WOW. 1.3 millions for Federer per match in South America.

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  1. Paullaconte1

    Paullaconte1 Rookie

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    There is some talking about these tennis stars doing the extra mile to play exhibitions.
    Soon after the WTF, Djokovic went to Bratislava and Rio.

    Now Federer goes to a whole tour in South America.
    It seems he gets 1.3 millions per match!

    http://www.tennistonic.com/view_ten...-for-his-(very-lucrative)-South-American-Tour

    http://www.blick.ch/sport/tennis/federer-tourt-jetzt-durch-suedamerika-id2102835.html
    (you should translate sorry the last one if you don't know German).

    Sometimes I really think it's about money...:)
     
  2. sureshs

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    Demand and supply
     
  3. power level 800

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    eh, he'll learn soon enough that not even having all the money in the world would help him fill that empty void of having that losing h2h with Nadal.
     
  4. sureshs

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    Or not winning the Olympics singles gold.

    But it does deaden some of the pain and will help him hire the best psychiatrists.
     
  5. Paullaconte1

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    I think he will mourn about is H2H against Nadal in one of his private islands while sipping a nice pineapple juice on the beach. lol
     
  6. power level 800

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    ah, how could I forget. ;)

    and on this private island he will have tennis courts and he will have all types of surfaces except for clay! :twisted:
     
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    Right about now, I'd be happy with $100 to play an exhibition in South America. That would be good money for me. Unfortunately, nobody would want to see me play. I've gotten the supply:demand ratio all wrong...
     
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    or maybe he will have a clay court and he will ask one of his servants to dress up like Nadal to trash him in straight sets!
    ahaha.. sorry.. just kidding around!
     
  9. power level 800

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    well Roger is the King of Blue clay!! ;)


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  10. power level 800

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    hahahaha, what's the minimum wage right now? I would be happy if someone would pay me that just to play tennis. wouldn't be able to pay my bills but would be happy. :)
     
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    I know what you mean. If someone called me up right now with an offer to play an exhibition in South America for $100 firm, we'd have a deal but for minimum wage? I don't know. That's not cuttin' it for me. I'm guess I'm greedy...

    Whose dick do I have to suck for 1.3 million?
     
  12. Bobby Jr

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    Note: Federer's exhibition events are all for the benefit of his foundation.
     
  13. power level 800

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    So this money he's getting is tax free!! You mean the 1.3 he is getting paid? or what is raised from the events it's what gets donated?
     
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    Which on this forum mean one thing = greedy bstard trying to get tax breaks.
     
  15. Bobby Jr

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    I understand from a comment made by him once that his appearance fees from exhibitions would all be for his foundation.

    The destination of what is raised from holding the events I assume is the business of the organiser. In this case it may be that someone else is effectively just paying Federer to be there - so the money raised is theirs to sort.
     
  16. power level 800

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    okay. thanks for the response. but I shouldn't have asked that. I think it's Mr. Federer's business and only his on what he does with the money he rightfully earned.
     
  17. NadalDramaQueen

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    You are ruining the Fed bashing fun! 90's Clay and his sidekick helloworld haven't even had a chance to weigh in yet. :(
     
  18. BrooklynNY

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    It's pretty awesome that Fed is getting 1.3 million for practice sessions against Ferrer and Bellucci. Tsonga might give Fed a run, but will likely be in showman mode. I didn't see, are the matches on clay?

    In all fairness, Deadspin had a special with an anonymous athlete agent, and he was saying that foundations are basically just ways to employ your family, although I don't think Fed is in the business of that.
     
  19. Bobby Jr

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    Darn. My bad... I jumped the gun.:lol:
     
  20. forzamilan90

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    dont forget the great NSK, that guy is in a league of his own
     
  21. smoledman

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    All the money is going to charity, haters.
     
  22. sureshs

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    Source please.
     

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