Novak Djokovic already has his 24th Grand Slam, after winning the US Open in a final in which he excelled in tennis to defeat Carlos Alcaraz’s executioner, the Russian Daniil Medvedev. Djokovic, in addition to a title that distances him in the classification of the best tennis players in history, also wins an enormous financial prize as a consequence, precisely, of his conquest of the New York great. This is the money Novak Djokovic earns after winning the 2023 US Open.
Djokovic, who beat, in order, Muller, Zapata, Djere, Gojo, Fritz, Shelton and the aforementioned Medvedev to win the title at the US Open 2023, takes the largest financial prize in the history of Grand Slam tournaments, due to the increase in the prize money of a tournament that had been used for years to be the one that paid the best to its participants and, particularly, to the finalists.
The US Open announced weeks before the start of the competition in its 2023 edition that the prizes would increase in all rounds of the final draw, but the increase becomes outstanding as far as the tournament winner and the finalist are concerned. Thus, Novak Djokovic, brand new winner, is made with a total amount of 3 million dollars, 15% more than what Carlos Alcaraz took for winning the US Open 2022.
For his part, the finalist of the US Open 2023, Daniil Medvedev, also wins a high-caliber prize that is also 15% more than what Casper Ruud won last season. Due to his status as a finalist in Flushing Meadows, the Russian, who will continue as number three in the ATP rankings starting Monday, pockets a total of 1.5 million dollars, just half of what Djokovic earned.
Carlos Alcaraz, who won 2.5 million euros for his victory at the 2022 US Open, logically receives a smaller prize in the 2023 edition due to his defeat in the semifinals, precisely against Daniil Medvedev. Alcaraz and the other US Open semi-finalist, Ben Shelton, earn $775,000 each for their performance in the fourth Grand Slam of the season.
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