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US Open prize money tops $60 million for the first time ever

The men’s and women’s US Open singles champion will walk away with a cheque of $2.6 million each

Daniil Medvedev and Emma Raducanu with the 2021 US Open trophies Daniil Medvedev and Emma Raducanu with the 2021 US Open trophies Image Credit: Image Credit: AI / Imago/ Reuters / Panoramic

The organizers of the US Open have announced the prize money for the 2022 edition and it’s going to be another record-breaking year for the final Grand Slam of the season.

The total prize money at the 2022 US Open will be more than $60 million, breaking the record of $57.5 million that was set in 2021.

The men’s and women’s singles champion will get $2.6 million each while first round losers at Flushing Meadows will earn $80,000, an increase of 85 per cent from the 2016 numbers.

The US Open qualifying event will have a purse of $6.25 million, which is an increase of 223 per cent from 2016.

The full prize money breakdown for the main draw of singles and doubles is provided as below:

Main Draw – Singles

  • Champion         $2,600,000
  • Runner-Up        $1,300,000
  • Semifinalist       $705,000
  • Quarterfinalist   $445,000
  • Round of 16      $278,000
  • Round of 32      $188,000
  • Round of 64      $121,000
  • Round of 128    $80,000

Main Draw – Doubles (each team)

  • Champion         $688,000
  • Runner-Up        $344,000
  • Semifinalist       $172,000
  • Quarterfinalist   $97,500
  • Round of 16      $56,400
  • Round of 32      $35,800
  • Round of 64      $21,300

Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, and Emma Raducanu, of Great Britain, are the men’s and women’s singles champions in New York respectively. The tournament begins on August 29, 2022.

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