Wimbledon 2021 Prize Money: How much do the winners earn?
Wimbledon 2021 prize money: How much will Novak Djokovic and other tennis winners will make?
The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club has announced to decrease the Wimbledon prize money for the 2021 season’s winners of the men’s and women’s singles titles. The purse payouts for the 2021 Wimbledon has been cut down by five per cent to £35 million, which will be divided equally among the men’s and women’s singles and doubles players.
The world No. 1 Novak Djokovic taking on Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon final to win the title and prize money. Ash Barty became the first Australian since Lleyton Hewitt to win the title and pocket a £1.7 million cash prize.
The winner of Wimbledon singles championships will make £1.7m, 28% lower than £2.35m million in 2019.
The fall in Wimbledon’s prize money also shows how the pandemic has impacted the global sporting event. This also reflects that lower rank players earn just a penny than the top players at the grass event.
Wimbledon 2021 Prize Money Breakdown
Here’s a breakdown of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships total prize money.
What is the Wimbledon 2021 prize purse?
The total prize purse for 2021 decreased by 5.2% to £35,016,000 by the All England Club. Last year when Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep emerge as the winners, the Wimbledon purse was $49.4 million.
The organiser has axed only the money of singles players who reach the bigger stages of the tournament.
How much money does the Wimbledon 2021 winner earn?
The winner of the men’s and women’s singles will be awarded the prize money of £1.7 million, which is quite lower, 28% from the last season.
When the competition was played two years back, Wimbledon champions of both the men’s and women’s singles made around £2,350,000 each.
The prize money for men’s and women’s doubles also decreased to £480,000, while the winners of Mixed doubles will receive £100,000 per pair.
Wimbledon prize money compared to other Grand Slams
The comparison of Wimbledon prize money with other three tennis’ grand slams.
|Tennis Grand Slams||Total Prize Money||Singles Winners Purse|
|2021 Australian Open||A$80,000,000.||A$2,750,000|
|2021 French Open||€34,367,215||€1,400,000|
|2018 U.S. Open||$53,400,000||$3,000,000|
The US Open still holds the richest Tennis Grand Slam title, with the total prize money being over $53 million.