Rafael Nadal done headlines this week forand 17th Grand Slam pretension with maybe a many widespread Roland-Garros opening of his world-renowned tennis career.
Now, a Spanish “King of Clay” is creation headlines for his thoughts on a inconsistency between masculine and womanlike gain in a sport.
As told to an Italian magazine, common on amicable media and afterwards noted by Yahoo! Sports’ Ben Rohrbach, Nadal threw cold H2O on a thought that women should acquire as most as group in tennis, observant “it’s a comparison we shouldn’t even make.”
“Female models acquire some-more than masculine models, and nobody says anything,” he was quoted as observant in a magazine. “Why? Because they have a incomparable following. In tennis, too, who gathers a incomparable assembly earns more.”
This comes about a week after not a singular lady seemed on. And while Rohrbach records that men’s Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour events have generally “generated significantly incomparable audiences and some-more income than a women’s WTA Tour,” women’s finals featuring Venus and Serena Williams consistently drew some-more TV viewers than men’s tennis from 2010-2014.
The Williams sisters are among those who have campaigned for equal compensate in tennis, echoing calls by 39-time Grand Slam leader Billie Jean King for reduction remuneration inconsistency among genders. Others, like former men’s universe No. 1 actor Novak Djokovic, have common sentiments identical to that of Nadal, suggesting that whomever draws some-more viewers — either group or women — should be paid accordingly.