Laver praises Roger Federer for helping to increase Challengers prize money


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Laver praises Roger Federer for helping to increase Challengers prize money

The Australian legend Rod Laver feels confident about the future of tennis. "That's just telling the world that there's a lot of great players coming up. I think that the biggest news is that the competition now is so much better than yesteryear.

You're not going to just get to the final easily, you fight every match now. There's a lot more talent out there at the moment." On Roger Federer joining the Player Council back in order to increase the prize money in the Challenger tournaments, Laver added: "I think that is probably the best thing that could happen.

There should be enough to go around." Jamie Murray spoke about what makes him keep going on Tour in doubles: "My inspiration or motivation is, I guess, I’ve been Top-10 for the last five years, and I’ve won Grand Slams won Masters tournaments, won Davis Cup—played some huge matches in Davis Cup with my brother—and I guess my inspiration comes from that: turning out to play in the biggest tournaments in the calendar and knowing that you are there to win, and you’ve got a great shot to win.

Whether you do or not is a different story but you are genuinely coming into these tournaments believing that you’ve got a chance to win. That’s motivating and inspiring to me. It makes me keep working hard to stay at the top of the game and compete in these tournaments, these amazing tournaments."