Good news for players who are going to compete at the 2019 French Open. The event’s committee has decided to give the tournament’s purse a shot in the arm, adding 10 percent to the payout for players who’ll crash out of the first week of the tourney and 15 percent to those who’ll pack their bags in the qualifying stages. Of course, the players who’ll go deep will also enjoy an increase in winnings. The champion of this year will have 4.5 percent more to take to the bank than Nadal last year. The runner-up will also make 5.3 percent more. Let’s now take a look at the complete breakdown of prizes below.
Updated Purse and Prize Money Breakdown for the 2019 French Open of Tennis
Where: Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France
When: May 26 to June 9 2019
Men’s Singles Lines: View French Open odds
Women’s Singles Lines: View French Open odds
|Tournament Finish||No. of Players||Payout Amount Per Player|
|Round of 16 losers||8||€243,000 ($27172)|
|Round of 32 losers||16||€143,000 ($159901)|
|Round of 64 losers||32||€87,000 ($97282)|
|Round of 128 losers||64||€46,000 ($51436)|
|Overall total||42,661,000 ($48.4 million)|
Rafael Nadal has been inhaling money at Roland Garros on an almost yearly basis over the past several iterations of the French Open. That is also another way that he’s the man to beat entering the 2019 French Open, where he’ll be gunning to win his 12th title at the event and third in a row. Aside from further cementing his legacy on clay, Nadal will also play for the over $2.5 million in total prize for the champion. Nadal, however, doesn’t seem to be in top form, as he has yet to win a title this year (pending an ongoing Italian Open). Nadal will not settle for any less, and it sure is going to be tough for the 32-year-old Spaniard. However, he’ll still get a cool sum if he gets eliminated early. Players who’ll make the finals will be guaranteed of $1.3 million, while those who’ll get bounced in the round of 128 will still be eligible to receive $51,436.
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