Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/28/12

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 02: Gilles Simon of France returns a shot against Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain during day three of the 2009 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 2, 2009 in Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
WIMBLEDON, England -- Roger Federer avoided wading into the subject of equal prize money for men and women at Grand Slams events. After his second-round victory at Wimbledon on Wednesday, Federer was asked about comments by 13th-seeded Gilles Simon of France, who is on the ATP Player Council and said men should be paid more than women at tennis tournaments. "I hope it doesn't become a big issue during Wimbledon. It's obviously a debate that's out there ever since, I guess, the Slams have made equal prize money. There's nothing you can do, anyway, about it," Federer replied. "It's just...
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