French Open 2022 prize money: Here is how much winners earn

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Here’s everything you need to know about how much each winner will win at the French Open 2022.

Paris is once again gearing up to host a number of the world’s top tennis stars this month, all vying for victory in the second Grand Slam event of the year at the French Open.

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Rafael Nadal made history earlier this year when he claimed his 21st Grand Slam title after defeating world number two Daniil Medvedev.

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Novak Djokovic missed the Australian Open for not providing enough evidence that he was unvaccinated, but the Serb will be back in action in France as of now.

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The French Open begins on Monday (May 16) and ends six days later on Saturday, June 5, 2022 with the men’s final.

In addition to the Grand Slam title, the winner of the French Open receives a whopping seven-figure cash prize, with runners-up also claiming a sizeable sum.

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Last year’s winner took home $1.7 million, while runner-up took home just over $900,000 – but this year’s prize fund is set to increase for the first tournament since the pandemic.

Breakdown of prize money

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This year’s total prize pool for the French Open is €43.6m (about £37m), up 25 per cent from 2021.

Anyone who loses in the first qualifying round also receives an increase over the previous year and takes home EUR 14,000, while those who fail the last qualifying hurdle receive EUR 31,000.

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Those who exit the main draw in the first round will receive €62,000, a significant jump from €46,000 in 2019.

There was also a six per cent increase in doubles, with winning pairs receiving €580,000 to share.

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