Andy Murray.

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  1. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    there right up there,but tennis is king atm
  2. LarryDuff

    LarryDuff Veteran

    At that level of tennis most players struggle to make a living so the temptation is there.
  3. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

    At Murray's level? No, they're all super-rich. Number 200 in the world is rich. Players you have never heard of are filthy rich. But couldn't we have a conversation about someone who most definitely isn't cheating without talking about cheating?
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  4. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Murrays a strange one, he is t really my cup of tea, a bit too much angst and frustration on the court, but I suppose that's what makes him him. As my late dad once said...and it's been said since, had three of the other finest players the world has possibly ever seen, all not been around at the same time as him, he'd have been No1 for a long time. I'm not really a tennis fan but this last period has been a truly golden one for player quality.
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  5. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    2016 was his greatest achievement.
    Final of the Australian
    Final of the French
    Won Wimbledon
    Won Olympics
    Won the world tour final.

    An amazing achievement in anyone’s book. And as a coincidence that year the other three great players all had injury issues. So it shows differences it makes.
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  6. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Probably Britain's finest ever sportsman to date.
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  7. PaulB

    PaulB Guru

    It always makes me laugh when people have this opinion about Andy Murray. I wonder how different they might have been had they seen and heard friends and schoolmates shot dead in their presence and faced all the follow-on from that disaster in a tight-knit town shattered by a despicable event?
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  8. Mugshot

    Mugshot Guru

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  9. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guru





    Oh... my ribs
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  10. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    I was bored so I had a look at this. The 200 ranked tennis player is most definitely not rich. In fact he is probably losing money just to remain a professional player

    $56k winnings in 2018, from which he has to pay all his travel etc.
  11. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    But he's a perfectly ok guy on camera, in interviews etc etc, that's why I made the distinction about his behaviour on court. He's a bit McEnroe, a bit much for me on court but a nice fella off it. That what makes them them of couree....but it's not my cup of tea. My opinion and I'm entitled to it :okay:
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  12. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I chose to look at Dustin Brown's earnings. Highest he was ranked no. 64 in the world, currently no. 224.

    There are some interesting comments on this tennis forum I stumbled across.
  13. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    And the 2000th best football player in the world will be earning at least £1million pa.
    Silly isn’t.
  14. MikeG

    MikeG Guru


    You don't think that prize money is their sole source of income do you? Have you checked how much support he gets from his national tennis association, and how much personal sponsorship he gets? Appearance money, too. He won't be losing money.
  15. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Whitley Bay
    I reckon his tennis association will cover travel, accommodation and tournament fees. His sponsors might chuck him a pair trainers and a racquet occasionally.

    Losing money? Unlikely.

    Rich? Sliding scale I suppose, but also unlikely.
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