Saturday, June 30, 2018

ATP Prize Money Up for Grabs at 2018 Wimbledon Grand Slam Tennis Tournament

The 2018 Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament for men players on the ATP circuit is taking place this month from July 2-15, 2018, on the grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club located in London, England. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the men tennis players at 2018 Wimbledon.

The 2018 Wimbledon tennis tournament is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments held annually. Total prize money up for grabs at 2018 Wimbledon is $44.49 million.  

All prize money below is in American dollars converted from Pounds. The prize money is not cumulative, players only earn the amounts shown for the last round they advance to. 

The highest ranked men playing in 2018 Wimbledon are Roger Federer from Switzerland, Rafael Nadal from Spain, Marin Cilic from Croatia and Alexander Zverev from Germany. The highest ranked players from the United States are Jack Sock, John Isner and Sma Querrery. Three-time winner Novak Djokovic is ranked #12.

The prize money has been raised significantly this year for players in the earlier rounds but not so much for players advancing deep into the tournament. Listed in parenthesis below are the prize money increases for each round in 2018 vs last year.

Wimbledon instituted a tough policy this year that requires all players to give full effort in the first round in order to be paid for playing in that round. They do not want players just showing up in the first round and not giving maximum effort just to collect a big easy paycheck.

ATP Tennis Prize Money Up for Grabs at 2018 Wimbledon

  • Winner - $2.94 million (up 1.4% over 2017)

  • Runner-up - $1.47 million (up 1.4%)

  • Semifinalists - $735,000 (up 1.4%)

  • Quarter-finalists - $367,670 (up 1.7%)

  • Fourth Round - $213,280 (up 10.1%)

  • Third Round - $130,845 (up 10.4%)

  • Second Round - $82,432 (up 9.8%)

  • First Round - $51,029 (up 10.7%)

(Qualifiers who lost in the 1st round earned $6,379 (up 10.7%), in the 2nd round earned $12,757 (up 10.7%), in the 3rd round earned $25,515 (up 10.7%). Players who won all three qualifying rounds are guaranteed at least $51,029 for making at least the 1st round in the main draw)

For more see:

Most Money Money Won by One Tennis Player in One Year

Most Money Won by One Woman Tennis Player in One Year

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