US OPEN Set for Highest Prize Money In Tennis History

Author: Raphael Minter


The US OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP is the last Grand Slam of 2016 and the prize money that has been set out for the 2016 edition hits a new high.

The total prize money is $46.3 million and it is the biggest prize money placed on the sports history.

Novak Djokovic is the defending champion having won the 2015 edition. He continued his great run by adding the Australian and French Open titles to his illustrious collections in 2016.

Andy Murray is also the a former winner of this competition in 2012 but he comes into this tournament as the current winner of a Grand Slam and that is Wimbledon 2016.

This year's tournament sees $7 million go to the Winners of the Mens and Womens Singles. At $3.5 million each, it is a record sum that Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer would savor because of their immense experience in the Grand Slam.

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Serena Williams, Annika Beck, Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniaki among others would also like to make a claim for the prize in the Womens Singles.

Murray and Williams come into this tournament as the defending champions of the third Grand Slam of the year and would be hoping to make a repeat of what happened earlier this July.

The Price money for Wimbledon was 28.10 million pounds, the equivalent of $37.28 million. The US Open is just a million dollars shy of an excess of $10 million when compared to the prize money of Wimbledon.

This is how the prize money would be distributed.

2016 US Open Prize Money

Winner: $3,500,000
Runner-Up: $1,750,000
Semifinalist: $875,000
Quarterfinalist: $450,000
Round of 16: $235,000
Round of 32: $140,000
Round of 64: $77,200
Round of 128: $43,300
Winners: $625,000
Runners-Up: $310,000
Semifinalist: $150,000
Quarterfinalist: $75,000
Round of 16: $40,000
Round of 32: $24,500
Round of 64: $15,150

(Source: Us Open's Official Website)

The US Open Tennis Championship begins on August 29 and ends on September 11.


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