Roland Garros is one of the four major grand slams in tennis caledar year and after couple of financially turbulent years it returns back to normal in 2022. Authorities have confirmed that French Open 2022 will take place on the usual summer dates. Authorities also confirmed that prize money has been increased and now it sits right alongside Wimbledon and US open in terms of total prize money pool.
2020 and 2021 tournaments saw a massive 10.8% reduction in the total prize money pool which was largely down to covid-19 pandemic. However as sports world recover from pandemic, 2022 tournament will 15.4% increase in total prize money compared to 2021.
2022 French Open Prize Money Breakdown:
French Tennis Federation announced the total prize money allocation to €43,800,000 ($48.3 million) which is around 15.4% more then what was paid in 2020 and 2021 tournaments. Authorities have ensured a system where players who lose in qualifying or early rounds get a significant increase in prize money.
A player losing in first round will pocket €65,000 (thats 10% increase from 2021). A player losing in qualifying will pocket €15,000 in round 1, round 2 qualifier losers get €20,000 and qualifier round 3 losers pocket €30,000.
Lets take a look at 2022 Roland Garros Prize Money Breakdown.
|STAGE||SINGLES EVENTS||DOUBLES||MIXED DOUBLES||LEGENDS||WHEELCHAIR|
|QUALIFYING ROUND 3||€30,000|
|QUALIFYING ROUND 2||€20,000|
|QUALIFYING ROUND 1||€15,000|
French Open Prize Money History:
over the last 10 years, French Open Authorities had to increase the prize money pool every year to keep themselves as lucrative for players as other grand slams. French Open Prize money seen the biggest increase over the last 10 years, as back in 2011 just €17.5 million was awarded as Prize Money pool which say gradual increase till 2019 where a record €42 million was handed out in Prize Money payments to players. We take a look at Historica data of French Open Prize Money increase.
|YEAR||PRIZE MONEY||(%) INCREASE|