He was complaining all the time before about champions getting so much while lower ranked getting peanuts. And he agreed for this especially to happen.The winner REGARDLESS was going to be giving up money. It wasn't some special Djokovic donation. He just happened to win.
Not sure if serious but there are some who think this way. Djokovic haters in a nutshell:What a tool!
Can't believe he's trying to buy public affection with money. Never thought he'd go this far.
You will never be as loved and admired as Fededer and Nadlal! Deal with it!!
True, the article seems to describe the fact that before the tournament the prize changes were already negotiated. More fake news.This is my appeal to all fans no matter who they are cheering for to have a balanced mind. I like Federer for his tennis skills and to a lesser extent Nadal. I also respect Djokovic for his tennis. But what people do with their money is entirely upto them. I also don't like this nonsense about my player is large hearted while your player is stingy and tries to make money out of his shoes.
There is no english language article about Djokovic donating 1 million of his prize money. I'm sure the OP is not serbian or knows the language. Please don't go by the elation of yesterday's win and think through things with less emotions
Ah so the other thread isn't a pisstake it's just the truth. Had Djokovic lost in the 1R this still would've happened to the eventual champion. So this thread title should also include Naomi Osaka, no?okay it seems like this isn't a donation per se, they reduced the champions' prize money to boost the early round exiters' money and this was ratified by the top guys including djokovic and serena etc
so it's a good thing of course and it seems to have novak's support, but it's not a donation that djokovic was going to do just himself
These are the efforts of the PTPA. Both Men and Women involvedAh so the other thread isn't a pisstake it's just the truth. Had Djokovic lost in the 1R this still would've happened to the eventual champion. So this thread title should also include Naomi Osaka, no?
Hey haters how you gonna spin this
They'll say that 1 million is cheap, Fedal would have given more lmao
What a monster
Wow, that's a generous move!
You could spin it another way though - give the younger guys money, so they have less motivation to perform well, thus providing an easier path for Djokovic to win more slams.
Just a response to these.Not sure if serious but there are some who think this way. Djokovic haters in a nutshell:
Novak does something nasty: What more proof do you need? That's why he'll never be as loved as Federer and Nadal
Novak does something nice: He is faking it for attention. That's why he'll never be as loved as Federer and Nadal
It wouldn't have happened without the PTPA. They struck a deal with ATP to ease the pyramid structure of prize moneyJust a response to these.
Whoever won the Australian Open, male or female would have given up the prize money. This isn't a donation by Novak, it was an agreement of both tours to lower prize money at the later stages as to benefit those who lose earlier. If by some fluke, Karatsev had won the title, he still would've given up the $1 million. This isn't special to Djokovic. I mean it's nice he's sticking to the agreement. Would've been any player on ATP or WTA giving it up.
Basically, this would be me posting saying Serena Williams gave up $190,000 of her prize money to lower ranked players. Because last year SF prize money was $1,040,000 and this year it's $850,000.
It would have been anyone.
Please do, I want an excuse to get the popcorn outI saw the thread and tweet and thought oh wow mad respect for Djokovic there's no criticism just respect. But yeah as @Firstservingman said, this is just an agreement they all had. Like I could post this thread about Naomi Osaka. Or post it about Serena and all the other SFists etc.
In the OP's article, I could't find anything confirming that Djoko "gave up $1 million of his prize money."And they obviously won't show this on the news lol
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 1281||Q3||Q2||Q1|
|Mixed Doubles *||A$190,000||A$100,000||A$50,000||A$24,000||A$12,000||A$6,250||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 1281||Q3||Q2||Q1|
|Mixed Doubles *||A$150,000||A$85,000||A$45,000||A$24,000||A$12,000||A$6,250||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Tiley has now admitted the event has wiped out Tennis Australia’s $80 million in cash reserves and will force the event to seek concessional loans.
This is what sport looks like in the middle of a pandemic. Despite the heavy hits, Tiley is declaring the event a success after it showcased Melbourne to the world.
Behind the scenes, there were times when it felt anything but a success.
How is it possible to only have $80m in reserves when slams generate tens of millions in profit yearly? The organization must be run horribly. And are they really claiming that the tournament operated at a loss this year? I call BS.Here
Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley pulled off a miracle in guiding the Australian Open to the finish line, but there will be no revelling in triumph.www.news.com.au
Remembering there was the lockdown with no ticket sales and refunds needed to be given etc.How is it possible to only have $80m in reserves when slams generate tens of millions in profit yearly? The organization must be run horribly. And are they really claiming that the tournament operated at a loss this year? I call BS.
Also, didn't Wimbledon cancel cause they had pandemic insurance of $100 million. I think people underestimate the savings of these tournaments.With crowds also hesitant to attend in the middle of a pandemic the total attendance was just 130,374 spectators — down from 812,174 last year.
Many players keep such things quiet rather than seek publicity for it. Just sayingAnd they obviously won't show this on the news lol
The facts are thatwait okay so can someone clarify here please with a source in english
he gave up the money, but did he decide to do it or was this a thing that was instigated by someone else/the tournament/his foundation? what's the deal? cos a conscious donation on his part is very, very different to something else
The facts are that
- the prize money was adjusted well before the tournament.
- as a result there was more money for the players going out in the earlier rounds and less for the last 4 or last 8 (one can look that up)
- it would apply to whomever won the tournament
- Djokovic is one of the people pushing for it
Djokovic should get massive credit for this.
Framing it as if Djokovic took 1 million out of his received prize money and distributed it to other players is not correct.
Just as suggesting that he was the only one pushing for it.
Saying that “the news probably won’t report on this” is false. Because it was a big story when it happened.
bottom line: great thing for Djokovic to support players that are less off than he is.
The first is a fact, the second is guess towards his motive.You forgot the main fact and that is that Tiley skewed the prize money to lower-ranked players in all probability to better sell the tournament to the public.
The first is a fact, the second is guess towards his motive.
It makes just as little sense as saying Djokovic did it to increase his popularity. If we stick to the facts for Djokovic and assume it was done in good faith, we should do the same for Tiley. It’s silly to think one did it in the role of Messiah and the other one just for personal gain.
Exactly it’s just a change in prize money distribution, agreed by all players.True, the article seems to describe the fact that before the tournament the prize changes were already negotiated. More fake news.
This from before the tourney,
In 2021, the total purse will be $61.95 million with the men's and women's singles champ taking home $2.13 million. Last year's winners were awarded $3.12 million.
And this is from the Serb article,
Djokovic won $ 2.13 million to win the first Grand Slam of the year. Great fortune, but far less than he got for the title last year, when he was paid $ 3.12 million.
The seemingly strange situation becomes even more bizarre with the fact that the prize fund of the Australian Open is higher by 7 million dollars this year.
However, as tournament director Craig Tiley revealed, Djokovic agreed to drastically reduce the prize money for winners so that young players and those who drop out in the early stages get more money, to ease the difficult situation in the crown era, but also to help with big the cost of travel to Australia and back.
More fake news and LIES. ALL players agreed to these changes.