At the US Open in New York this year, the $57.5 million prize money will be redistributed. A total of $6 million will be distributed to qualifying participants.
That means a 66 percent increase compared to 2019, organizers announced the last Grand Slam of the season on Monday. In 2020, no qualifying competition was played due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Participants in the first round of the main draw will receive $75,000 this year, for entry to the second round there will be $115,000. In turn, the rewards for tournament winners were reduced.
The winner of the US Open receives much less
Female and male winners will receive $2.5 million this year. Last year, ÖTV star Dominic Thiem received €3 million for his victory in New York, his first Grand Slam win. Final losers will receive 1.25 million in 2021.
With the redistribution of prize money, the organizers also want to support players who have suffered the most financially from the coronavirus pandemic and suffered greater income losses. The playoffs kick off in New York on Tuesday, and the main draw matches begin next Monday. Defending champion Tim had to cancel his trip to Flushing Meadows due to an ongoing injury to his right wrist.