Citi Open 2021 Prize Money Pool: Winners and Runners Up To Take Prize Cuts

Published 08/03/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
August 09 2015: View of the stadium during the ATP men’s singles final between John Isner (USA) and Kei Nishikori (JPN) at the CITI Open tennis tournament at the Rock Creek Tennis Center, in Washington D.C. Kei Nishikori won 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. (Photo by Tony Quinn/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


The Washington Open is popularly known as the Citi Open. It is a part of the US Open Series of hard court tournaments held in the North American region. It is held during the summer ahead of the final Grand Slam event of the season in New York.

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As we focus on the Citi Open, take a closer look into the details, particularly the prize money. For the current season, the total prize money on offer at the Citi Open is $1,895,290. Interestingly, it is the first tournament since the tour resumed after the effects of the pandemic to offer 100% prize money, similar to the 2019 season.

WASHINGTON D.C. , AUGUST 03: NICK KYRGIOS (AUS) and STEFANOS TSITSIPAS (GRE) during day 6 match of the 2019 Citi Open on August 3 ,2019 at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington D.C. (Photo by Chaz Niell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Prize money for Citi Open revealed

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The winner of the event will get $350,755 and the runner-up will receive $178,500. The semifinalist will be getting $91,500 and moving lower, the quarterfinalist will receive $48,000. The players losing in the third round will get $24,400.

Moving further down, players falling short in the second round will receive $13,300. Players exiting in the first round will be getting $7,520. 

        2021                        Amount

  1. Winner               $350,755
  2. Runner-up         $178,500
  3. Semifinal            $91,500
  4. Quarterfinal       $48,000
  5. Third Round      $24,400
  6. Second Round   $13,300
  7. First Round        $7,520
  8. Qualifier 2           $3,685
  9. Qualifier 1            $1,970

However, the winner’s prize money has been cut down by 4.01% compared to when Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios won the title during the 2019 edition. Most of the main draw rounds have seen a similar drop.

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 02: Andy Murray (R) and his brother Jamie Murray of Great Britain after losing in their doubles match against Raven Klaasen of Russia and Michael Venus of New Zealand during Day 5 of the Citi Open at Rock Creek Tennis Center on August 02, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The games have already begun, and Spanish star Rafael Nadal will be playing his opening round match against American player Jack Sock. Besides, the tournament has other top players like Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov. This is the first big event ahead of the US Open 2021. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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