Yearly Archives: 2015

Pay Day Blues II:Break Serve? Most Players Struggle to Break Even

By JOHN MARTIN PARIS — Fifty years ago this spring, Fred Stolle of Australia won the French International Tennis Championship by defeating his countryman Tony Roche in the final. Stolle and Roy Emerson, another Aussie, won the doubles crown as well. For capturing both titles, Stolle’s total purse — if […]


Marius Copil

Pay Day Blues I: Tracking What It Costs to Play the Tour, Two Scholars Find Woes for Those Below Top 100

By JOHN MARTIN MELBOURNE, Australia — Marius Copil, 24, is lean, crew-cut, bearded, and sometimes mildly sunburned, a professional tennis player from Arad, a small town in western Romania. In late December, he boarded a plane in Bucharest and flew with his coach to Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, and onward to […]