That’s Federer in the French Open finals and more important it was me taking the picture! Even though I was lucky enough to attend the final while being away on business -yeah right!– it would have been even better had he won. After three grueling hours the winner of the men’s title will earn as much as the women’s title holder due to the latest push for equal prize money.
The rational behind equal prize money is gender equality which is understandable in normal circumstances. However in tennis men play longer and draw larger viewership. This would justify earning more than women. Some counter this argument by saying women are willing to play longer -men play best of five sets while women play best of three. Whatever the case might be equality does not necessarily result in fairness. Sorry Roger next time!