They get a decent package. Roland Garros will share record prizes – Tennis – Sports

EUR 43.6 million is paid for premiums from the organizers for the clay grand slam participants. This is 6.8% more than in 2019.

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Philipp Chartier’s central court at Roland Garros.

These are also the highest rewards in the history of the Paris event. Roland Garros’ budget, as with other tennis tournaments, has been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic.

By comparison, in 2020, 38 million euros went to tennis players’ bonuses, last year “only” 34.4 million. This year, players will see a significant increase.

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For example, the winners of the singles from 2021 – Novak Djokovic and Barbora Krejcikova – won 1.4 million euros last year. This year’s champions will earn up to 800,000 euros more.

The tennis players who make it to the main competition will also see an increase. In the first round, they will receive 62,000 euros, which is 2,000 more than in 2020 and 2021 and 16,000 more than in 2019.

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“The increase in financial rewards for the 1st round and in the qualification is designed to help the players who have suffered the most as a result of the covid-19 pandemic,” the French Tennis Federation said in a statement.

All indications are that the tennis carousel is returning to its old tracks. In the case of grand slams, there has been an annual increase in financial rewards in recent decades.

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