Originally Posted by Rabbit
OH, OK. Well because Federer makes $2M/year on his Wilson deal alone. 40K to him is like a nickel to you and me.
P1 also ensures that all his frames are identical and probably most importantly builds him a custom grip. They also follow him world wide and string for him.
When you have made $8M in a year and $76M in a career, $40K a year to make sure your tools are perfect is hardly noticeable.
I had the same thought, but from what I've seen your numbers are a bit light. I saw more like $40M/year over the last few years. At that rate, $40K/year is the same, percentage-wise, as paying $100/year for string jobs to someone making $100K/year.