US Open Prize Money 2020

With the US Open set to go ahead in 2020, the USTA has just announced the total US Open Prize Money pool for 2020.

As you would expect, in the aftermath of a global pandemic that has hit the economy hard and meant that no fans will be present at Flushing Meadows this year, the prize money has taken a hit compared to 2019.

However, it's not as big as a drop as you may think with a total prize money pool of $53.4 million which is just 6.7% down compared to 2019.

The biggest drop-offs are for the men and women's singles champion who will each receive $3,000,000 which is 22% down on last year.

First-round prize money has increased by 5 percent from 2019 – to $61,000 from $58,000 – while the second- and third-round prize money remains unchanged.

In men's and women's doubles, prize money for the rounds of 32, 16, and the quarterfinals also remains unchanged from a year ago.

In addition to the prize money, the USTA has apportioned a total of $7.6 million towards further monetary assistance for players who have seen their earning opportunities reduced this year as a result of the nearly five-month suspension of the tour.

We’re proud to be able to offer a player compensation package that maintains nearly 95 percent of the prize pool from 2019. The prize money distribution for the 2020 US Open is the result of close collaboration between the USTA, WTA and ATP, and represents a commitment to supporting players and their financial well-being during an unprecedented time.Mike Dowse, USTA Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

You can see a full breakdown of the 2020 US Open Prize money below along with a historical breakdown over the years and how prize money has changed.

Prize Money Breakdown for the US Open 2020

The below tables give you a full break down for prize money at this year's US Open tournament: the men's and women's singles (equal prize money), and the men's and women's doubles.

The US dollar amounts have also been converted into GBP and Euros to give a comparison. The exchange rate is the rate from early August but will be updated to the mid-market exchange rate on the day of the final when the tournament is complete. You can also see the % change from the prize money offered last year.

US Open Men's and Women's Singles Prize Money for 2020

2020 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2019
Winner $3,000,000 £2,292,518 €2,539,263 -22.08%
Runner-up $1,500,000 £1,146,259 €1,269,632 -21.05%
Semifinal $800,000 £611,338 €677,137 -16.67%
Quarterfinal $425,000 £324,773 €359,729 -15%
Round 4 $250,000 £191,043 €211,605 -10.71%
Round 3 $163,000 £124,560 €137,967 0%
Round 2 $100,000 £76,417 €84,642 0%
Round 1 $61,000 £46,615 €51,632 5.17%

US Open Men's and Women's Doubles (shared between each player) Prize Money for 2020

2020 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2019
Winner $400,000 £305,669 €338,568 -45.95%
Runner-up $240,000 £183,401 €203,141 -35.14%
Semifinal $130,000 £99,342 €10,035 -25.71%
Quarterfinal $91,000 £69,540 €77,024 0.00%
Round 2 $50,000 £38,209 €42,321 0.00%
Round 1 $30,000 £22,925 €25,393 0.00%

Other Prize Money

Player Relief Fund $6,600,000
International Player Relief (ATP/WTA) $1,000,000
Wheelchair Tennis $350,000
Per Diem / Direct Hotel Payments $2,140,000

US Open Prize Money History 1968 to 2020

Year Total Prize Money % Increase
2020 $53,402,000 -6.70%
2019 $57,238,700 13.20%
2018 $50,565,840 0.20%
2017 $50,464,800 8.99%
2016 $46,303,400 9.59%
2015 $42,253,400 10.46%
2014 $38,251,760 11.68%
2013 $34,252,000 34.18%
2012 $25,526,000 7.62%
2011 $23,718,000 4.63%
2010 $22,668,000 4.63%
2009 $21,664,000 4.87%
2008 $20,657,000 5.11%
2007 $19,653,000 -7.34%
2006 $21,210,000 19.55%
2005 $17,742,000 -0.05%
2004 $17,750,000 3.96%
2003 $17,074,000 5.56%
2002 $16,174,200 2.61%
2001 $15,762,300 5%
2000 $15,011,000 97.63%
1999 $7,595,330 5.38%
1998 $7,207,590 4.69%
1997 $6,884,952 6.48%
1996 $6,465,910 7.31%
1995 $6,025,550 6.04%
1994 $5,682,170 12.55%
1993 $5,048,450 14.30%
1992 $4,416,820 10.12%
1991 $4,010,970 5.01%
1990 $3,819,730 21.89%
1989 $3,133,749 19.97%
1988 $2,612,126 23.23%
1987 $2,119,780 0%
1986 $2,119,780 9.56%
1985 $1,934,760 32.35%
1984 $1,461,896 49.45%
1983 $978,211 64.86%
1982 $593,366 84.20%
1981 $322,136 9.77%
1980 $293,464 5.92%
1979 $277,066 -0.70%
1978 $279,023 25.38%
1977 $222,540 41.08%
1976 $157,740 37.31%
1975 $114,875 18.31%
1974 $97,100 85.31%
1973 $52,400 4.11%
1972 $50,330 33.18%
1971 $37,790 -9.27%
1970 $41,650 24.81%
1969 $33,370 27.61%
1968 $26,150  

Historical Prize Money Breakdown From Previous Years

Conversions to GBP and Euro are based on the closing exchange price on the day of the final that year. So, for example, USD to Euro at the close of play Sunday 10th September 2018.

