Djokovic earned $1.6 million for stepping onto court in Paris

This is a problem we all face at one time or another: Do not go to work or come in and get a bonus of $ 1.6 million?

Novak Djokovic has made a tough decision on Wednesday, when he played his second round match of the Paris Masters despite a back injury that interferes with down from historic U.S. Open victory in September and won a bonus of $ 1.6 million to the effort. World No. 1 is not in the best in the game, but still lost Ivan Dodig 6-4, 6-3.

At the end of the year at No. 1, Djokovic entitled to a bonus of $ 2 million of ATP, when he played eight seasons in the Masters Series 1000. He was docked $ 400,000 for missing the event last month in Shanghai on damages, so the total will reach $ 1.6 million. Are you withdrawn from the tournament in Paris, Djokovic has made all the money.

In a press conference after the match, Djokovic refused to play for verification.

"It's really a bit silly for me to see how the people who came across the story," he told reporters after the victory. "I hear you get to court and play games just to earn money. This is ridiculous. "

Let Djokovic has been playing tight for money. What's wrong with that? He took to the court given in good faith and did not recover after a point, why not take advantage of the bonus structure of ATP?

Roger Federer does not think it should be a motivating factor for his rival.

"It's a good problem to have, right, who made 10 million dollars this year," he said. "The money from it? [It is] definitely helps, but I think he did a lot this year should not matter. "

Spoken like someone who makes $ 61 million last year.

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