French Open prize pool rises to $46 million

Tennis

PARIS — Whole French Open prize cash shall be about 7% greater this 12 months than it was for the final pre-pandemic match in 2019 — with a rise of 35% for gamers who lose within the first spherical of singles — however the singles champions will every obtain barely lower than they did three years in the past.

The French Tennis Federation introduced Wednesday that it’s going to hand out 43.6 million euros (about $46 million) in 2022.

The clay-court Grand Slam match begins on Might 22, with Novak Djokovic and Barbora Krejcikova because the reigning champions.

The winners of the 2 singles trophies this 12 months will every earn 2.2 million euros, down from 2.3 million euros in 2019.

In contrast with final 12 months, when the coronavirus pandemic led to limits on attendance at Roland Garros, complete prizes are rising from 34.4 million euros and 1.4 million euros for the singles champions.

First-round losers in singles will obtain 62,000 euros this time, a leap from 46,000 in 2019.

In all, when put next with 2019, the singles purse goes up almost 1.5% and the doubles prizes rise by about 6%.

Gamers in qualifying rounds will see a rise of about 65% in out there cash over 2019, and 30% over final 12 months.

The federation mentioned the will increase for first-round singles matches and qualifying are “designed to assist the gamers who’ve suffered probably the most” financially due to the pandemic.

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