2019

2019 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2018
Winner $3,850,000 £2,870,563.67 €3,267,335.98 1.32%
Runner-up $1,900,000 £1,416,641.81 €1,612,451.52 2.70%
Semifinal $960,000 £715,776.92 €814,712.35 3.78%
Quarterfinal $500,000 £372,800.48 €424,329.35 5.26%
Round 4 $280,000 £208,768.27 €237,624.43 5.26%
Round 3 $163,000 £121,532.96 €138,331.37 4.49%
Round 2 $100,000 £74,560.10 €84,865.87 7.53%
Round 1 $58,000 £43,244.86 €49,222.20 7.41%

2018

2018 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2017
Winner $3,800,000 £2,917,690.42 €3,277,783.53 2.70%
Runner-up $1,850,000 £1,420,454.55 €1,595,763.03 1.37%
Semifinal $925,000 £710,227.27 €797,881.52 0.54%
Quarterfinal $475,000 £364,711.30 €409,722.94 1.06%
Round 4 $266,000 £204,238.33 €229,444.85 4.88%
Round 3 $156,000 £119,778.87 €134,561.64 8.33%
Round 2 $93,000 £71,406.63 €80,219.44 8.14%
Round 1 $54,000 £41,461.92 €46,579.03 8%

2017

2017 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2016
Winner $3,700,000 £2,803,922.46 €3,079,022.70 5.71%
Runner-up $1,825,000 £1,383,015.81 €1,518,707.14 4.29%
Semifinal $920,000 £697,191.53 €765,594.83 5.14%
Quarterfinal $470,000 £356,173.93 €391,119.10 4.44%
Round 4 $253,625 £192,201.31 €211,058.68 7.93%
Round 3 $144,000 £109,125.63 €119,832.23 2.86%
Round 2 $86,000 £65,172.25 €71,566.47 11.42%
Round 1 $50,000 £37,890.84 €41,608.41 15.44%

2016

2016 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2015
Winner $3,500,000 £2,624,258.65 €3,113,629.69 6.06%
Runner-up $1,750,000 £1,312,129.32 €1,556,814.85 9.38%
Semifinal $875,000 £656,064.66 €778,407.42 8.70%
Quarterfinal $450,000 £337,404.68 €400,323.82 9.50%
Round 4 $235,000 £176,200.22 €209,057.99 10.03%
Round 3 $140,000 £104,970.35 €124,545.19 16.47%
Round 2 $77,188 £57,874.65 €68,667.10 12.52%
Round 1 $43,313 £32,475.58 €38,531.61 9.65%

2015

2015 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2014
Winner $3,300,000 £2,139,384.12 €2,918,546.03 10%
Runner-up $1,600,000 £1,037,277.15 €1,415,052.62 10.34%
Semifinal $805,000 £521,880.06 €711,948.35 10.27%
Quarterfinal $410,975 £266,434.36 €363,469.53 11%
Round 4 $213,575 £138,460.29 €188,887.41 14.03%
Round 3 $120,200 £77,925.45 €106,305.83 14.38%
Round 2 $68,600 £44,473.26 €60,670.38 13.54%
Round 1 $39,500 £25,607.78 €34,934.11 10.48%

2014

2014 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2013
Winner $3,000,000 £1,862,544.24 €2,318,930.20 15.38%
Runner-up $1,450,000 £900,229.71 €1,120,816.26 11.54%
Semifinal $730,000 £453,219.10 €564,273.02 12.31%
Quarterfinal $370,250 £229,869 €286,194.64 13.92%
Round 4 $187,300 £116,284.85 €144,778.54 13.52%
Round 3 $105,090 £65,244.92 €81,232.12 13%
Round 2 $60,420 £37,511.64 €46,703.25 14%
Round 1 $35,754 £22,197.80 €27,637.01 11.73%

2013

2013 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2012
Winner $2,600,000 £1,653,050.20 €1,960,133.89 36.84%
Runner-up $1,300,000 £826,525.10 €980,066.95 36.84%
Semifinal $650,000 £413,262.55 €490,033.47 36.84%
Quarterfinal $325,000 £206,631.27 €245,016.74 36.84%
Round 4 $165,000 £104,905.11 €124,393.11 37.50%
Round 3 $93,000 £59,128.33 €70,112.48 43.08%
Round 2 $53,000 £33,696.79 €39,956.58 43.24%
Round 1 $32,000 £20,345.23 €24,124.72 39.13%

