14 May

Djokovic, Nadal and Federer create a financial support fund

first_imgIn a letter addressed to the gamers, Novak Djokovic, President of the ATP Gamers Council, He offered his proposals for the creation of a financial support fund for his colleagues, after speaking about it with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Thus, whereas the ATP would have allotted a million {dollars} to assist gamers ranked between 150 and 400 on the planet, the massive three would search a support vary between 250 and 700.“We have now to assist the gamers. A lot of them are contemplating leaving skilled tennis as a result of they merely can’t survive financially.” Djokovic factors out. A couple of days in the past, the Spanish Pablo Carreño addressed this similar state of affairs when he thought-about that tennis gamers are additionally “self-employed employees”, and that there have been a lot of them, the bottom ranked, who within the present state of affairs survived “because of their mother and father”.“The primary 250 gamers (most of them a minimum of) performed within the qualifying spherical of the Australian Open this yr, which might assure them a first rate sum of money,” the Serb defined in his letter. Beginning at place 250, that is the place the actual financial battle takes place, “he explains. “We consider that we must always all come collectively and assist these gamers. A lot of them are contemplating leaving skilled tennis as a result of they merely can’t survive financially,” he provides. Sadly, there are a giant variety of gamers within the group between 250 and 700 that aren’t supported by the federations or don’t have any sponsors. The ATP has about 700 members and we’ve to attempt to deal with all of them. They’re the muse of tennis and the muse {of professional} sport, “explains the Serb.Within the letter, it’s proposed that the highest 100 gamers within the particular person rating and the highest 20 doubles rank to contribute between $ 5,000 to $ 30,000 every on a sliding scale, to the help fund for decrease rating gamers. This is able to be the size (for an estimated whole of $ 1,050,000):– From place 50 to 100: $ 5,000 every.– 20-50: $ 10,000 every – $ 10-20: $ 15,000 every – $ 5-10: $ 20,000 every – $ 1-5: 30,000 every– The 20 finest doubles: $ 5,000 everyA part of this help plan was unveiled this Friday by the President of the German Tennis Federation, Dirk Hordoff. The chief identified that there was a technique by the ITF (Worldwide Tennis Federation), the Grand Slam, the ATP and the WTA whereby gamers between 250th and 700th acquired $ 10,000 every to beat the break, and that these grants would come from the primary 100 gamers within the rating.With the anticipated contributions from the Grand Slams and the ATP, whole help might exceed $ four million. “Grand Slam tournaments are more likely to contribute $ 500,000 every,” added Djokovic. To that finish, ‘Nole, Nadal and Federer have proposed to the ATP that 50 p.c of the London ATP Finals endowment, ( whether it is disputed) is allotted to the support fund. Or, if that doesn’t occur, think about a answer with the redistribution of the 2021 Australian Open awards.last_img

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