(Reuters) – Roger Federer is ready to champion the build off of decrease-ranked gamers on the ATP Tour and acknowledged at the U.S. Originate on Wednesday that he would wrestle to make certain a bigger half of the prize pot for them in future.
Speaking after a 3-6 6-2 6-3 6-4 rep over Bosnian Damir Dzumhur, Federer acknowledged the prize money for gamers at the tip of the game had improved vastly since he began taking half in nonetheless that used to be now now not the case at the opposite conclude of the spectrum.
Having been elected to the ATP Participant Council with Rafa Nadal this month, Federer acknowledged a elevated share of revenues from ATP tournaments can be frail to reinforce the earnings of gamers who fail to create it to the most main plot.
“That’s going to be what we’re going to wrestle for … I do know tournaments don’t rep it very horny giving (increases) to first spherical qualies or 2nd-spherical qualies,” Federer suggested journalists.
“I attain imagine the Challenger gamers and additionally qualifying and 2nd-spherical loser must get extra. If there wants to be increases it shouldn’t be at the tip anymore. I feel love now we have reached a pretty factual stage there.”
Males’s and females’s champions at Flushing Meadows compose $3.85 million every, whereas the first spherical appearance price is $58,000, up by $4,000 from final three hundred and sixty five days.
Avid gamers on the Challenger Tour and the Sizable Slam qualifiers customarily fight to maintain up their careers attributable to an absence of regular sponsorship moreover as excessive bills for coaching, budge back and forth and accommodation.
Federer acknowledged it used to be main to make certain promising gamers attain now now not go away attributable to financial constraints.
“Though I’m inquisitive about it shouldn’t be a losers’ tour, they additionally sacrifice reasonably loads of their time and work equally laborious as we attain at the tip,” the 20-times Sizable Slam champion added.
“We’re going to get that appropriate expectantly … within the subsequent … five to 10 years.”
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; bettering by Sudipto Ganguly)