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Roger Federer may become the first billionaire in tennis this year. Here's how he became the highest-paid player in the world

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Roger Federer may become the first tennis player to reach billionaire status.
Like the small group of other billionaire athletes, most of Federer's wealth did not come directly from the game. The majority of his earnings come from lucrative sponsorship deals with the likes of Rolex , Mercedes , and Uniqlo .
The tennis star won his first Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 2003 - his first of a record 20 Grand Slam singles titles.
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Several players have complained about hazardous playing conditions at the Australian Open. Here's what authorities are doing to tackle it

Several players have complained about hazardous playing conditions at the Australian Open. Here's what authorities are doing to tackle it

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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The bushfires that have been burning in many parts of Australia have blanketed Melbourne in a smoke haze.
The toxic smoke in the city has been affecting tennis players in the lead up to the Australian Open , with some of them already having to seek medical treatment.
Multiple tennis players have complained that organizers were not "better care" of them.
Tennis Australia told Business Insider that to ensure the tournament goes on as planned, they are committing to extra resources such as hiring meteorological and air-quality experts who will monitor the weather conditions on site at...
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A Canadian tennis player called Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer 'a little bit selfish' for not speaking out about the poor air quality at the Australian Open

A Canadian tennis player called Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer 'a little bit selfish' for not speaking out about the poor air quality at the Australian Open

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are a "little bit selfish" for not speaking out about the poor air quality at the Australian Open, according to Canadian tennis player Brayden Schnur.
Smoke from the ongoing bushfires surrounding Melbourne has caused problems for a number of players during qualifying matches.
Dalila Jakupovic was forced to retire from her match after suffering a coughing fit on Tuesday, while Eugenie Bouchard and Liam Broady have also reported having breathing problems.
"Roger and Rafa are a little bit selfish in thinking about themselves and their careers," Schnur...
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