NEW YORK: The U.S. Open singles champion received $2.6 million this year, surpassing $60 million in total player compensation for Grand Slam tournaments for the first time.

The US Tennis Association said on Thursday that the majority of that total was allocated to the early rounds, following input from the men’s and women’s tour players’ councils.

Players receive $80,000 just for making the main draw, and $121,000 when they reach the second round.

In 2019, the final year before the coronavirus pandemic, the singles champion earned $3.9 million. .

Players will win $445,000 for reaching the quarterfinals and $705,000 for reaching the semifinals. Runner-up he wins $1.3 million.

The winning doubles team will win $688,000.

The $60.1 million total surpassed last year’s total of $57.5 million and has already surpassed the other three Grand Slam tournaments this year.

The total prize pool for the US Open Qualifying Tournament has now reached $6.26 million, with a final round prize of $44,000.

The main draw for the US Open begins on August 29 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

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