ATP Cup Prize Money 2021

The 2021 ATP Cup is a 12-country team competition held ahead of the Australian Open. 

The group stages are usually held in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney, and once the tournament goes into a straight knockout format, all matches are played at the Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney.

However, with the pandemic even restricting movement within borders, all matches in 2021 will be played at Melbourne Park alongside two ATP 250 events.

Because the ATP Cup is a team competition, the prize money allocation is slightly different with money given out as participation fees and for match wins on an individual and per-team basis. 

Participation fees are determined by the players ranking on a specific date/entry time and whether they are the number #1, number #2 or number #3,#4 or #5 player in their team.

As well as a nice paycheque, a player can earn a maximum of 500 singles and 250 doubles ATP Rankings points. The ATP Cup is staged in partnership with Tennis Australia.

You can see the full breakdown of prize money and explanation below.

Total Prize Money Pool for the ATP Cup 2021

The total Prize Money for the ATP Cup in 2021 is $7,500,000 USD which is a drop of 50% compared to last year. This is to be expected given last year 24 teams competed, this year only 12 are participating.

2021 ATP Cup Prize Money Distribution

The ATP Cup has three different methods of awarding prize money to participating players. This includes a participation fee, prize money for individual match wins and prize money for team victories.

Participation Fees

Number 1 Player

The number 1 player is the top-ranked player for the team. So, for example, Novak Djokovic is the Number 1 player for Serbia and is ranked number one in the rankings so will receive $114,000 for turning up.

A % change is also provided from last years inaugural ATP Cup.

Entry Order (Ranking) Participation Fee % Change
1-3* $114,000 -54.40%
4-6* $102,000 -54.67%
7-12* $90,000 -55.00%

Number 2 Player

Keeping the example above, Dusan Lajovic will receive $33,000 as he's ranked 26 in the world and is Serbia's number 2 player.

A % change is also provided from last years inaugural ATP Cup.

Ranking Participation Fee % Change
1-10 $90,000 -55.0%
11-20 $60,000 -60.0%
21-30 $33,000 -56.0%
31-50 $24,000 -60.0%
51-100 $18,000 -60.0%
101-200 $12,000 -60.0%
251+ $9,000 -55.0%

Number 3 to 5 Player Singles or Doubles

Teams can have up to 5 players (3 of them must have an ATP singles ranking). A % change is also provided from last years inaugural ATP Cup.

Singles
Singles Ranking Participation Fee % Change
1-100 $7,500 -63%
101-250 $4,500 -64%
251+ $3,000 -60%
Doubles
Doubles Ranking Participation Fee % Change
1-20 $12,000 -60.00%
21-50 $7,500 -62.50%
51-100 $6,000 -52.00%
101-150 $4,500 -55.00%
151+ $3,000 -60.00%

Individual Wins

Along with the participation fee, each player can boost their prize money by winning matches and picking up individual prize money. The rates are displayed in the table below.

A #1 singles win is when a number 1 player beats an opposing number 1 player from another country. The % change is the comparison to last years ATP Cup Prize Money.

  #1 Singles Win % Change #2 Singles Win % Change Doubles Win (per player) % Change
Final Win $191,700 -33.99% $135,000 -33.82% $37,800 -38.83%
Semi-final Win $103,800 -31.26% $70,800 -33.21% $21,000 -34.68%
Group Stage Win $30,000 -23.86% $21,000 -23.91% $6,000 -28.36%

Team Wins

All members of the team are rewarded equally should one of their fellow team members win a match. So 3-5 players on the team (whether the player plays a match or not) earn the same amount for a team win. A % change is also provided from last years inaugural ATP Cup.

  Per Player % Change
Final Win $30,000 -38.47%
Semi-final Win $18,000 -38.52%
Group Stage Win $6,000 -39.09%

Historical ATP Cup Prize Money Distribution

2020

2020 Participation Fees

Number 1 Player

The number 1 player is the top-ranked player for the team. So, for example, Rafael Nadal is the Number 1 player for Spain and Roberto Bautista Agut is the Number 2 player. 

Ranking at time of Entry Order Participation Fee
1-3* $250,000
4-6* $225,000
7-12* $200,000
13-18* $150,000
19-24**^ $75,000
  • *Entry order (team) as of 13 September 2019
  • ** Entry order (team) as of 13 November 2019
  • ^ Top 20 player will receive $150,000

Number 2 Player

Keeping the example above, with Bautista Agut the Number 2 player and his ranking being 10 when the team was announced, he will receive $200,000 for participating.

Ranking Fee
1-10 $200,000
11-20 $150,000
21-30 $75,000
31-50 $60,000
51-100 $45,000
101-200 $30,000
201-300 $20,000
301+ $15,000

Number 3 to 5 Player

Teams can have up to 5 players (3 of them must have an ATP singles ranking). The 3rd, 4th and 5th players participation fees are based on their rankings on November 11, 2019

Doubles Ranking Fee
1-20 $30,000
21-50 $20,000
51-100 $12,500
101-150 $10,000
151+ $7,500
Singles Ranking Fee
1-100 $20,000
101-300 $12,500
301+ $7,500

2020 Individual Wins

Along with the participation fee, each player can boost their prize money by winning matches and picking up individual prize money. The rates are displayed in the table below. A #1 singles win is when a number 1 player beats an opposing number 1 player from another country.

  #1 Singles Win #2 Singles Win Doubles Win (per player)
Final Win $290,400 $204,000 $61,800
Semi-final Win $151,000 $106,000 $32,150
Quarter-final Win $78,350 $55,100 $16,700
Group Stage Win $39,400 $27,600 $8,375

2020 Team Wins

All members of the team are rewarded equally should one of their fellow team members win a match. So 3-5 players on the team (whether the player plays a match or not) earn the same amount for a team win.

So if Nadal wins a round-robin match, the whole Spanish team gets $9,850 each.

Stage Per Player
Final Win $48,760
Semi-final Win $29,280
Quarter-final Win $17,620
Group Stage Win $9,850
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