Murray River Open, Melbourne 1 Prize Money 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the opening weeks of the tennis calendar for both the ATP and WTA have seen significant changes.

In a bid to create some semblance of a professional tennis circuit, several tournaments have been scheduled to be held in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open.

Firstly, the 2021 Adelaide International has been moved to Melbourne as part of the ATP's updated start to the season calendar and has been renamed the Murray River Open (Melbourne 1).

The Murray River Open, starting on February 1st, will run alongside another ATP 250 event, called the Great Ocean Road Open. The main draw size has been boosted to 56 players, up from 48 in both events.

Two WTA events, the Gippsland Trophy and Yarra Valley Classic will also be held, starting a day earlier on January 31st. A third WTA 500 event has also been added to commence on February 3rd, the Grampians Trophy for those who have been in hard quarantine.

The total prize money for Murray River Open is $311,665 which is down -41.49% compared to what players would have received at last year's tournament in Adelaide.

Prize Money Breakdown for the ATP 250 Murray River Open

The tables below give you a full breakdown of prize money for the ATP 250 event in Melbourne this year.

The US dollar amounts have also been converted into GBP and Euros to give a comparison for European readers. The exchange rate shown is the mid-market exchange rate.

You can also see the % change from the prize money offered in Adelaide last year. Which perhaps not a fair comparison, this event is effectively the Adelaide replacement tournament. 

Singles

2021 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2020
Winner $19,500 £14,282 €15,810 -78.7%
Runner Up $13,255 £9,708 €10,747 -73.9%
Semi Final $10,000 £7,324 €8,108 -65.0%
Quarter Final $7,400 £5,420 €6,000 -54.5%
Round 3 $5,500 £4,028 €4,459 -41.0%
Round 2 $4,000 £2,930 €3,243 -57.1%
Round 1 $2,500 £1,831 €2,027 -54.1%
Q1 $1,390 £1,018 €1,127 0.4%

Doubles

2021 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2020
Winner $7,200 £5,291 €5,837 -76.7%
Runner Up $5,760 £4,233 €4,669 -63.6%
Semi Final $4,560 £3,351 €3,697 -46.9%
Quarter Final $3,360 £2,469 €2,724 -31.6%
Round 2 $2,160 £1,587 €1,751  
Round 1 $1,200 £882 €973 -25.0%
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