Fed made $6.35 M This year but sampras made $6.5 M...

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  1. Ulong

    Ulong Guest

    I just wonder how?
    I checked Sampras 's activities in 1997 which can't compare with Fed this year ! how can he earn money more than Fed ? :?

    btw, where is the grand slam cup ? $2.0 for winning this :roll:
     
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  2. laurie

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    Grand Slam Cup was run by ITF as a rival to ATP World Championships. It became confusing for fans and many players were skipping it despite the big pay day. So in 1999 ATP and ITF resolved their differences to form one competition.

    Which is now called the Masters Cup.
     
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  3. Ulong

    Ulong Guest

    So you mean, Singles Championship $1.5m + Grand Slam cup $ 2m = Masters Cup $1.5m ?
    Is this right ? if yes 2 millions $ tournament is just disappeared...
    How unfair for present tennis players!... :?
     
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  4. Rabbit

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    I want you to read your post very carefully. Unfair? Surely you jest.
     
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  5. @wright

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    I had been wondering about this, and I was sure Fed was having the biggest earning year in tennis history, but it looks like sampras made a little more that year. I wonder which tournies he won? I think Qatar pays $1M to the winner...
     
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  6. The tennis guy

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    Someone already said it. There was a Grand Slam Cup in 1997 where the winner won $2 million. Qatar gave apperance fee, but the prize money is always in-line with other similar tournaments.
     
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