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Old 11-14-2012, 05:06 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Tshooter View Post
I think the issue is a bit more involved then a simple look at the gross tournament revenue verse the players cut, however, for USO it's approximately 14% of tournament revenue based on 2010 numbers.

About 177 million in tournament revenue and 25 million in prize money. It's public information.
There are public claims for revenues but are they accurate? Not sure where you get $177 million. Wall St. Journal claimed it was $215 million in 2011:
World Tennis magazine claimed the USO 2012 took in $218 million and players' take was 8.6%.

I have a feeling the ATP executives don't reveal costs, which would include salaries that are rumored to be rather high for their skill level. I'd wager pro tennis has a lot of good ol' boy stuff going on and the players are getting shafted.
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