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Great analysis as always. Mathematically, it is not equal pay for men to play best of 5 sets and woment o play best of 3 sets for the same prize money. Never forget how the USTA and Billie Jean King sold their souls to Moderna: https://substack.com/profile/64905469-yuri-bezmenov/note/c-39293051
very interesting !!!
Any data on what´s the revenue from all the non-US TV rights? how do they compare to what ESPN pays? and the same about total audience, the article mentions US TV ratings but I wonder what the global audience is and how does it compare to the other majors?
I wonder what the 4 open locations would be, if chosen now? Surely the Middle East would muscle in for one, Asia another and perhaps keep Wimbledon and US Open?
All the stats are interesting but for some reason we all know the main driver in tv revenue and interest is gambling. A big % of the advertising is gambling . Without worldwide legal gambling all sports would not generate the huge salaries,prizes, and revenue. Who is the loser and how does it really affect the economy ?