Matt Cronin of tennisreporters.net wrote an interesting tweet yesterday. Writing about the March 2012 Madison Sqaure Garden exhibition, Cronin revealed what he thought or heard the players would be making in guarantee money just for the one day appearance in New York City.
“Now reality on BNP Paribas exo at MSGL: Fed getting at least 1 million, Maria $500,000, Roddick 250-300,000 & Caro 100,000 or a little more” he tweeted.
That’s $1 million in Federer’s bank account just for one day/night of tennis. If that sounds like a lot of money it’s because it is, especially just for one day of play.
Federer and Rafael Nadal both command appearance fee dollars in that range to play FULL WEEK tournaments, but that much for a single night of mildly competitive exo tennis?
Maria Sharapova sells tickets and for it according to Cronin she’s set to earn $500K. Roddick may be slipping in the ranks but he’s still a marquee attraction at $250K. And Caroline Wozniacki is still feeling the pinch of not having won a Grand Slam pocketing “just” $100K.
Based on Cronin’s numbers, the event will award around $1.8 million just in guarantee monies. Tickets, which won’t be cheap for obvious reasons, go on sale next week.
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