Tennis player's shouldn't get married

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  1. Cesc Fabregas

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    If I were a rich successful tennis player I would never get married, think about it she turns out to be a gold digger and wants a divorce and all of a sudden you lose 75% of you're wealth and left with virtually nothing not a risk worth taking.
     
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  2. Mick

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    not if your spouse is richer than you are as it was in the case of agassi and graf :)
     
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  3. Graf was not richer than Andre when they married. Far from it
     
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  4. GameSampras

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    Not to mention tennis players are hardly the highest paid athletes out there. A divorce can whipe someone out quick.. And these guys arent getting paid 20-30 mil a year either,


    I think Roger has grossed around 40 mil in his whole career? Hell guys like A Rod, shaq, Kobe, Lebron, can make that in around 2 years
     
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  5. You have to be very careful about who you married, Roger and Mirka for example i could see growing old together since they met when Roger was a promising teenager and now they have 2 daughters, but its a good point, id say that someone like Safin has probably blown a couple of millions on girls...
     
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  6. Cesc Fabregas

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    Roddick was crazy to marry Brooklyn Decker, she is a 22 year old swim suit model, she'll get bored in no time and want a divorce which means Roddick will have to shell out most of his fortune.
     
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  7. Mick

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    really? i thought she was because she had won nearly everything. female tennis players probably did not get paid as much as they do today.
     
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  8. jonnythan

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    Wow, misogynist much?
     
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  9. VivalaVida

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    That is only with prize money. Federer is one of the richest athletes on earth. I think some list said he earns 35 million a year.
     
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  10. jonnythan

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    Female tennis players certainly made less money per win than the guys did... plus, Agassi was on every other commercial on TV. He's probably made more money from endorsements than he ever made actually winning tournaments.
     
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  11. GameSampras

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    And thats where I think Roger was smart and in the right.. He didnt get himself a hot looking freakin supermodel that could get any damn guy she wants.. Or a some Rich and famous Britney Spears either..


    But of course we dont know how high maintenance Mirka is either. I expect she isnt cheap. Some women (hell most) get accustomed to that way of living and they just want MORE MORE MORE!!!


    But you marry yourself a swimsuit model getting eyes planted at her at every turn of every street corner... Boy oh boy,, you're on the highway to hell
     
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  12. Yes she did, but they didnt get paid as much back then as you mentioned, and Agassis contract with Nike were outta this world, Agsssi was paid more from Nike during his entire career than Sampras, gimme 10 minutes and ill dig out the source.
     
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    I think most people would take the risk for a chance of having a family and someone they love to grow old with. Not everyone is Elizabeth Taylor, you know. And if they're worried about the money, one word:

    PRE-NUP
     
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    And we can see which people in this thread will NEVER find a wife. (GS, CF)
     
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  15. akv89

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    I think Federer makes roughly 30 million a year with prize money and endorsements.
     
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  16. Cesc Fabregas

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    Well if Mirka ever decides she wants a divorce she'll take Roger to the cleaners because they have kids now.
     
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    Go tell Mirka this. LOL
     
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  18. Yes, he made alot more on endorsements than prize-money. Hes American , Nike is an American company, he wore Nike from 1986-2005 (when he switched to Adidas to salute his wife)
     
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    He's made 50m in prize money. That's a small portion of his wealth, considering it doesn't include appearance fees, NIKE SPONSORSHIP, WILSON SPONSORSHIP, Netjet appearance, gilette, etc.
     
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  20. Lol:twisted:

    10 char
     
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  21. You are absolutely right, but GameSampras is even trying to make Roger look poor.
     
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  22. jonnythan

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    I seriously think some people make themselves feel better by assuming that the guys with the really hot wives or girlfriends are going to be miserable in the end.

    There's really no other reason. So many guys think "hot babe" = "no attention-span, only interested in money, will dump your ass and take your money," and I think it's just because they can't get those hot babes.
     
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    Federer has a life time sponsorship with Wilson for about a million a year. I highly doubt that he'll ever go poor.
     
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  24. Cesc Fabregas

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    True but Im sure he wouldn't want 75% of his fortune taken away.
     
