The French Open popularly known as Roland Garros heads into the second week with some of the biggest names still aiming for the La Coupe des Mousquetaires (men) or the Suzanne-Lenglen cup (women).
In the men’s category, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev are set to meet each other for the eighth time in their careers, after progressing through to the semi-finals of the tennis tournament.
Also Novak Djokovic set up a 58th meeting with Rafael Nadal on Wednesday when he reached his 40th Grand Slam semi-final at the French Open despite being held up by 5,000 fans needing to be evacuated to conform with Covid-19 curfew.
How much money does the winner get?
The quartet of Djokovic, Nadal, Tsitsipas and Zverev are all in contention to smile home with the princely sum of $1.69 million as the singles champion if any of them wins the French Open.
Reports say the men’s and women’s singles champions will earn approximately $1.69 million each.
The prize money witnesses an increase from last year when Iga Swiatek became Poland’s first Grand Slam singles champion. On the men’s side, Rafael Nadal added to his trophy case with his 13th win at Roland Garros and 20th career Grand Slam title. The pair each won $1.9 million.
Prize money breakdown for 2021 French Open
While the amount has shifted in total, if a player loses in the qualifying or the first two rounds, they will make the same amount as last year’s tournament.
Men’s and women’s singles
Place Prize money
Winner $1.69 million
Round 4 $205,786
Round 3 $136,787
Round 2 $101,683
Round 1 $72,630
Round 3 qualifying $30,989
Round 2 qualifying $19,368
Round 1 qualifying $12,105