Roger Federer express his opinion about increasing the prize money for the lower-ranked players
The prize money is one of the most important things in Tennis and it can motivate for the win,
even some players are playing to get the prize money to help them to cover the cost
of traveling around the world to play tournaments, pay hotels, pay aviation costs…
for that, Roger Federer asks to increase the prize money of the lower-ranked player.Roger Federer asks to increase prize money for lower-ranked Embed from Getty Images
He mentioned when He was in the beginning, it meant a lot for him when He won
his first Grand Slam and He compared how the prize money in Australian Open
in 2004 which was around 450K dollars and now it’s 3.6 Million dollars.
The 20 Grand Slam winner opened the discussion about the gap between the winner
and the first round loser in prize side, so that He couraged them to increase the value
of how these players get and the same thing happen for the challenger tours.
I do believe the challenger players and also maybe qualifying and the second-round loser should get more.” Roger saidRoger Federer asks to increase prize money for lower-ranked Embed from Getty Images
The high increase in Tennis prize money made this sport a big rival of golf and some other sports,
which is a thing the 38 years old liked the most.
“I think it was important for us just to be able to raise winners’ prize money and come up
with that so we can rival also other sports like golf and others so we have higher prize money for the winners.”
Moreover, the winner of the US Open 2019 will make 3.85 Million dollars which is a big prize.
and thanks to the ATP who did the fair job to increase the prize money of the tournament winners to make Tennis prizes more than many other sports.