So players should take a 60% cut and 80% champions cut while ATP executives keep full salaries, benefits and expense accounts? Make that make sense. Seems just a little bit hypocritical, don’t ya think? 5/5
Tennis is run like an intramural sport. Check NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA etc etc. Not comparing revenue/popularity to those sports but take a peak at their structure, talent representation, and percentage of revenue models. Tennis is plagued by conflict and lack of transparency. 3/5
How about a true audit to see much how tourneys are actually hurting and then a money formula after the event to reconcile. Amazing we still don’t have this in a lot of our big events. How does that make any sense? 2/5
ATP is a broken system. Players and tournaments as ‘partners’ need to work together, but 60% cut and 80% champions cut in one of our biggest events that has TV, Data, sponsorship, and newly approved gambling revenue intact, isn’t a partnership at all. 1/5 https://t.co/MmrZjCtpOW
To be clear, at this year's @MiamiOpen:
- Total prize money = $6.68 million ($3.34m each for men and women) - down from $16.7 million in 2019.
- Singles winners get $300,110 - down from $1.35 million in 2019 (almost 80 percent down on 2019)
Footage of D-Day, Iwo Jima. US Marines storm the Japanese-controlled island under heavy enemy fire.
By the evening of day 1, 30,000 Marines had landed. About 40,000 more would follow, the beginning of a bloody 36-day battle. #WW2https://t.co/1YK81rLy7V
Motivational purposes only!
Eight-time Paralympic International Medalist Blake Leeper inspired two-year-old KJ who was trying out his prosthetic leg for the first time ❤️
(via @Blake_Leeper) https://t.co/afwOyMtzOX
Thank you for sharing. Tom was such an amazing guy who was always a pleasure to speak with. Our sport lost a great writer and better man. Condolences to his wife and two boys. RIP https://t.co/V0M7NNUA3B
Tom covered the legendary three-day @JohnIsner marathon at Wimbledon in 2010, with 138 games in the fifth set. Watching Tom always push forward these past few years, I realized his own determination, at home and work, was a legend unto itself. https://t.co/EEORcf4FyB