Novak Djokovic is the new champion of the Australian Open 2023 after defeating in the final to Stefanos Tsitsipasin a match in which, in addition to his tenth title in Melbourne, the Serbian tennis player also returns to number one in the ATP ranking and ties with 22 Grand Slam tournaments to Rafael Nadal at the top of the historical classification of greats. However, there is still more to Djokovicwho takes the highest prize ever at the Australian Open, financially speaking.
Tennis Australia, organizer of the Open the Australia Hand in hand with the federation of the Oceanian giant, announced for the 2023 edition an increase in the tournament’s prize pool of 3.4%, which also affects, of course, the total amount that the champion of this tournament wins. year, a Novak Djokovic that he will pocket an amount significantly higher than that of his nine previous conquests in the Rod Laver Arena.
The total prize pool of the Open the Australia It amounts to 48.5 million euros, which is equivalent to 76.5 if we talk about Australian dollars. However, to Djokovic only a small part of that cake destined to pay all the participants in the first Grand Slam it’s from the season. Nole, the main recipient of the biggest prize money in the history of the Australian tournament along with the women’s champion, Aryna Sabalenka, will take home a check of 1.88 million euros as winner of the 2023 edition, 3.5% more than what Rafa Nadal, champion in 2022, won in Melbourne Park.
In the last two decades, awards at the Open the Australia they have evolved a lot, as much as a 321% increase between what the champions pocketed at the beginning of the century and what they earn Novak Djokovic to win the tournament in 2023. This measure, continued, responds to what the director of Tennis Australia, Craig Tilleywho recently left the opinion that the prizes should be in line with the greatness of a tournament that is installed among the best on the calendar year after year, and not only because of its Grand Slam status.
Australian Open 2023 prize list
Round of 16: €215,691
3rd round: €145,340
2nd round: €101,293
1st round: €67,752
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