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    Is that really how much you lose after divorce?
     
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  26. Yes, Forbes Magazine, he makes 35 millions a year. His prize-money is pocket-change compared to the rest.
     
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    No, because Federer would lose very little in fact. Because he is the one making most of the money, and Mirka for only a short time was managing his money, she would only take anywhere from 10-15% at most. Then there's child support. But still, it wouldn't be 75%.
     
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  28. jonnythan

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    That depends entirely on the pre-nup. If there is no pre-nup, then Mirka gets half of everything. Well, that's how it goes in the US anyway.
     
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  29. VivalaVida

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    Thanks for that. I was wondering why people get married if they might lose 75 percent of their fortune :lol:
     
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  30. Cesc Fabregas

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    It could be up to that much, she has supported him and travelled with him all these years and now they have children, if she found a real hard nosed dirty lawyer she could take him to the cleaners.
     
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    You must be 10 yrs old. Do girls have cooties too?
     
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    Steffi won $21,891,306 USD in her career from prize money, not incuding endorsements and adidas etc. She definitley does not need to rely on Andre for $$$
     
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  33. Frodo Baggins

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    Wants to Marry A Pro Tennis player here;) Heck Wants to Do A Pro Tennis Player ;) Is That Allowed?? Namely Tommy Or Davide.. ;) Oh Ya!!! Hint Hint!!! :)
     
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  34. VivalaVida

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    While that maybe true that she doesnt need to rely on Andre. Andre indeed made much much more money than her with endorsements.
     
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    Wrong. It is completely up to each state.

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    But only a fool wouldn't get a pre-nup if they have alot of money.
     
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  36. flyinghippos101

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    Yikes man, how paranoid could you get?
     
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    I cannot roll my eyes hard enough at the topic under discussion. Really guys?
     
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  38. :arrow::shock::arrow::shock:
     
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  39. BreakPoint

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    Isn't that true for anyone with any degree of wealth and not just exclusively for tennis players?

    On the flip side, look at Federer. Mirka became his girlfriend well before he was rich and famous and before he won anything. He was also much uglier back then, so you know that she loves him for who he is deep inside and not for his money, fame, and success nor for his looks. :)
     
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  40. GameSampras

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    ROger doesnt get a pre-nup and Mirka calls it quite especially now, he wont have a whole lot of money left.


    Jordan made a hell of a lot more money in his career than Federer, and his wife almost bleeded him dry. Somewhere in the neighorhood of 300 million

    And alot of depends on your lifestyle too.. You would be amazed at how fast money can go. Michael Jackson, Mike Tyson ring a bell?
     
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  41. BreakPoint

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    I think you just nailed it! :)
     
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  42. GameSampras

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    What guys with hot chicks for wives usually DONT end up miserable in then? Unless they get another hot chick that is.


    And spare me the "We dont get hot babes" routine. Obviously your chances of getting maintenance girls which are usually better looking increase when you have fame and fortune.. So does affairs.. It kind of goes with the territory there daddy
     
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  43. BreakPoint

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    Federer's lifetime contract with Wilson is for two million a year. Not a bad pension. Sure beats social security. He'll be 80 years old and still getting $2 million a year from Wilson.
     
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  44. Cesc Fabregas

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    Look at Paul McCartney's ex wife she took him to the cleaners and Roger is more attached to Mirka than she was.
     
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  45. GameSampras

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    It all depends on your lifestyle..
     
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  46. GameSampras

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    And paul McCartney was more wealthy than Roger is
     
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  47. BreakPoint

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    I don't think guys like Dan Ackroyd and Ric Ocasek are "miserable". If you don't know who their wives are, look it up.
     
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  48. BreakPoint

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    If you're spending more than $2 million a year, you're not poor.
     
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  49. settolove

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    Heather Mills McCartney got in the region of £24million. Considering Paul McCartney was worth in the region of £825million I hardly think £24million is taking someone to the cleaners.
     
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  50. Cesc Fabregas

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    Would you be willing to expose your vast wealth to a potential gold digger if you were rich?
     
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