The European swing is well underway as we gallop towards the next two Slams of the year in short succession and the stakes are high. As is the norm, Roland Garros have raised their prize money once more, with a modest 5% hike for the winners of the men’s and women’s singles, 6% for the runners-up and semi-finalists with rises of between 15-16% for the quarter-finalists down.
The biggest push is for the qualifiers with a whopping 42.86% rise for the qualifiers who lost in the first round, and increases between 8-10.53% in the doubles.
Show Us the Money!
€2,1m – £1.83m
€530k – £463m
€340k – £297k
Round of 16
€200k – £175k
€118k – £103k
€70k – £61k
€35k – £30.5k
Qualifying Third Round
€18k – £15.7k
Qualifying Second Round
€9k – £7.9k
Qualifying First Round
€5k – £4.4k
What does this mean for Andy Murray?
Last year, Andy Murray continued to consolidate on a much improved approach to the clay court season, but his season this year has been curtailed with an early exit at the Australian Open, where he was considered the favourite to win.
Shingles, injury and more illness since arriving in Paris makes the chance of him pocketing at the very least almost £1m (based on current exchange rates at the time of writing) a slim possibility but if he is able to play himself into form and defeat either World No. 2 and defending champion Novak Djokovic or heavy favourite Rafael Nadal then £1.83m will be a nice bonus as he heads towards defending his Queen’s title and of course Wimbledon.
Total Prize Purse for 2016 (Singles Events only)
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