A year after banning fans totally since of the coronavirus pandemic. And lowering prize cash due to lost income, the US Tennis Association announced on Monday. It will be boosted the total player compensation to a record of USD 57.5 million.
The United States Tennis Association reported a 35 percent decrease in prize cash. For the two singles champions at this year’s US Open compared to 2019, the final time the Grand Slam was held with spectators.
However, prize cash for qualifying and the first three rounds of the most draw. It will rise as part of an overall increase.
United States Tennis Association
The US Open was held behind closed entryways final year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The USTA reported Monday that it’ll be boosting total player compensation. To a record amounting of USD 57.5 million. It is slightly more than the USD 57.2 million in 2019. The figure was USD 53.4 million in 2020.
The total paid will be USD 3.85 million way back two years ago. Then as of now, title winners in singles will be paid USD 2.5 million each. Also, down from USD 3 million last year. It is the lowest total for the top prize. At Flushing Meadows since 2012, when the singles champ each gotten USD 1.9 million.
However, this is the lowest since USD 950,000 in 2012. Then, this year’s singles runners-up will be paid USD 1.25 million. A decrease from USD 1.5 million in 2020 and USD 1.9 million in 2019.
In 2020, US Open qualifying was called off because of the pandemic. The part of this year’s event starts Tuesday. It will be held behind closed entryways. Also, unlike the main competition, no spectators will be permitted. An award of about USD 6 million has been reported in all. Moreover, a jump from approximately USD 3.5 million in 2019.
Other examples of increases in singles:
- First-round prize cash goes to USD 75,000, a bump of 23 percent from USD 61,000 in 2020 and 29 percent from USD 58,000 in 2019.
- Second-round payouts go to USD 115,000 from USD 100,000 in 2020 and 2019.
- Third-round payouts go to USD 180,000 from USD 163,000 in 2020 and 2019.
Total prize cash is going up for each competition, the USTA said: singles, doubles, mixed doubles, and wheelchair tennis.