Interesting article about the life and times of professional tennis players (and wannabes).
“According to figures compiled by the USTA, the average age of the top 100 men’s tennis players today hovers between 25 and 26. And cracking the top 100 hardly guarantees a livable wage.
It costs roughly $143,000 a year to compete on the pro tour, with travel expenses and coaching fees accounting for the bulk of that.
To simply break even financially, a male tennis pro in 2009 had to be ranked 164th or higher.”