US Open 2013 Prize Money – $50 Million by 2017!

untitledThe 2013 Tennis US Open is on its way with the qualifiers phase already being played.

The main draw games will start next August 26th. You can check the main draw games and schedules (printable versions) in the links below.

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/pdf.html?promo=subnav#

http://www.usopen.org/pdf/2013_USO_Schedule.pdf

And TV live broadcast schedules in:

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/about/tv_us.html?promo=subnav

Prize money for the 2013 edition (the 40th anniversary!) recently suffered the major increase ever in a Grand Slam (almost $9 million (m)) totalling a tournament record of $ 34,3m. In this year, the US Open prize money will be the highest of the four grand slam tournaments: Australian Open ($30m), French Open, Roland Garros ($29m), and Wimbledon ($34m).

In singles events, prize money for both men and women are the following:

– Winner: $ 2,6m

– Finalist: $ 1,3m

– Semi-finalist: $ 650,000

– Quarter-finalist: $ 325,000

– Round of 16: $ 165,000

– Round of 32: $ 93,000

– Round of 64: $ 53,000

– Round of 128: $ 32,000

The US Open was the 1st Grand Slam tournament to grant equal prizes no matter the players’ gender. In 1973 John Newcombe and Margaret Court both received $25,000.

Additionally, you may want to keep a Hawk Eye on 3 top players from each gender,

Tennis Hawk Eye – What is it and how does it work?

since they will receive a bonus prize money – depending on where they finish – according to the table below (in women 2 are yet to be designated):

2013 Emirates Airline US Open Series Finish 2013 US Open Finish Awardees
W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
1st Place $1,000,000 $500,000 $250,000 $125,000 $70,000 $40,000 $25,000 $15,000 Spain Rafael Nadal $
United States Serena Williams $
2nd Place $500,000 $250,000 $125,000 $62,500 $35,000 $20,000 $12,500 $7,500 United States John Isner $
TBD $
3rd Place $250,000 $125,000 $62,500 $31,250 $17,500 $10,000 $6,250 $3,750 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro $
TBD

But there is more. The US Open has made a 5 year agreement with its sponsor (Emirates Airline) to increase the total prize money to about $50m by 2017.

In what respects ATP and WTA points,

Tennis Rankings – The ATP Rankings and scoring ranking points in the Olympics and in the Davis Cup

the US Open awards the following:

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Singles Men (ATP) 2000 1200 720 360 180 90 45 10
Women (WTA) 2000 1400 900 500 280 160 100 5

Andy Murray and Serena Williams (defending champions) and Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka (2012 finalists) are the ones with most points to defend. In men this may prove decisive for the next Barclays 2013 ATP Tour Finals 8 players’ shortlist.

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 2013 – Who Would Be Qualified Today?

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