The 2013 Wimbledon men’s main draw singles event begins on Monday 24 June. The big finale, the Gentlemen’s Singles Final, that every player wants to participate in will be played on Sunday 7 July.
Below OnCourt Advantage details how the prize money is allocated for each round throughout the tournament and how many players earn that sum is in a list to make it easier for you to follow the distribution of money.
Wimbledon announced the largest single increase (6.5m pounds sterling (£), or 40% on the 2012 tournament) and the largest total prize money figure of £22.56m in the history of professional tennis on 24 April 2013 for this year’s Championships.
The total financial commitment for the 2012 Wimbledon tournament was £16,100,000, which was an increase of £1,500,000 on 2011 (£14,600,000).
The total prize money for the Men’s Singles event in 2013 is £8,558,000 and increase of £2,788,000 on the 2012 men’s total of £5,770,000. The 2012 total was an increase of £540,000 on the 2011 total of £5,230,00.
The Gentlemen’s Singles Final boasts a purse of £2,400,000 alone. The champion will be awarded £1,600,000 which is an increase of £450,000 on 2012 (£1,150,000). The 2012 champion received £50,000 more than the 2011 champion (£1,100,000).
This is how the prize money is awarded for the 2013 men’s singles draw:
- The winners earns £1,600,000;
- The runner-up earns £800,000;
- The two semi finalists earn £400,000;
- The four quarter finalists earn £205,000;
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn £105,000;
- The 16 players who lose in the 3rd round earn £63,000;
- The 32 players who lose in the 2nd round earn £38,000; and
- The 64 players who lose in the 1st round earn £23,000.
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