
04-19-2011, 08:01 AM
Murray out of Barcelona due to elbow injury. Nadal really lucked out at MC.

sureshs
04-19-2011, 09:14 AM
I read this amount in the press 5 years ago as having been paid to Tiger in Thailand, thus it seems credible.

Well, we all know what Tiger must have used the money for in Thailand.

single_handed_champion
04-19-2011, 09:27 AM
Murray out of Barcelona due to elbow injury. Nadal really lucked out at MC.

Exactly. Lucked out that someone whose claycourt resume is nothing to write home about, has never beaten Nadal on the surface, and has had an abysmal run of late, was not at his best to rout him :roll:

Next.

DjokerIsTheBest
04-19-2011, 09:46 AM
Exactly. Lucked out that someone whose claycourt resume is nothing to write home about, has never beaten Nadal on the surface, and has had an abysmal run of late, was not at his best to rout him :roll:

Next.

Yup. Murray was definitely in the doldrums and STILL manage to take an easy set off Nadal who was playing much better than Murray. Djoker surely would have crushed Nadal.

single_handed_champion
04-19-2011, 10:59 AM
Yup. Murray was definitely in the doldrums and STILL manage to take an easy set off Nadal who was playing much better than Murray. Djoker surely would have crushed Nadal.

And you would bet your house on it, since it never happened.

cc0509
04-19-2011, 11:34 AM
The top players are all pathetically overpaid, just some more than others.

I totally disagree. The top players are the face of tennis currently and the players people want to see when they buy tickets. They drive the tennis business. Both the tournament directors and the players know this. Tennis players have a short shelf life, so I say strike while the iron is hot.

cc0509
04-19-2011, 11:38 AM
A million dollar/euro appearance fee?? That's just criminal. And Federer played one of his worst matches ever in losing to Montanes that year...

Seems hypocritical to me. I hear the top guys talking all the time about how they should be allowed to play whatever tournaments they want, instead of cutting tournaments from the calendar, so that the 'lower ranked guys' can participate in the smaller events to make their ends meet or gather ranking points. And then they go and stuff their purses with these deals...

That is capitalism my friend. That is the way it works. The best players who are the face of the game are paid the most. They are in demand and they know it. Why the heck shouldn't they go and stuff their purses as you say with these deals? They would be stupid not to IMO.

DjokerIsTheBest
04-19-2011, 11:48 AM
And you would bet your house on it, since it never happened.

What never happened? I never said anything would happen.

Fee
04-19-2011, 12:50 PM
Is this news? Roddick pulls about $500,000 for the tournaments he plays in the US (San Jose, Washington, etc). Verdasco probably got $100,000 or more to play San Jose and Memphis. Most of the top 20 get paid fees to play the optional events. Some players up to the Top 50 can usually get a few dollars in fees from tournaments. Depends on the tournament, the country, the player.

The-Champ
04-19-2011, 01:15 PM
Yup. Murray was definitely in the doldrums and STILL manage to take an easy set off Nadal who was playing much better than Murray. Djoker surely would have crushed Nadal.

or Nadal would have given him another drubbing like what.... 10 times before?

DjokerIsTheBest
04-19-2011, 01:27 PM
or Nadal would have given him another drubbing like what.... 10 times before?

Surely the past is not always the best indicator of the future.

The-Champ
04-19-2011, 02:18 PM
Surely the past is not always the best indicator of the future.

of course not...but probability-wise though, your claim is nothing but plain stupidity.

DjokerIsTheBest
04-19-2011, 02:19 PM
of course not...but probability-wise though, your claim is nothing but plain stupidity.

So probability wise you would choose Hrbarty over Nadal today. Interesting.

The-Champ
04-19-2011, 02:31 PM
So probability wise you would choose Hrbarty over Nadal today. Interesting.

yeah..because hrbaty was beating a powerhouse Nadal on clay at that time...try again ****..


btw...i didn't know hrbaty has 10-0 h2h against nadal on clay

DjokerIsTheBest
04-19-2011, 02:41 PM
yeah..because hrbaty was beating a powerhouse Nadal on clay at that time...try again ****..


btw...i didn't know hrbaty has 10-0 h2h against nadal on clay

Djokovic is not the same player he was before AO11. You try again. The past is the past.