Originally Posted by Mustard
Kafelnikov was known for chasing the money, so I'm not at all surprised. He played as much as he felt as he could, in singles and doubles, big and small tournaments. It wasn't until 2002 that he started to burn out, so pretty good going after such long and hard schedules since 1993 or so.
Reminds me of Davydenko's famous reply to a journalist on this subject:
"I am Russian. All Russians love money!"