Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 26

Five French Open players to root for

After plenty of number crunching posts, forgive a little indulgence. Here’s an entirely arbitrary five players to root for at Roland Garros to keep you busy in week one while Rafael Nadal eases into his beetle crushing top gear. Mikhail Kukushkin, KAZ Put, if you can, Kukushkin’s move to Kazakhstan’s burgeoning tennis imports (who might …

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May 16

South Africa’s large – but I can’t see it on my map

Things seem to go continue to stumble along to a new low (a crawl, presumably) in South African tennis, as the humiliations keep piling up. The latest is having to hand back home advantage for a Davis Cup WORLD GROUP play-off tie to Canada. This is hardly Euro-Africa Zone Three. Having already got a dispensation …

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May 07

Tennis Prize Money – the Challenger Tour

In our last prize money post, we looked at the ATP Main Tour. We saw a rise in prize money over the last decade, and did our best to crunch the numbers and reach some conclusions. There seemed to be a rough squeeze on players ranked 80-120, who were falling behind in relative terms compared …

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May 05

Tennis prize money – then and now

‘It is clear more needs to be done for lower end players for whom the rising costs of professional tennis have out-stripped prize money.” Those were the words of the All England Club Chairman Phillip Brook, announcing prize money changes for Wimbledon 2012 to help qualifiers and first round losers. So, I’ve made an effort …

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