US Open 2021: Complete Breakdown of the Prize Money From Winner To Last-Place

Published 08/23/2021, 6:30 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 01: A general view of Arthur Ashe Stadium with the roof closed during the second round Men’s Singles match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Marcel Granollers of Spain on Day Four of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)


It’s time for the final Grand Slam of the season and players are ready to get the US Open 2021 underway. As compared to the previous edition, this year fans will be allowed to view the matches from the stadiums. Organizers have allowed a full 100% capacity seating. 

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As the US Open 2021 is soon to begin, let us take a closer look at the details surrounding the event. One of the most interesting topics is the prize money that would be received by the players. The winner will receive $2.5 million and the runner-up will be handed half of that, $1.25 million. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 29: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his win over Milos Raonic of Canada in the men’s singles final of the Western & Southern Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

US Open 2021 prize money has not reduced amounts 

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On the other hand, players losing in the first round will receive $75,000 and the ones losing in the second round will get $115,000. The prize money for both men and women is the same. The tournament began in 1881. However, they started rewarding players will prize money from the 1968 edition onwards. 

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With each year, the prize money has only risen. Although, during the 2019 edition, the prize money was higher than what it was during the 2020 season, due to the global pandemic. 

2019 US Open Tennis Tournament- Day Eleven. Serena Williams of the United States celebrates her victory against Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine hitting balls to the spectators after the Women’s Singles Semi-Finals match on Arthur Ashe Stadium during the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5th, 2019 in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

The US Open 2021 is scheduled to begin on the 30th of August and will go on till the 13th of September. Sadly, five-time champion Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and defending champion Dominic Thiem have decided to pull out of the event due to various injuries. 

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On the other hand, superstars like Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka, and Serena Williams are expected to headline this year’s event. It will be interesting to see if Djokovic can win his 21st Grand Slam title and also if Williams can win her much-awaited 24th Grand Slam title. 

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Singles:
Winner: $2,500,000
Runner-Up: $1,250,000
Semifinalist: $675,000
Quarterfinalist: $425,000
Round of 16: $265,000
Round of 32: $180,000
Round of 64: $115,000
Round of 128: $75,000

 

Doubles (each team):
Winner: $660,000
Runner-Up: $330,000
Semifinalist: $164,000
Quarterfinalist: $93,000
Round of 16: $54,000
Round of 32: $34,000
Round of 64: $20,000

 

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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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