Roger Federer will reportedly become the first billionaire in tennis in 2020

BGod

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Publicly. Privately I've assumed he passed the billion mark years ago, maybe 2012. A lot of the income players receive is not made public. Tax returns are suppose to be private, especially in Federer's case where he has numerous international holdings. There's also the distinction of net worth and liquid assets. A person on paper may register as having 1 million but have 20 million in actual assets. Rarely is the public ever going to sniff real figures of high profile celebrities.
 

King No1e

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Trump says that she says and the whole Mid of USA believes
Same for windmills causing cancer, the economy is strong because Stock market is high, and other BS
That one always irks me because even smart well educated people believe that. The stock market is only an indicator of how the upper half of a country is doing. But Donald Trump and his PR folks can come out and say "the stock market is doing great" and people will assume the economy in general is doing great. Wages are still stagnant there and a large chunk of Americans work full time and still live below the poverty line.
 

dr325i

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That one always irks me because even smart well educated people believe that. The stock market is only an indicator of how the upper half of a country is doing. But Donald Trump and his PR folks can come out and say "the stock market is doing great" and people will assume the economy in general is doing great. Wages are still stagnant there and a large chunk of Americans work full time and still live below the poverty line.
 
That one always irks me because even smart well educated people believe that. The stock market is only an indicator of how the upper half of a country is doing. But Donald Trump and his PR folks can come out and say "the stock market is doing great" and people will assume the economy in general is doing great. Wages are still stagnant there and a large chunk of Americans work full time and still live below the poverty line.
I guess those people support Andrew Yang because he wants to give everyone a Universal Basic Income (UBI). Yang did poorly in both Iowa and NH presidential race that he dropped out of the race last night :-(
 

SonnyT

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Explain why sports athletes becoming billionaires is important! Will you think more of them because of it?

I hope it doesn't make any difference to most Fedfans!
 
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King No1e

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I guess those people support Andrew Yang because he wants to give everyone a Universal Basic Income (UBI). Yang did poorly in both Iowa and NH presidential race that he dropped out of the race last night :-(
Yes, that was really sad to hear. I've been a fan of Yang too, he's a really intelligent guy and brought ideas that aren't even too big in Canada or Europe into the American mainstream, which is less accepting of new ideas like that.
Speaking of which, how on Earth do party caucuses work in the US? They have delegates, delegate equivalents, popular votes, which metric decides it?
 

dr325i

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Her 2 minutes of fame will be over. And she'll be back to being a nobody. Nobody gives a f*ck what she has to say about anything.
Actually, a lot of us do
Hence, why she made it to the person of the year list.
when you have hurricane in Europe in February, when you have 60s in Northern Europe in February, when a 1000t iceberg just separated from the rest, when we had the hottest January on record In this part of the world, only Trampolinas can ignore that...
 

Mike Sams

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Actually, a lot of us do
Hence, why she made it to the person of the year list.
when you have hurricane in Europe in February, when you have 60s in Northern Europe in February, when a 1000t iceberg just separated from the rest, when we had the hottest January on record In this part of the world, only Trampolinas can ignore that...
And this is a tennis forum last I checked. If you wanna make a difference, go out and petition or do something worthwhile to support her cause. Don't waste your time on a tennis forum cause nobody gives a f*ck :)
 

dr325i

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And this is a tennis forum last I checked. If you wanna make a difference, go out and petition or do something worthwhile to support her cause. Don't waste your time on a tennis forum cause nobody gives a f*ck :)
But you did when it was time to spit on a young girl...
Just like your guy that even uses the same language when representing our country...
Try a different phrase, may actually have an impact instead of repeating over and over...
 

Mark-Touch

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Actually, a lot of us do
Hence, why she made it to the person of the year list.
when you have hurricane in Europe in February, when you have 60s in Northern Europe in February, when a 1000t iceberg just separated from the rest, when we had the hottest January on record In this part of the world, only Trampolinas can ignore that...
dr this thread is about Fed becoming a billionaire.
Please don't hijack it.
 

Mike Sams

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But you did when it was time to spit on a young girl...
Just like your guy that even uses the same language when representing our country...
Try a different phrase, may actually have an impact instead of repeating over and over...
The fact she called out Federer is the only reason she's getting any attention on this forum. There's a bigger battle out there to be fought.
 

Subway Tennis

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I'm pretty sure I heard yrs ago that the 1st tennis billionaire is probably Ion Tiriac! He owns tournaments & runs Madrid Masters! He's a crook, but a wealthy one! :sneaky:
Tiriac is a sexist pig and a pathetic old dinosaur.

If you remember the debacles of "sexy" model / ballpersons at Madrid (who fell over on court and got hit by players) and the sideshow of blue clay, both of those attention-seeking, stone-age "concepts" were his idea.

He is an old codger completely devoid of any progressive ideas and only continues to hold sway while he is good for $.
 

Mike Sams

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Tiriac is a sexist pig and a pathetic old dinosaur.

If you remember the debacles of "sexy" model / ballpersons at Madrid (who fell over on court and got hit by players) and the sideshow of blue clay, both of those attention-seeking, stone-age "concepts" were his idea.

He is an old codger completely devoid of any progressive ideas and only continues to hold sway while he is good for $.
Federer and Berdych had no problem with the blue clay whatsoever. But I guess the shotmakers can handle these types of surfaces better than the baseline pushers and gazelles who rely so much on defense and running everything down like Nadal and Djokovic.

 

Fiero425

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Federer and Berdych had no problem with the blue clay whatsoever. But I guess the shotmakers can handle these types of surfaces better than the baseline pushers and gazelles who rely so much on defense and running everything down like Nadal and Djokovic.

I rather enjoyed the blue clay! It wasn't as homogenized a court and everyone knew from day one Nadal or Djokovic had no chance of winning! I think Nole held on for one extra day to secure his top ranking over Nadal who had been upset the day before! It was a hoot in so many ways; esp. listening to Nadal kvetch about the court! If they expected either to return, that blue stuff had to be plowed under the very next day after the Championship match! Winning it helped give Federer the #1 ranking for a while after taking another Wimbledon in 2012! Unfortunately for him, Nole was able to snatch back #1 in Nov. and retain it over the dead period of the off-season! :unsure:
 
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Subway Tennis

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Federer and Berdych had no problem with the blue clay whatsoever. But I guess the shotmakers can handle these types of surfaces better than the baseline pushers and gazelles who rely so much on defense and running everything down like Nadal and Djokovic.

Tiriac faced a boycott if he ever layed that surface again. He had just enough sense to know he should never stage blue clay again.

It was an outrageous stunt, and thankfully something we are unlikely to see again.

I take your point that Federer and Berdych both adapted well to the surface, but so did Janko Tipsarevic. He made the semi final. Make of that what you will ;)
 

Mike Sams

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Tiriac faced a boycott if he ever layed that surface again. He had just enough sense to know he should never stage blue clay again.

It was an outrageous stunt, and thankfully something we are unlikely to see again.

I take your point that Federer and Berdych both adapted well to the surface, but so did Janko Tipsarevic. He made the semi final. Make of that what you will ;)
Serena Williams had no problem with the blue clay either and won the title without much fuss. And she called both Nadal and Djokovic a couple of "weenies" for being such crybabies about the blue clay. So there you go...
 
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