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US Open 2022 Prize Money Breakdown: How Much Does the Winner Gets?

The US Open has started off in style this week. The 14-day tennis festivity will conclude with the winners taking home a massive pool of prize money. Here’s the detailed US Open 2022 prize money breakdown and the share that winners will get for singles and doubles titles.

The 2022 edition of the US Open will award players a massive sum of $60 million in total compensation. It’s the first time the prize pool is crossing this mark, setting a new record by topping last year’s pool of $57.5 million.

Each round in every event will notice an increase in the share of prize money awarded this time. $80,000 is increasing for each singles competitor in the main draw’s first round while $121,000 will increase in the second round.

Before reaching the main draw, this year’s US Open Qualifying Tournament is set to distribute over $6.25 million. The Final round prize money for the US Open Qualifying Tournament 2022 is $44,000 this time.

The USTA arrived at these numbers after conferring with the WTA and ATP Player Councils, with a focus on increasing winnings for players competing in earlier rounds,” the official US Open website explains.

US Open 2022 Prize Money Complete Breakdown

US Open 2022 started on August 29, 2022, and the tennis festivity will conclude on September 11, 2022. This year’s edition will feature the largest package of prize money offered in the history of the tournament and all Grand Slams to date.

A total of 128-player singles draw, 64-strong doubles draw, and 32-team mixed doubles draw will take place this time. Here is the complete breakdown of US Open 2022 prize money for everyone:

Singles (Main Draw) Prize Money for 2022 US Open

Here are the complete US Open 2022 winning amounts for each round in the Singles competition:

Doubles (Main Draw) Prize Money for 2022 US Open

Here are the complete US Open 2022 winning amounts for each round in the Doubles competition which the teams will split among them:

How much does each Winner get for US Open 2022?

The champions of the US Open Tournament 2022 will receive a cheque worth $2,600,000 in New York. It’ll be 4% more than what Daniil Medvedev and Emma Radacanu got last year when they both won their maiden Grand Slam titles.

The runner-up will also receive a 4% hike as they’ll bag $1,300,000 this time. The champions of the men’s and women’s doubles will each split a cheque worth $688,000 this year. This is around 4.24% more than last year.

USTA has also increased the qualifying draw to $6 million+ this year which is a 223% increase from 2016’s $1.94 million.

Year-on-Year Prize Money Increase of US Open from 1968 to 2022

Year Total Prize Money % Change
2022 $60,102,000 4.59%
2021 $57,462,000 7.60%
2020 $53,402,000 -6.70%
2019 $57,238,700 13.20%
2018 $50,565,840 0.20%
2017 $50,464,800 8.99%
2016 $46,303,400 9.59%
2015 $42,253,400 10.46%
2014 $38,251,760 11.68%
2013 $34,252,000 34.18%
2012 $25,526,000 7.62%
2011 $23,718,000 4.63%
2010 $22,668,000 4.63%
2009 $21,664,000 4.87%
2008 $20,657,000 5.11%
2007 $19,653,000 -7.34%
2006 $21,210,000 19.55%
2005 $17,742,000 -0.05%
2004 $17,750,000 3.96%
2003 $17,074,000 5.56%
2002 $16,174,200 2.61%
2001 $15,762,300 5%
2000 $15,011,000 97.63%
1999 $7,595,330 5.38%
1998 $7,207,590 4.69%
1997 $6,884,952 6.48%
1996 $6,465,910 7.31%
1995 $6,025,550 6.04%
1994 $5,682,170 12.55%
1993 $5,048,450 14.30%
1992 $4,416,820 10.12%
1991 $4,010,970 5.01%
1990 $3,819,730 21.89%
1989 $3,133,749 19.97%
1988 $2,612,126 23.23%
1987 $2,119,780 0%
1986 $2,119,780 9.56%
1985 $1,934,760 32.35%
1984 $1,461,896 49.45%
1983 $978,211 64.86%
1982 $593,366 84.20%
1981 $322,136 9.77%
1980 $293,464 5.92%
1979 $277,066 -0.70%
1978 $279,023 25.38%
1977 $222,540 41.08%
1976 $157,740 37.31%
1975 $114,875 18.31%
1974 $97,100 85.31%
1973 $52,400 4.11%
1972 $50,330 33.18%
1971 $37,790 -9.27%
1970 $41,650 24.81%
1969 $33,370 27.61%
1968 $26,150

With massive stakes on the line, the tournament is ready to feature some electrifying matches including high-voltage upsets. Medvedev is the favorite this year in the absence of world no. 1 Djokovic while GOAT Nadal is the second favorite followed by Carlos Alcaraz.

Andy Murray will be playing as the dark horse this time. In the women’s tourney, Swiatek is the favorite followed by Simona Halep and Caroline Garcia.

Who are you rooting for this year? Use the comment box to showcase your support.

Saquib Hashmi
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