He has enraptured the country with his clean of wavy hair, visit stroppy upheavals what’s more, characteristic feistiness on the court Yet after his most recent diatribe, it looks likely that Scottish tennis star Andy Murray might lose more

June 2006
He has enraptured the country with his clean of wavy hair, visit stroppy upheavals what’s more, characteristic feistiness on the court Yet after his most recent diatribe, it looks likely that Scottish tennis star Andy Murray might lose more than a maybe a couple female fans
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Speaking on the eve of the Wimbledon championships, the red hot youngster said ladies players do not merit to be paid as much as men
The 19-year-old said amusements were simpler for ladies since they typically spent half as much time on court as men
He asserted most tennis observers turned up to see men play what’s more, were by and large as it were intrigued in female stars such as Maria Sharapova what’s more, Justine Henin-Hardenne
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Murray’s candid remarks will include fuel to the push over the difference between prize cash for players – the champ of this year’s men’s singles competition will pick up £655,000, looked at with £625,000 for the ladies’ champion
He said: “I don’t think it’s reasonable that the ladies get paid the same as the guys, since in the event that you look at it, the folks have the potential to play a five-and-a-half-hour match A part of the ladies can win the to start with three or, then again four rounds having dropped no more than four games That doesn’t truly happen in the men’s [tournament] There are a parcel of extreme matches out there ”
He added: “[The prize money] is something that everybody has contended about I think the dominant part of individuals who come to observe amid the to begin with week at Wimbledon will be coming to observe one of the male matches
“Obviously, at the point when the huge names like Sharapova what’s more, Henin what’s more, those sort of players come out, individuals will turn up to observe them, yet I just think there’s more intrigue at the begin of the competition [in the men] than there is for the women ”
Last week Tessa Jowell, the culture secretary, composed to the All Britain Club last week saying she was “deeply concerned” about the prize cash issue at Wimbledon, guaranteeing that it discolored the championship’s worldwide image
Earlier this year the Dunblane star was at the focus of another sexist encounter at the point when he said he what’s more, his adversary had “played like women”
Jo Durie, the previous Wimbledon player what’s more, BBC tennis commentator, charged Murray of making “silly comments”
She said: “I don’t concur with his comments at all What he has said is exceptionally sexist These days there are less simple matches for ladies what’s more, at the point when I look at the men’s draw, I can see amusements where the players will spend scarcely any time on court at all ”
Andrew Walker, representative for the WTA, the women’s proficient tour, said Murray’s sees were out of line with what most of the open think
But Suzie Mair, a Scot who played at Wimbledon in 1984 what’s more, presently covers tennis for STV, concurred with Murray
“It is reasonable enough that the men get paid more than female players,” she said “Unless ladies play competitions with five sets, I don’t see how they can request to be paid the same, so I think Andy is right on this one ”
And Tangle Hulbert, the mentor advancement supervisor with Tennis Scotland, said: “These comments are the trademark of a youthful fellow with enormous desires on his shoulders There is a part of weight on him since Tim Henman what’s more, Greg Rusedski are getting more established what’s more, the open anticipates him to do well ”
Murray has endured a later run of early competition exits what’s more, split from his mentor Check Petchley in April
But it risen recently that his fundamental backer, Illustrious Bank of Scotland, has marked him up for another two years

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