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    It’s nothing to do with disagreeing. Look at the arguments he is using (I’m assuming he’s a male). Look at the language he is using. Look at how he’s confusing and contradicting himself. His approach is a very strange way to behave if he wants a serious debate. And his approach is a very strange way to behave if he wants people to take him seriously and not think he’s a moron.
    Make no assumptions I have no idea who he is, but to counter an argument with 'idiot' doesn't make an argument. It makes you look stupid.

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      I'm really not sure how there's such a lack of understanding on this. The prize money is for reaching a particular round / winning NOT on time played. Very much like the FA Cup. Matches last different times, some have replays and others extra time yet teams still get the same prize money of reaching a particular round regardless of how long they played to get there.

      As for those complaining about the insults being posted towards the OP - 'birds' and 'rug munchers' - says it all really !
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      So the ladies final today took less than an hour and the menís final today nearly five hours. Whilst I know it will never happen, the only way to really settle the dispute, is to hold separate Wimbledonís for men and women and pay them according to ticket sales, TV audiences and TV revenue. I have my suspicion which sex would earn the most!
      Or you just look at the situation objectively and can see that the appeal of the mens game is significantly greater than the womens and distribute prize money accordingly. I wonder what price ticket exchanges had for mens final vs womens final yesterday, and that was despite clashing with the GP and Cricket World Cup Final. I bet it was significantly higher for the mens.

      Even if it was split according to the sets that are played, so the pot is split 5/8ths to the Mens game, and 3/8ths to the Womens, that would seem logical.

      Instead the game appears to have buckled under the threat of being called sexist, but as an entertainment, there really is no competition..
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      Who cares? Our gender has been so favoured in history and even now, if woman get payed more prize money per minutes played good for them. In so many other lines of work men get payed more. Why do people have to strike a fuss every time woman get favoured ever so slightly.
      Because it goes against everything that is regarded as equal...its quite simple really .
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      Make no assumptions I have no idea who he is, but to counter an argument with 'idiot' doesn't make an argument. It makes you look stupid.
      I was not engaging with his topic let alone countering it. I was simply calling an idiot and idiot. Thats not being stupid, that’s just stating the obvious.
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      Make no assumptions I have no idea who he is.
      Well, you have made an assumption.
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      Iím willing to donate the balance to a brainless charity. PM me your bank details and I can sort this out.
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      Not a great follower of tennis, but I see the men's and women's get the same prize money to be 'equal'. But the men play more games to win the tournament so that means the women are paid more? How can that be 'equal'. Surely the prize money distribution should be based on ££ per game? Also the men's game is a bigger draw I guarantee a tout will get more for a men's final ticket than he will for a women's final ticket.
      Why do you care?

      I don't think male tennis players care, they're not being prejudiced. I don't think sponsors or administrators care, they're still making money (Wimbledon spending £75m on a new roof shows they're not short of a few bob). Spectators don't care, they're just going to Wimbledon to watch tennis.

      I think you only care because you can't bear to see 'birds' / 'rug munchers' being rewarded and the pendulum being marginally nudged back in their direction.

      On your logic of games played being the only metric, a male player who won every set 6-0 on his way to the final showing his utter dominance should be paid less than a female player who battled through tie breaks in every single set on her way to winning. Surely that can't be right?

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