Australia Tennis star Nick Kyrgios took news media by storm as he voiced his concerns over the ATP’s resolution to give a fixed salary cap for the top 250 ranked players in the world. The Governing Body of Men’s Tennis drafted a salary chart that gave the message that the pay for the Tennis players would be in direct correlation to their ranks.
The new ruling has left Kyrgios bemused, According to him he feels that the amounts that are going to be disbursed in the form of salary in future are not adequate. As per the salary chart the Top 100 players are to be handed out a guaranteed sum of around 300,000 dollars, whereas the following 75 players are set to receive a sum of about 150,000 dollars. The players ranked between 176 and 250 will get around 75,000 dollars.
Nick Kyrgios missed the Wimbledon and US Open this year due to injury
Kyrgios shared his dissent on X (formerly Twitter). Some of the main players are set to go through a hard grind with this minimum salary cap. They are those who are placed below the top 100 as they are solely reliant on their salary. They have no major endorsements and sponsors to back them which could have severe impacts on their professional Tennis career.
Here is the tweet:
Lol still not enough
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) August 23, 2023
The 2023 season has been one to forget so far for the Australian as he has faced fitness issues. Kyrgios missed the US Open due to injury. The Australian starred in just one game at Stuttgart. An untimely knee injury meant he had to exit the tournament. Ahead of the Australian Open, he had a ligament tear which kept him out of all Grand Slams played at present.
Kyrgios is expected to set the stage on fire at Wimbledon as he likes to perform on grass and has shown what he is made of on that particular surface. The Australian lost his match at Stuttgart against Wu Yibing. But he did not fare well there and also at the US Open.