Wimbledon Championships 2021 Men’s Finals Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini Prize Money Details

Published 07/11/2021, 6:59 AM EDT
LONDON, LONDON – JUNE 28: An aerial view a roofless Centre Court and the outside courts taken from the BBC elevated camera position during day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Glyn Kirk/AELTC/Pool/Getty Images)


The Wimbledon Championships is one of the biggest and most prestigious tournaments in the world. The men’s singles final of the oldest Major in tennis will be held today on Centre Court, as Novak Djokovic takes on Matteo Berrettini.

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In an event this big, other than the honor, points and bragging rights, athletes also play for huge sums of money. The summer grass court event pays the highest prize money to its men’s and women’s participants but it has decreased a little now as a result of last year’s cancelation due to the pandemic.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 10, 2021 General view of Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova in action during her final match against Australia’s Ashleigh Barty REUTERS/Paul Childs

Total prize money for men’s winner and runner up at the Wimbledon Championships

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The total prize money pot for the 2021 Wimbledon Championships is 35 million GBP. It has come down from the 2019 Wimbledon campaign by a margin of 7.85%, as it was 38 million GBP. The men’s singles and women’s singles winner receive the same amount, since a change came about in 2007.

The men’s singles winner at Wimbledon will receive 1.7 million GBP ($2.4 million) and the runner up will be receiving 863,000 GBP ($1.2 million). The individual winners in the men’s category have witnessed an approximate 27% drop in their winnings.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the second set during his quarter final match against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics REUTERS/Toby Melville

Djokovic and Berrettini chasing history at SW19

Novak Djokovic is chasing his 20th Grand Slam title at this year’s Wimbledon Championships. He is playing his seventh final at the All England Club, having previously won it on five occasions. The World No.1 has to live up to his ranking as well as number one seeding.

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Matteo Berrettini on the other hand is chasing a national record, as the whole of Italy will be watching. The World No.9 has become the first Italian to reach the Wimbledon Championships final. He might be able to pull off an upset and become the first Italian to win the tournament.

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Italy is certainly riding high at the moment with the nation’s soccer team also reaching the Euro Championships final where the team will clash England for the trophy. It re,ains to beseen if Matteo can overcome the final, and greatest, hurdle against Djokovic while his country takes on England on the same night.

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