Roland Garros is the second grand slam of the year and unlike 2020 where tournament was postponed and played later in the year, for 2021 authorities have confirmed that French Open 2021 will take place on the usual summer dates.
They also confirmed that prize money pool for 2021 tournament will remain the same like last year where 10.8% reduction in the total prize money pool was made. For 2021 tournament prize money will stay the same due to pandemic restrictions.
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|