Prize Money

The prize money on offer in both the men’s and women’s game has jumped up significantly in recent years. This website section tracks the remuneration offered at every ATP and WTA tournament in the calendar year.

Historical data is also provided to show percentage changes over time. We also convert currencies into Euros, US Dollars, and Pounds Stirling to compare for readers in different parts of the world. The full list of tournaments can be found below and categorised by their respective tours. 

Current Tournaments

Upcoming Tournaments

Masters 1000 Prize Money

ATP 500 Prize Money

ATP 250 Prize Money

Other Events

Defunct ATP or Paused Events

The tournaments below are either defunct or paused.

WTA 1000 Prize Money

WTA 500 Prize Money

WTA 250 Prize Money

Previous WTA Tournaments

The tournaments below are either defunct or paused.

Tournament Calendars

tennis prize money calendar

Prize Money Leaders

Prize Money FAQs

How do I understand your prize money tables?

All the prize money tables follow the same layout. The first column is the tournament stage; the second is the amount in the currency that the tournament pays out in, e.g. US Dollars. The third and fourth are conversions to other common currencies, and the fifth column is the percentage change from when the tournament was last played, which is usually 12 months ago.

Does total financial commitment include appearance fees?

Non-mandatory events often offer the bigger-name players appearance fees to lure them to the tournament as they often sell many tickets. The appearance fees are rarely disclosed, but for the big names like Federer and Nadal, they can often reach the $1,000,000 mark. Total financial commitment does not include these figures.

Why was prize money reduced so heavily for 2021?

This is due to the lack of spectators whose ticket sales contribute heavily to the prize money pool. The looming economic crisis also means tournament sponsorships are not as readily available as many firms don’t have the money to spend on marketing.

Prize money has changed on some tournaments at a later date; why?

The ATP retroactively changed the prize money pool for tournaments held between the Australian Open and Wimbledon 2021. Previously The ATP set prize money at 50% of 2019’s figure, but the ATP amended this to 60% and 80% for ATP 250 and ATP 500 tournaments, respectively.

Why do the WTA give the total prize money figure in USD $, but individual rounds at European tournaments in Euros €?

Whereas the ATP tends to be consistent in using the same currency for both total prize money and per round, the WTA often quotes the total figure in USD but then gives each round in Euros. 

This is because the WTA uses a set exchange rate of 1 EURO = 1.15 USD. It was historically 1 EURO = 1.24 USD but this was updated in 2023 with the Euro weakening.

In comparison, the ATP will use a real-world exchange rate that can fluctuate.

I have noticed that prize money doesn’t always seem to add up to the total amount quoted; why?

If you have ever added the figures quoted for each round and added them all together, e.g. 16 losing players in Round 1 will receive $1000, plus 8 players in Round 2 will receive $2000 and so on. You will have noticed that the total amount paid out to players doesn’t match the total amount quoted.

On the ATP, this is because 2.5% of all event’s prize money forms part of a player contribution invested in other player initiatives.

When you deduct 2.5% from the total prize money figure, you’ll get to the right amount actually distributed into players’ bank accounts.

For the WTA, their prize money is harder to track as they convert to Euros to USD at a set rate and will often round up numbers willy-nilly.

How often do you update the prize money tables?

All the prize money pages are updated throughout the year; as soon as the latest prize money figures are announced for a particular tournament, they’ll be updated to the latest figures along with the percentage increase or decrease vs the previous year’s tournament.

What is the difference between Prize Money and Total Financial Commitment?

If you’ve ever studied one of the PDF draw sheets, you will usually see two figures: Prize Money and Total Financial Commitment. Prize money is the onsite prize awarded to the players in qualifying and the main draw.

Total financial commitment includes onsite prize money and other fees for running a tournament, such as the ATP tour fee, marketing fees, and a bonus pool contribution.

I generally quote the total prize money figure when displaying prize money rather than the total financial commitment.

Is the prize money figure exactly the amount the players receive?

Yes, although most countries will apply a withholding tax which is deducted at source from the prize money e.g. 20% in Germany. You can read more about how taxation works in tennis here.

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