But wasn't it always for money apart from 80-90, there is reason why there was a pro tour to begin with.
Economics major. Maybe has some Six Stigma training, focus on efficiency. Smart."I arrive, I take some money and I go to the next tournament: I do my job," he said.
"If you win an ATP 250, you only pocket $30,000. Me, with bye (in the first round), I took 10,000 each time losing straight. Why tear yourself away like crazy to earn barely more?"
I understand your point but one could argue that it's the ones who work their asses off are more the head cases in a practical sense. If Paire is making a good living and having a pleasant enough time doing it, so be it for him
Hm, is that why the 80s-90s had such great tennis? No video games? You might be onto something.i agree with beatlesfan and its why nobody can overtake the top 3 even tho they should be over the hill..
they just dont want to win bad enough.. probably just want to get back to the hotel playing video games smh...
But that's a problem that corrects itself. You don't get entry into tournaments for free; if you keep losing then your ranking will eventually drop and you will have to go to Challengers, and so on.
Perhaps this quote will be easier to identify:Yeah I realized I messed up just after posting. Happens to me pretty often.
Don't forget the sleek, James Bond racket. Although I guess he did an online interview for thatPerhaps this quote will be easier to identify:
" I arrive. I collect millions from the Oil Sheikhs and hawk my ugly $500 shoes. I play two pitiful matches and leave. I do my job," he said.
I don't think its fair to say "its whats wrong with tennis today" Paire obviously is a head case but him aside, not every player is going to win titles. I'm sure there are a handful of players out there who probably work harder than the top players and want to win titles over cash but get nowhere because they don't have that extra talent needed. I'm sure for them it's really hard to stay motivated in that situation and tennis IS a job at the end of the day, they need to make money so they naturally fall into the paycheck attitude. It's no different from a normal job in my opinion, how long can you work at your absolute best yet never get promoted or appreciated before you just sorta slip back into just doing the job?