Friday, January 17, 2014

Aussie Open Day 5

Play was suspended yesterday as the Heat Wave hit extreme temperatures in Melbourne.Yep the players certainly earned their money yesterday.So how much money is up for grabs? Below is the Men's and Ladies earnings per round.

You can click on the image to make it bigger.I have to comment whilst the top players do very well in earnings with prize money,endorsements and appearance money the Nadal's, Federer's,Djokovic's need to do more in helping the tour battlers earn more.Its true that players outside the top 100 of the sport are struggling.I have a few articles on this blog about this.I am going to provide two links the first an article headed MONEY not rankings,expose tennis players divide.It poses the question for what I have been asking on my blog is it now obligatory now to be the son or daughter of wealthy parents?LINK

The second link is by a British Pro quitting the grind as he is just not making it. Headed Jamie Bakers breaking point: A tennis nomad exists on the planet's cruelest sport. Well worth the read LINK

The two young Australians going down last night certainly caught the eye of fans all over the world Kokkinakis went down to Nadal , taught an invaluable lesson by the Worlds Number 1 Big future for the 17 year old and Nick Krygios
the 19 year old showed how gutsy going down in 5 after leading two sets to love.On this performance he will be going places and one place is up the rankings.If you have not seen him play below are the highlights of his match

Matches today I will be taking an Interest in.

Chardy vs Ferrer -record number of french players progressing in the draw and Chardy could cause an upset.Have not been impressed with Ferrer to date.

Dellacqua Vs Zheng- the Aussie is really hitting form, will she have the consistency to win this one?

Stosur Vs  Ivanovic-Will be a test for both ...cant pick a winner here!

Fognini Vs Querrey -can Fabio combat the big serve!

After Delpotro going out yesterday ...what will day five bring?


  1. apparently there's been no sign of TNZ CEO Steve Johns at any of the Kiwi matches in Australia so far despite the fact he's meant to be at the tournament.....Not good.

  2. very disappointing if that is the case....I don't even know why he would be there? its cheaper to skype lol save the money and use it for development.

  3. the only people in NZ making money are the staff! of TNZ..Grants and sponsorship pay their wages ...#WASTE

  4. Have you seen that TNZ is not really updating its website - no real updates (until days too late) on it's players at the Aussie Open. There are two Kiwi journalists at the Open - Dave Worsley and David Long but they aren't used by TNZ. A real shame TNZ don't seem to care about their own players - seniors or juniors at the Open