Are top players doing enough for low-ranked players?
- 21 May 2020 à 20H14
"Djokovic's plan was: 'I will donate $30,000'. But he has made (more than) 100 (million) in his career," Rothenberg said. "It is about half what he would have made for losing first round Australian Open. Instead, he won the Australian Open and won like $3 million for that. He only wants to give $30,000. That's pretty meagre for the top players. This donation system should be more top-heavy."
"The winners don't share the money enough""Where would the cut off be for those giving and those receiving?", Josh Cohen asks Marion Bartoli. In the news recently, the top 100 has been widely considered to be the right limit. The Frenchwoman set it much more restrictively. For her, it would be better if the top 10 players in the world were the ones helping others.
Probably the top 10 for the women would be enough, Bartoli said. When you are ranked from 11 to 20, I would not say you are struggling, don't get me wrong, but you are definitely not making that much money, especially if you don't get very special endorsements. When I see someone winning the US Open and taking $4 million, as Ben said... I won Wimbledon and I did not take $4 million. I believe I took enough money out of it. Right now, the numbers are way too high for the people who are winning and they just don't share the money enough.World No 225 Noah Rubin set an even higher cut-off.
If you take the top 3 players in both the men and women's game, you are talking probably over a billion dollars net worth combined," he pointed out. We can get half the money right there. You get half from them, half from the rest. If we are really talking about taking money from the players, this is an easy solution, as something that could not hinder them. If you are looking for an easy way out, and you don't want to involve players, you are talking about maybe 5 to 6 players: 3 in the men, 3 in the women, that do have a combined net worth of probably about 2 billion dollar. If you want to even out very quickly, you have it right there," concluded Rubin."I guess it's a good time, to be 4 in the world, not number 3", Cohen added mischievously.
- Watch the full episode: Match Points #3 – Should the Top Players Donate to Those Ranked Below Them?