NHL, NHLPA Aim For Big Money World Cup Roberts Challenges Silver As She Settles In Deadline Looms Over ATP Prize Money Dispute LPGA Finishes Season On High Note Goodell Won't Hear Peterson Appeal Sources: Manfred To Merge MLB's Business League Notes Peterson Opens Up Following NFL Suspension Roberts Says Taylor Suspension Was Excessive Minneapolis Area Official Chooses Side In MLS Bid
SBD/October 11, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Andy Murray Praises Australian Open, Says Strike Was Not "A Real Option"
Published October 11, 2012
UNITED THEY STAND: In Melbourne, Linda Pearce notes Australian Open prize money is expected to increase to AU$40M by '16 as the "stakes continue to rise in the remuneration battle between the grand slams and the men hungry for a larger slice of the expanding financial pie." Tournament Dir Craig Tiley "would not confirm" the AU$40M figure, but "reiterated the tournament's commitment to adequately compensate all players, but particularly those ranked 50 and below who often struggle financially once travelling and coaching expenses are factored in." Tennis Australia officials met with the ATP Player Council -- including president Roger Federer -- and a board of management in Shanghai over recent days "for what Tiley described as 'very positive' talks with a group that he believes is 'the most united that I've seen it in 20 years'" (Melbourne AGE, 10/9).