Roland Garros is the second grand slam of the year but this year due to Covid-19 pandemic it was postponed and will be played in September/October 2020. The changes are also made on distribution of prize money with large chunk going to players effected by pandemic.
Prize Money Breakdown:
French Tennis Federation announced the total prize money allocation to €38,000,000 ($44 million) which is around 10.8% less than was what paid in 2019. However 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 €60,000 (thats 30% increase from 2019). A player losing in qualifying will pocket €10,000 in round 1, round 2 qualifier losers get €16,000 and qualifier round 3 losers pocket €25,500.
Lets take a look at 2020 Roland Garros Prize Money Breakdown.
|STAGE||SINGLES EVENTS||DOUBLES||MIXED DOUBLES||LEGENDS||WHEELCHAIR|
|QUALIFYING ROUND 3||€25,500|
|QUALIFYING ROUND 2||€16,000|
|QUALIFYING ROUND 1||€10,000|
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|