Wimbledon prize money 2013
The guy behind Wimbledon’s controversial boost in reward cash has actually hit away at experts associated with £23, 500 first circular reward money.
Sergiy Stakhovsky, once the world No 31, now No 117, the most influential males in playing tennis, sitting on Players’ Council alongside Roger Federer and a chosen few other individuals. The Ukrainian had been the loudest sound inside necessitate increases in cash for the very early rounds of Grand Slams, anything Wimbledon introduced in 2010.
Cash for very first circular losers at SW19 is up £9, 000 to £23, 500 this present year, as a result of Stakhovsky and the other countries in the council lobbying for a fairer deal.
Powerful: Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky led the demands a reward money boost at Grand Slams
‘It ended up being welcomed by me personally, ’ stated Stakhovksy. ‘We’ve been talking to the Wimbledon for quite a long time now and we also are content we’ve persuaded them. Over the past 10 years the Grand Slam prize circulation moved just one method therefore now it is settled straight down a little. It has a substantial impact on the everyday lives of the players.
‘The sponsorship agreements tend to be primarily directed at the top 10 players. The remainder top 100 guys don’t have the way of life of superstars. They've the life span of humans.’
Nonetheless, at the least £23, 500 will be a lot of cash for playing a Wimbledon. Until, states Stakhovsky, you are taking into consideration the expense of traveling the entire world.
‘It would be good becoming a footballer because your club will pay for you and your coaching. However in playing tennis you pay-all these expenses yourself. There’s nobody behind you giving you free vacation, a coach and costs unless you're from the four big nations in which you possess majors. Those countries are able to finance people.’
Money boost: First round losers at Wimbledon in 2010 will receive £23, 500
Their remarks to Sportsmail follow further details in a job interview earlier in the day in 2010. ‘I’m into the negative following the big tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami. And therefore’s while attaining the 2nd round in Indian Wells. And we also can’t order seats in advance. Often, we choose the seats on the day of departure. A year ago, just the seats cost me 85, 000. Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray – that is just another globe. We simply don’t exist when compared with them.’
Stakhovsky told Sportsmail the reforms had the support of all top players and in addition emphasises which he feels it is important the most effective performers are compensated really too. ‘We didn’t want to put all of the money in 1st round and neglect the winners as the champions, the semi-finalists, the quarter-finalists all deserve even more.
‘My fantasy is always to play better playing tennis. In the first half of the year I’ve been concentrating too much regarding the council. So now i recently want to get my results right back.'