After the tournament director (repeatedly) expressed his irritation that Roger Federer had pulled out of Halle after Roland Garros this year despite having private jets and chefs organized for his conveniences, the Gerry Weber Open has sought out the reliable Rafael Nadal.
Nadal will receive £750,000 for his appearance in Germany.
The Spaniard has blamed his move from Queens to the taxes in the UK ultimately costing him money.
“The truth is, in the UK you have a big regime of tax. It’s not about the money for playing, it’s not a problem of that. They take from the sponsors, from Babolat, from Nike and from my watches. This is very difficult.
I am playing in the UK and losing money. I did a lot for the last four years, but it is more and more difficult to play in the UK. It is too much.”
It’s an interesting move!