The Australian Open has been totally different in 2021 and that features the prize cash. Whereas the general prize pool has been elevated roughly $7 million, the quantity the winners Down Beneath will snag has dropped.
In 2021, the overall purse shall be $61.95 million with the lads’s and girls’s singles champ taking house $2.13 million. Final yr’s winners have been awarded $3.12 million.
Nonetheless a useful payday, however a major haircut nonetheless.
Event director Craig Tiley says the extra even distribution was to assist offset the numerous prices incurred gamers coming to Australia amid a pandemic.
“We have now considerably lowered the winners’ prize cash cheques, however gamers like Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams all agreed with spreading the prize cash extra evenly, offering the up-and-coming gamers a possibility to earn extra as a result of it has been a troublesome yr,” Tiley instructed The Hindu newspaper.
“We predict it is an important initiative and I’ve had zero pushback.”
What’s the Australian Open purse for 2021?
The 2021 Australian Open purse is $61.95 million for the lads’s and girls’s tournaments. It is a rise of $6,977,070 from final yr’s purse.
How a lot cash does the winner get?
The boys’s and girls’s singles champions will earn roughly $2.13 million every. Final yr’s winners, Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin, gained about $3.12 million.
The boys’s and girls’s doubles champions win $463,740, whereas the blended doubles champions win $115,935.
Prize cash breakdown for Australian Open 2021
The $2.13 million take-home the winners is the bottom complete on the Australian Open since 2014.
Males’s and girls’s singles
|Spherical Three qualifying||$40,577.25|
|Spherical 2 qualifying||$27,051.50|
|Spherical 1 qualifying||$19,322.50|
Males’s and girls’s doubles
The doubles winners’ prize cash has additionally taken successful this yr, although once more, there’s a rise in pay for these going out within the early rounds.
In 2020, the successful pair took house round $146,000 whereas the runner-up and semifinalists noticed their payouts drop in 2021 as properly. First-rounders quarterfinalists stayed stagnant from year-to-year.
|Spherical 1 $4,830.62|
The Australian Open is now within the prime spot among the many Grand Slams way of the overall prize pool, although the adjustments in 2021 have seen the winners’ cash drop to 3rd.
This is how every main match breaks it down.
All figures in USD.
French Open prize cash
Whole: $45.69 million
Winners: $1.9 million
Wimbledon prize cash
The Championships have been cancelled in 2020 because of the pandemic, however listed here are the 2019 figures.
Whole: $51.88 million
Winners: $3.2 million
Runners-Up: $1.6 million
US Open prize cash
Whole: $53.Four million
Winners: $3 million
Runners-Up: $1.5 million
Jackie Spiegel contributed to this text.