Wimbledon 2013: Murray - not money - will inspire future British tennis stars

Champagne lifestyle... Roger Federer did the new pay deal for tennis stars

Wimbledon has announced a mind boggling 40 per cent increase to this summer's prize fund which will share out £22.6million. Ralph Ellis raises his hat to the negotiating skills of the players - and fancies Andy Murray's chances of hitting the jackpot. . .

"You can almost hear Roger Federer's shop steward speech now: 'Some of our members are facing massive hardship – do you not know how much the cost of private jets and helicopters has risen in the last 12 months?'"

Ralph Ellis

Ralph Ellis

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