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Barcelona Open: How Much Money Will Stefanos Tsitsipas or Casper Ruud Earn for Winning the Title?

Published 04/21/2024, 6:46 AM EDT

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The stage is set for an electrifying showdown at the ATP Barcelona Open final! Anticipation is at an all-time high as Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud square off for a share of the prize money and vital ranking points. The tournament, which dates back to 1953, is in its 71st edition and has a $2,990,735 total purse. Apart from that, the burning question on everyone’s mind is: What will be the financial reward awaiting the victor after the dust settles on the court?

1. Total prize money for winner: $521137 and 500 points
2.The amount they’ve already earned (runner up prize): $277940 and 300 points
3. The amount the winner will earn in addition (winner-runner up): $243197 and 200 points

However, this year’s prize money is slightly higher than what Carlos Alcaraz received when he won his second Trofeo Conde de Godo crown last year. Upon clinching the Barcelona Open crown last year, Carlos earned a total price money of $509831.

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The Greek tennis star is in line for a significant financial windfall if he wins the competition. After winning the Monte-Carlo tournament, Tsitsipas crossed the $30 million career prize money mark. Notably, he accomplished this noteworthy milestone as the first tennis player of any gender born in 1998 or later.

The former Australian Open finalist’s career earnings were $29,364,745 going into the competition. However, his career total of $30,360,563 was enhanced by the $9,80,699 in prize money he received for winning at Monte-Carlo. With this, Stefanos Tsitsipas added his name to a very exclusive list.

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After winning Monte Carlo for the third time, the World No. 2 currently stands at 12th spot in the ATP CAREER PRIZE MONEY LEADERS ($30M or more), joining Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray and others. He now stands only 9 spots behind his idol, Rodger Federer.

The way he is continuously taking over ATP events, it won’t be wrong to say that the Greek tennis player is ready to take on the French Open as the next challenge on the court. Nevertheless, what are your thoughts on the Barcelona Open champion’s prize money? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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