August 30, 2021 at 10:30 AM by Thomas

There has never been so much money in the bonus envelope, as during this US Open 2021. The organization plans to pay 57,462,000 dollars (48.7 M €) to the occasion of the tournament, which begins this Monday, to end on September 12. This is 7.6% more prize money, than in 2020, in a context of pandemic and closed-door meetings.

But this increase should be put into perspective, by all headliners and playoffs, because they will play to potentially win less. There is more balance between the first rounds and the female and male winners of the format, as the base has been increased, at the expense of the “elite”. Thus, if Novak Djokovic succeeds in his incredible challenge of winning the four Grand Slam tournaments, in the same calendar year, he will receive from his success at Flushing Meadows, the sum of 2,128,112 euros, against nearly 2.5 million euros. euros, a year earlier.

The first round, on the other hand, will pay off significantly more for those who don’t go any further. On the other hand, the opposite phenomenon occurs in the doubles category, since the pairs eliminated at the start of the tournament will aim for less than in 2020. While the winning duos of this US Open 2021 will win more than half a million euros and 65% more than a year ago.

Identical for men and women Singles: 1st round = € 63,843 (22.95%) 2nd round = € 97,893 (15%) 3rd round = € 153,224 (10.43%) Round of 16 = € 225,580 ( 6%) 1/4 final = € 361,779 (0) 1/2 final = € 574,590 (-15.63%) Final = € 1,064,056 (-16.67%) Winner = € 2,128,112 ( -16.67%)

Doubles (for each pair): 1st round = 17,027 € (-33.33%) 2nd round = 28,946 (-32%) 8th final = 45,973 € (0) 1/4 final = 79,176 € ( 2.2%) 1/2 final = € 139,622 (26.15%) Final = € 280,947 (37.5%) Winner = € 561,893 (65%)

Ref: https://www.sportune.fr