Marcos Giron has turned pro

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  1. Maximagq

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    Thoughts on the 2014 NCAA champion?
     
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    Marcos was a very good college player. I think he has 100 to 150 ATP potential.

    The big question is who is going to win the 2015 NCAA title at Baylor?

    From this UVA fan's perspective it is between USC and UVA with UGA and UCLA having a shot. There are still a few unknowns like where Wimbledon junior champ Noah Rubin is going (UVA or WF) and whether Collin Altamirano is going to UVA in the spring or turn pro, but if we get one or both of these guys then UVA is the clear favorite. Even with neither, UVA still has a good chance with our new Swiss guy (600ish ATP rank) and top 5 recruit Henrik Wiersholm plus the primary carryovers Mitchell Frank, Ryan Shane, Mac Styslinger, and Thai Son Kwiatkowski.
     
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    Re: his academics, the Ventura County Star reports:
     
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    Methinks it would be difficult to take final-year economics courses years after completing the first 3 years. But hey, his call. Can't really argue it, and at least he does plan on going back.
     
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    Can you copy and paste the news article into this thread? I'm having trouble subscribing to the news site
     
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    I think he has top 100 potential. but beyond that it will be very difficult for him. ATP tennis has become big men's game. seem like short guys have problems if you are not super fast like Ferrer. I don't think he has that kind of speed.

    It might have been better if he waited til summer season is over and see how the US open goes. Then turn Pro if everything goes well.
     
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    By turning pro before the US Open, Giron will get $35,754 just for making the main draw of the US Open with his automatic NCAA wildcard entry. If he gets a good draw and wins one match he will earn a total of $60,420.

    Given that he will have to start playing mostly Futures events with their $10K or $15 K total purses he can use this money as way to get started in his pro career.

    The prize money at the majors keeps going up and up with the winner getting $3 million at both Wimbledon and at the Open this year. Still I expect the players are still getting only about 25% of the total $$$ taken in at these events, I read somewhere that Wimbledon, which is a private club, nets after all expenses about $60 million a year. I expect the USTA nets more, which it uses to support junior tennis and pay for other things.

    The ATP tour controls all events and the percentage paid to the players, except for the 4 majors, where all of the really big money is earned mostly because of TV. Even with all of this money, I believe that only about the top 150 men and the top 100 women break even after typical expenses, which includes travel and coaching. At the top tennis is very lucrative, but it does not pay very well on down the line.

    Ticket prices at the US Open for prime and loge seating for the semis and finals are ridiculous, but they sell all of them. I just checked the official resale ticket website and court side seats are selling for about $6,000 for the finals per person and the better loge seating is about $2,000 per person. Even the worst nose bleed seats are about $400.

    http://origin-usopen.usta-dns.com/news/2014_us_open_to_feature_largest_purse_in_tournament_history/
     
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    exactly, that is why true tennis fans don't go to semis and finals. we go to early rounds or labor day weekend only. I like sitting close to courts. I am not sitting on top of the stadium
     
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    I hope that his decision was based more on his confidence to make a decent career on the courts professionally rather than cashing a 1-time pay day for 35k. That amount will cover 2-4 months of expenses on tour. It would be a mistake to put school on hold for a couple months of trial and error.
     
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    Agree Feddie (won't see me say that often)! LOL. Say him play at a futures last summer, excellent player but had a technical issue or two that can be smoothed out. From what I recall his movement will need a major boost. To give the guy some slack, watching him in match play practice and early round he may not have been bringing his A game. Still looked sluggish though.
     
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    The vast majority of this money goes to the UK's equivalent of the USTA, the LTA. A (very) small portion of the profits of the event are kept back to pay for the club's charitable initiatives (focused on the coaching of children from under privileged areas in London) and for the general running costs of the club (minuscule in the grand scheme of things).
     
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    It looks like that VC Star gated the original article, but here's a follow up on Giron's decision in the same paper that contains more analysis.
     
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