ATP Cup 2022 Prize Money Breakdown: How Much Will The Champions Earn?

Published 12/30/2021, 1:33 AM EST
MONTREAL, QC – AUGUST 11: Rafael Nadal (ESP) salutes the crowd after his win of the ATP Coupe Rogers final match on August 11, 2019 at IGA Stadium in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


The ATP Cup is an international tournament that precedes the Australian Open. In fact, the 2022 edition of the tournament will be its third edition. This competition kickstarts the men’s tennis season at the beginning of the year.

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The event will begin on the 1st of January 2022, and run through till the 9th. Competing nations go against each other with to win the ultimate glory at the end of the event. The defending champions of the ATP Cup are Team Russia, who defeated Italy to win the cup in February 2021.

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Changed format for 2022 ATP Cup

The 2022 ATP Cup has changed its format this year. The original format saw 24 teams play against each other in three different cities- Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney.

Tennis – ATP Cup – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 5, 2021 A staff member wearing a protective face mask during the match between Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

However, owing to the travel restrictions this year due to the pandemic, the tournament will only be played in Sydney. Moreover, only 16 teams will be participating this year.

Nevertheless, things look bright for the subsequent 2023 Cup. “We plan to bring back the original 24-team ATP Cup format across three Australian cities for 2023,” Tom Larner, the tournament director stated.

Many teams will be competing in the event with some diminished star power. For example, both team Serbia and Spain will be missing star players Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, respectively. In fact, Novak Djokovic confirmed his withdrawal from the 2022 ATP Cup only a few days ahead of the tournament.

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Total prize money involved

Previously, the tournament had a $7,500,000 prize pool in 2021 due to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, and only 12 teams had participated in the tournament. The ATP Cup in 2022 is set to have almost double the amount, at $14,000,000, but even this is lower than the original prize money offered in 2020 – $22 million.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 06: Daniil Medvedev of Russia and Alexander Zverev of Germany pose for a photo before their semi-final singles match on day five of the 2021 ATP Cup at Rod Laver Arena on February 06, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)

The tournament is a team-based championship. Thus, the prize money allocation is different compared to a regular singles tournament. Players and teams gain the money from the total pool for participation as well as match victories. Most of it depends on their performance in matches played.

Prize money breakdown among players and teams

Every team playing in the ATP Cup has a Number 1 player. This player is the highest-ranked player from that country, as per the ATP standings. Thus, being the highest-ranked player, he would receive $220,000 for his participation.

Tennis – ATP Cup – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 3, 2021. Germany’s Alexander Zverev celebrates winning his group stage match against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov. REUTERS/Kelly Defina

The second highest-ranked player from that nation would receive $190,000 for turning up. Subsequently, the other two players for the team, in order of ranking, would get $160,000 and $135,000 respectively.

Players can earn even more prize money by winning their matches. When a number 1 player defeats another nation’s number 1 player, the stage of the tournament decides the prize money. In the group stage, the prize for such a win would be $44,500.

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On the other hand, the same victory (between two highest-ranked players) would net a $150,000 prize if it’s the semi-final. For a final matchup, the individual prize money would increase exponentially to $250,000.

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When any player from a team wins, the team is rewarded the prize money equally. Thus, winning a match in the group stage would net a team $10,000 per player in prize money. Similarly, the rewards increase for the final two matches. A semi-final win brings in $30,000 per player, and a final win would ensure that each member gets $50,000.

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Samarveer Singh

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. He is also an automotive writer at HotCars.

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