Are we really sure Federer said "the prize money was ok" or that he was just passive in that meeting generally "okaying" the players' stand? It definitely DOESN'T come out that way from any of the other reports. Most players just accused him of not getting public attention or being all loud and bombastic in the meeting.
In the end though, he was the one holding all the negotiations while guys like Nadal conveniently backed out.
As far as I'm concerned players like Jerzy just want more money for less work. Clearly, we live in an era where mediocrity is to be rewarded.
Also, I heard Nadal is getting some hefty appearance fee for these mickey-mouse tournaments he's playing. I wonder why
I thought he was a Champion of the 'poor man.'