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    Re: Strawberries and cream anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyface View Post
    Many years ago I joined a tennis club, I was new to the area. It consisted on three brand new all weather courts and a brand new large shed (clubhouse) which they were chuffed with. During one club night, I'd only been there about two months, a nice lady called to me from the clubhouse asking if I wanted to go in the draw for Wimbledon tickets. I replied "ooo that would be lovely" or summat like that. 20 minutes later, in the middle of a lads doubles, she called out again, " Hi CF (well not CF)...you've got men's final, do you want it?" You betcha bottom I do!!!!! £50 for men's final!!!!!! I got to see Agassi V Inanisavitch. 5 sets of pure drama !!!! The tickets were selling for £2k for the final outside on the day.
    Utterly brilliant. It was the best tennis club I've belonged to. We used to have a really brilliant laugh on club nights. Mainly at my expense, I was rubbish compared to some of the others.
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    Re: Strawberries and cream anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    Shocking throwing in of the towel from Williams in the final. My wife turned over to watch the second set and she did not break sweat.

    Equal pay for that. Baaahhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Had this convo with a few freiends, as we usually do. Imo it should be some sort of pay per ratio.

    ne that sets or games or minutes played. Then at end of tournament said ratio is used with a scale for each round you've got through. Interestingly this year the two winners had more compariable routes due to Federer qualifying so easily. He only played approx 25% more games.

    A froend end of mine remarked how it was almost 50% extra for Murray on a previous occasion.
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    Re: Strawberries and cream anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Papas1982 View Post
    Had this convo with a few freiends, as we usually do. Imo it should be some sort of pay per ratio.

    ne that sets or games or minutes played. Then at end of tournament said ratio is used with a scale for each round you've got through. Interestingly this year the two winners had more compariable routes due to Federer qualifying so easily. He only played approx 25% more games.

    A froend end of mine remarked how it was almost 50% extra for Murray on a previous occasion.
    So Murray should be paid more because he is a bit rubnish. That works.

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    Re: Strawberries and cream anyone?

    How does playing more sets make you rubbish?

    it means he plays in a more competitive sport.

    the simple answer is play all at 5 sets, but that would make the women's game an embarrassment. Look at the final. Williams phoned in the second set. A third would have been a joke.
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    Re: Strawberries and cream anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by murphthemog View Post
    So Murray should be paid more because he is a bit rubnish. That works.

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    Re: Strawberries and cream anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Papas1982 View Post
    How does playing more sets make you rubbish?

    it means he plays in a more competitive sport.

    the simple answer is play all at 5 sets, but that would make the women's game an embarrassment. Look at the final. Williams phoned in the second set. A third would have been a joke.
    If you are paid on minutes on court then all the good players will do is string it out to get more money. Daft suggestion as in no other sports are you paid based on time. If that is the case marathon runners would be paid 100 times more than Usain Bolt, all footballers should be paid the same as they all play 90 minutes, the last person in F1 gets paid more as they are on the track for longer.....
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    Re: Strawberries and cream anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker Khan View Post
    If you are paid on minutes on court then all the good players will do is string it out to get more money. Daft suggestion as in no other sports are you paid based on time. If that is the case marathon runners would be paid 100 times more than Usain Bolt, all footballers should be paid the same as they all play 90 minutes, the last person in F1 gets paid more as they are on the track for longer.....
    Not a chance, Federer knows he needs to be fresh to win majors. Do you think he'd have played 5 sets all tournament for a few £££ and risked another major?

    The best want to win. They already have enough cash.

    All those mentioned are paid due to what they contribute financially to their respective sports. The woman's game is subsidised by the mens.

    The better drivers, runners, footballers, racers get more based on how successful they are from a prize pot their sport generates. The woman's game picks from the mens pot. Simply look at the WTA prize pots compered to the mens tour and its clear to see.

    I'm not arguing about how good serena is compared to roger. But as business models, one is covering the other.
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    Re: Strawberries and cream anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    Shocking throwing in of the towel from Williams in the final. My wife turned over to watch the second set and she did not break sweat.

    Equal pay for that. Baaahhhhhhhhhhhh.
    That's a bit harsh.

    Did you not watch the first set?

    It was very close which Garbine Muguruza won 7-5. It could have easily gone the other way.

    In the second set Venus Williams got beaten by the younger, fitter and more powerful player.
    She just couldn't match her and was simply overpowered.

    It certainly wasn't a case of "Throwing in the towel".
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    Re: Strawberries and cream anyone?

    Really? I thought she gave up very early doors, really gave up. She couldn't have been tired, it was only the second set. She mentally gave up. That's pretty unforgivable at pro level. The commentators sounded quite shocked and they struggled to put it into words.

    We'll have to disagree on how we saw that second set.

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    Re: Strawberries and cream anyone?

    We certainly will.
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