Laver Cup 2021 Prize Money Breakdown: How Much Will the Winning Team and Each Tennis Player Earn?

Published 09/21/2021, 12:00 PM EDT


After witnessing some amazing tennis at the US Open 2021, it’s time for the Laver Cup 2021. Fans are quite excited for the tournament as it didn’t take place last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Even though none of the ‘Big Three’ are featuring at the Laver Cup 2021, Team Europe looks pretty strong, having the likes of US Open 2021 champion, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, and others. Bjorn Borg will be leading the side once again while 7-time Grand Slam champion, John McEnroe will captain Team World.

Team Europe pose with the trophy after winning the Laver Cup in the final match of the tournament. Day Three at Palexpo on September 22, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. It will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Laver Cup )

Rising stars such as Felix-Auger Aliassime, Nick Kyrgios, Reilly Opelka, and others will represent Team World this year. The tournament will begin on September 24, 2021, and will extend till September 26, 2021. Interestingly, it will be taking place in Boston, the USA, this year.

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This is the fourth edition of the Laver Cup. Prior to this, all the editions have been won by Team Europe. Thus, it will be intriguing to see how Team World prepares itself for the challenge this year.

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All you need to know about the prize money of Laver Cup 2021

The Laver Cup has a different format than other ATP tournaments. As a result, the breakdown of its prize money is also not same as other tournaments or Grand Slams.

Rod Laver and Roger Federer pose with the Laver Cup trophy at the unveiling of its trophy at Cannizaro House on June 29, 2017 in Wimbledon, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

All the six players of the winning team receive $250,000 while the players of the losing team get a check of $125,000 each. Thus, the winning team gets a total of $1.5 million while the losing team settles for $750,000.

If one sums it up, the tournament has around $2.25 million in its prize pool. Besides this, each player gets a participation fees based on his ATP ranking. Surprisingly, as per some reports, Rafael Nadal took around $2 million for participating at Laver Cup 2019. Therefore, apart from paying the winning prize money, the management gives a whopping amount to the players just for participation.

Started by Roger Federer and his management company, TEAM 8, the tournament has been a success over the last three years. In the absence of the ‘Big Three’, Team World has a golden chance of winning the Laver Cup for the first time. Will McEnroe be able to help them conquer Boston this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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