29. Challenging prize money

Income inequality is not just the topic of the day for governments: Piketty should have written a chapter about the ATP tour. The facts are these: adjusted for inflation, the average prize money for an ATP tour level tournament has increased by over 200% since 1978; and prize money for the World Tour Finals (or…

28. Evolving challenges to Big Four hegemony

To some, Stan Wawrinka’s iconoclastic win at the Australian Open in January, followed by the tennis spring, measured in the outstanding performances of Cilic, Gulbis, Dimitrov and Dolgopolov, suggested that 2014 would be a line in the sand against Big Four dominance. Other factors contributed to this conclusion: Murray’s back injury and ongoing process to…