French Open: Prize money up 12% to 36mn euros

Posted on Apr 26 2017 - 3:52pm by admin

Director of the Roland-Garros tennis tournament Guy Forget said prize money for qualifiers will jump around 33 percent

the most important winners will likely be those coming thru qualifying, where prize cash will bounce around 33 p.c.

Prize cash on the French Open, which starts subsequent month, can be up 12 p.c on final yr, tournament director man fail to remember mentioned on Wednesday.

but the sum surpassed out to the winner will upward thrust by using simplest 5 p.c from 2.zero to 2.1 million euros ($ 2.18-2.29 million).

a primary-round loser, on the other hand, stands to obtain a rise of just about 17 p.c from 30,000 to 35,000 euros.

but the greatest winners might be those coming through qualifying, the place prize money will bounce round 33 percent, disregard said.

"We needed to position the emphasis on qualification for the reason that gap between the highest positions and people looking to reside off tennis is getting greater and bigger," stated forget.

the full pot is up from 32 to 36 million euros.

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