Next Sunday, September 10, will be the grand final of the US Open 2023, the last Grand Slam of the year and which already has Novak Djokovic as one of the finalists. While Carlos Alcaraz is one step away from a new final to seek to defend his title obtained in the last edition.
This year the organization of the event, which is taking place in New York, made a considerable increase in prizes compared to 2022 which reaches just over 8%.
For example, the champion of this edition of the US Open will take home $3 million dollars. While the last edition, which Carlos Alcaraz won, the prize was $2.6 million dollars. Prizes are equal for both the men’s and women’s divisions.
This edition of the US Open celebrates 50 years of equal prize money between men and women, and for this reason the decision to increase this was made. Which will give all the players who entered the main draw insured about $81,500 dollars.
In short, the organization of the US Open increased the prizes to be distributed by 8% compared to 2022. Amounting to $65 million dollars to be distributed among the 128 tennis players participating.
US Open, the king of prizes
Among the four Grand Slams of the year, The US Open is undoubtedly the most lucrative. Now with this increase that took place in this edition, the New York event has even more advantage over the other tournaments.
The one that comes closest in terms of prizes awarded is Wimbledon, which gives $2.5 million dollars to the champion. It is followed by Roland Garros, which distributes $47 million dollars. Of which $2.4 goes to the champion. Finally, the Australia Open is the one that pays the least, with $1.9 million dollars for whoever wins the championship.
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