Golding withdrew from the tournament he was scheduled to play this week. He's now resting before practicing for the grass courts.
Baker lost 4-6 7-6(1) 6-4 to Vishnu Vardhan in Fergana.
How much do they get paid? All this travelling/hotels/kit must cost a fortune? Are they LTA funded or is the entry/prize money sufficient to cover basics?
It's a very good question. I know they don't get a lot, even for winning it. Broady doesn't get LTA funding does he? I'm sure he still gets other sources of funding though. I posted an article on Baker a page or two backs that talks about how he is just about able to afford it.
There are 23 players who are contracted with the LTA They have "financial support in the form of programme funding and international travel assistance, they also have access to the highest level of tennis and technical support. This includes strength and conditioning training, sports science, sports medicine, psychology and nutrition". The list of contracted player are here: http://www.lta.org.uk/players-parents/Performance-players/Player-funding/Team-AEGON/
For those non-contracted players they can claim money from the tournament bounus scheme (http://www.lta.org.uk/players-parents/Performance-players/Player-funding/Bonus-Scheme/
) and they may also be eligible for the international travel assistance (http://www.lta.org.uk/players-parents/Performance-players/Player-funding/ITA/
). Players playing on the British Tour will also receive prize money (http://www.lta.org.uk/fans-major-events/AEGON-British-Tour/Playing-AEGON-British-Tour/
). Josh Goodall, Dan Evans, Dan Cox, Andrew Fitzpatrick and Richard Bloomfield have played British tour events in the past year or so to earn more money.
Quite a few players also earn money by playing French or German club league tennis at weekends from April through the summer months. Not really sure how that works, just know that they do it and can earn a bit of money from it.
The Broadys have been offered LTA funding contacts but they reject it due to a spat that the LTA and the Broadys had, largely over Naomi about 4 or 5 years ago.