French Open organisers say they’re limiting the pay gap between leading and lower-ranked players by boosting prize money to get people knocked out in early phases in Roland Garros.
Players who are eliminated in the very first week of this Grand Slam will find the average increase of over 10 percent in their earnings.
Players who lose in qualifying will probably earn the average of almost 15% more.
People who hit at the quarterfinals will receive an average of 6 percent more.
Altogether, the clay-court championship’s prize finance – across most men’s and women’s championships – has risen by 8 percent from 2018, to an overall total of 42.7m euros (£36.9m).
This year’s French Open starts at Roland Garros on 26 May, with the tournament concluding with the adult men’s singles final on 9 June.
Bernard Giudicelli, president of the French Tennis Federation, and tournament director Guy Forget said they wanted to keep on narrowing the difference between your money earned by the tournament winners and also the players who are knocked out in the very first round.
One reason ATP chief executive Chris Kermode have not had his contract extended is thought to be that some men players are not happy with the supply of prize money in their excursion, believing maybe perhaps not enough trickles down.
Another shame is stated to function this Kermode didn’t procure more prize money from the four Grand Slam events, that work independently of their ATP and WTA tours.
The US Open is still the highest-paying grand-slam with an overall full of £40.2m this past year, using £34m on offer at Wimbledon and £33.9m this year’s Australian Open.