Tennis player Rafael Nadal shuts down ‘equal pay’ question with this simple analogy

Has a tennis player managed to sum up the big “equal pay” debate with a simple counter-argument?

Rafael Nadal, a Spanish tennis player who just won his 11th French Open and 17th Grand Slam title, is making headlines for his response to a question about whether men and women should be paid the same in tennis. His take was that male tennis players should make more money because they garner more TV viewers.

“Female models earn more than male models, and nobody says anything,” Nadal reportedly told an Italian magazine. “Why? Because they have a larger following. In tennis, too, who gathers a larger audience earns more.”

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