Originally Posted by veroniquem
And he probably makes more in off court money. Prize money is only the tip of the iceberg these days.
Of course, and the guys paying them huge sums make tons of money off their backs as well. I remember lots of people moaning when Beckam went to Real Madrid for a huge sum of money but the club got the money back within a year or so just by selling overpriced Beckam football shirts.
The guys that can afford to pay the big 4 huge sums of money do so only because they get those figures back times x(at least in most cases).
Sure, we can talk about the ethics of a sportsman(that does nothing but entertain you) making a gazillion times more than scientists that try to cure cancer but then again, I doubt that there was a time in recent history when scientists had more perks than famous sportsmen.