2012

2012 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2011
Winner $1,900,000 £1,182,459.77 €1,478,139.10 5.56%
Runner-up $950,000 £591,229.88 €739,069.55 5.56%
Semifinal $475,000 £295,614.94 €369,534.78 5.56%
Quarterfinal $237,500 £147,807.47 €184,767.39 5.56%
Round 4 $120,000 £74,681.67 €93,356.15 9.09%
Round 3 $65,000 £40,452.57 €50,567.92 18.18%
Round 2 $37,000 £23,026.85 €28,784.81 19.35%
Round 1 $23,000 £14,313.99 €17,893.26 21.05%

2011

2011 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2010
Winner $1,800,000 £1,135,209.79 €1,317,899.27 5.88%
Runner-up $900,000 £567,604.90 €658,949.63 5.88%
Semifinal $450,000 £283,802.45 €329,474.82 12.50%
Quarterfinal $225,000 £141,901.22 €164,737.41 12.50%
Round 4 $110,000 £69,373.93 €80,538.29 10%
Round 3 $55,000 £34,686.97 €40,269.14 9.45%
Round 2 $31,000 £19,550.84 €22,697.15 0%
Round 1 $19,000 £11,982.77 €13,911.16 0%

2010

2010 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2009
Winner $1,700,000 £1,094,585.02 €1,308,719.15 6.25%
Runner-up $850,000 £547,292.51 €654,359.57 6.25%
Semifinal $400,000 £257,549.42 €307,933.92 14.29%
Quarterfinal $200,000 £128,774.71 €153,966.96 14.29%
Round 4 $100,000 £64,387.35 €76,983.48 17.65%
Round 3 $50,250 £32,354.65 €38,684.20 4.69%
Round 2 $31,000 £19,960.08 €23,864.88 0%
Round 1 $19,000 £12,233.60 €14,626.86 0%

2009

2009 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2008
Winner $1,600,000 £970,461.58 €1,090,661.21 6.67%
Runner-up $800,000 £485,230.79 €545,330.61 6.67%
Semifinal $350,000 £212,288.47 €238,582.14 9.38%
Quarterfinal $175,000 £106,144.23 €119,291.07 9.38%
Round 4 $85,000 £51,555.77 €57,941.38 6.25%
Round 3 $48,000 £29,113.85 €32,719.84 4.35%
Round 2 $31,000 £18,802.69 €21,131.56 3.33%
Round 1 $19,000 £11,524.23 €12,951.60 2.70%

2008

2008 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2007
Winner $1,500,000 £851,353.65 €1,060,220.53 7.14%
Runner-up $750,000 £425,676.83 €530,110.26 7.14%
Semifinal $320,000 £181,622.11 €226,180.38 6.67%
Quarterfinal $160,000 £90,811.06 €113,090.19 6.67%
Round 4 $80,000 £45,405.53 €56,545.09 6.67%
Round 3 $46,000 £26,108.18 €32,513.43 6.98%
Round 2 $30,000 £17,027.07 €21,204.41 9.09%
Round 1 $18,500 £10,500.03 €13,076.05 5.71%

2007

2007 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2006
Winner $1,400,000 £688,705.23 €1,011,999.42 16.67%
Runner-up $700,000 £344,352.62 €505,999.71 16.67%
Semifinal $300,000 £147,579.69 €216,857.02 7.14%
Quarterfinal $150,000 £73,789.85 €108,428.51 7.14%
Round 4 $75,000 £36,894.92 €54,214.25 4.17%
Round 3 $43,000 £21,153.09 €31,082.84 2.38%
Round 2 $27,500 £13,528.14 €19,878.56 3.77%
Round 1 $17,500 £8,608.82 €12,649.99 6.06%

2006

2006 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2005
Winner $1,200,000 £643,259.18 €944,435.70 9.09%
Runner-up $600,000 £321,629.59 €472,217.85 9.09%
Semifinal $280,000 £150,093.81 €220,368.33 3.70%
Quarterfinal $140,000 £75,046.90 €110,184.16 3.70%
Round 4 $72,000 £38,595.55 €56,666.14 2.86%
Round 3 $42,000 £22,514.07 €33,055.25 5%
Round 2 $26,500 £14,205.31 €20,856.29 6%
Round 1 $16,500 £8,844.81 €12,985.99 10%

2005

2005 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2004
Winner $1,100,000 £604,130.05 €895,255.15 10%
Runner-up $550,000 £302,065.03 €447,627.57 10%
Semifinal $270,000 £148,286.47 €219,744.45 3.85%
Quarterfinal $135,000 £74,143.23 €109,872.22 3.85%
Round 4 $70,000 £38,444.64 €56,970.78 0%
Round 3 $40,000 £21,968.37 €32,554.73 0%
Round 2 $25,000 £13,730.23 €20,346.71 0%
Round 1 $15,000 £8,238.14 €12,208.02 7.14%
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