The ongoing Madrid Open is one of the best tournaments we have seen so far in the 2022 season yet.
The Madrid Open counts as the beginning of the exciting clay seasons in the official ATP tournament calendar which eventually leads up to the French Open, also known as the Rolland Garros.
The clay tournament takes place in the Caja Magica court in Park Manzanares, Madrid.
The local fans would surely be loving the tournament, considering that their local country boy, the young Carlos Alcaraz has been performing superbly throughout the course of the tournament and has a really strong chance of winning the title here as well.
He became the first tennis player to defeat both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in a single clay-court tournament. Mind you that Rafael Nadal is considered the ‘King of Clay’ due to his sheer dominance on the clay court and Novak Djokovic is the current world number 1 in the ATP rankings.
Carlos Alcaraz would be facing Alexander Zverev in the finals of the Madrid Open on Sunday evening. Apart from the glory that comes alongside the title, the winners of the Madrid Open will also be getting a good amount of cash prize money.
How much would the winner and other players get in terms of the cash prize in the Madrid Open?
Speaking in terms of the cash prize, the event has a combined pool of more than 13 million euros, 13,151,120 euros to be precise. This prize money is more than a 151% rise in the pool as compared to 6.5 million euros in 2021.
The champion between Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev would be getting a huge amount of more than 1 million euros, which is in itself a 230 per cent rise as compared to Alexander Zverev and Aryna Sabalenka, the previous winners of the Madrid Open got in terms of a cash prize.
The runners up of the match will receive a sum north of five hundred thousand euros, which is a 200 per cent rise in the winnings. These increases are reflected across the entire singles, doubles and qualifying draw.
Each round is getting at least a 40 per cent rise in the cash prizes when compared to 2021. There is a slight difference in the cash prize distribution between men and women categories.
This is after taking into consideration the total qualifying draws of men and women. The women’s qualifying draws stand at 48, whereas the men’s have 28 players draw.