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Prize money Wimbledon 2018: That is what Federer and Co deserve

At the Grand Slam tournament in Wimbledon, which starts on Monday (July 2nd to 15th), a total of £ 34 million (38.65 million euros) in prize money will be paid out in 2018. That is an increase of 7.6 percent compared to the previous year. tennis MAGAZINE has listed how much the pros can earn from round to round.

The prize money in the four Grand Slam tournaments is increasing continuously. Craig Tiley, tournament director of the Australian Open, announced in January that he wanted to break the sound barrier of 100 million Australian dollars in the next five years. Converted that would be around 63 million euros and thus almost twice as much as was distributed in 2018.

Prize money increases at all Grand Slam tournaments

At the French Open in 2013, 22 million euros were paid out. In 2018, the prize money almost doubled (39.2 million euros). In Australia it was 34.5 million euros, with the winners of the individual competitions receiving a larger winner check. Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki received the equivalent of 2.5 million euros in Melbourne. The French Open triumph received 2.2 million euros, 100,000 euros more than last year.

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The professionals are also richly rewarded at Wimbledon. 34 million pounds (38.65 million euros) will be distributed in 2018. The winners will each receive £ 2.25 million (€ 2.57 million).

Prize money Wimbledon 2018 - the rounds at a glance:

Single men / womenPrize money per player (in euros)Increase compared to 2017 (in percent)
Wimbledon champion2.574.0002,3
Final loser1.287.0002,3
Semi-finalists643.0992,2
Quarter finalists321.5482,2
Round of 16186.52010,9
3rd round114.43011,1
2nd round72.09010,5
1 round44.62411, 4

These are impressive numbers. In general, the prize money in the All England Club has grown enormously since 1998, as our statistics show. From 2012 in particular, payments rose sharply in order not to fall off in the arms race with the other Grand Slams.

The 2017 Wimbledon winner, Garbine Muguruza, was promoted by those responsible in London during the French Open. The Spaniard wants to secure the winning prize money in 2018.

Roland-Garros Day 11: @GarbiMuguruza sweeps past Sharapova as Nadal faces Schwartzman battle: https://t.co/PIUc4j6u9G#RG18pic.twitter.com/KjeHHDAcFk

- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 7, 2018

The largest fee in a Grand Slam tournament to date was at the US Open 2017. At that time, 43.3 million euros were paid out. Now the traditional Wimbledon tournament is rising (July 2nd to 15th, 2018). This increases the anticipation of the most important tournament of the year.

The Championships 2018. Time to write a new chapter… # Wimbledon # TakeOnHistorypic.twitter.com / T4gmHiAJbD

- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 10, 2018