The FFT (The French Tennis Federation) is the organizer of the tournament has announced the French Open 2020 prize money that is £38 Million Euros and $44.6 Million US dollars in total.
Low Ranked Players Will Get More Money in French Open
When compared to last year, the significant rise has been given to low ranked players who will lose early (qualifying and main draw first round). As they are more affected due to, So RG administration will award them more money to help them fight against the Covid-19 economic downfall.
The 1st round losers will get 30% more than others that is about €60,000 as compared to the last year 2019 earning.
While in the qualifying round, the prize money has been increased by 27% as compared to 2019. So that any player losing in the first qualifying round will get €10,000 and that is 42% more than last year.
The majority of players in the qualifying rounds are most affected due to the suspension of tennis games during the Covid-19 outbreak. As this suspensions period lasts for 175+ days.
CornaVirus Update about French Open 2020
French Open which is the second event and only clay-court tournament of the Grand Slam calendar was scheduled from Monday 18th May To 07th June 2020 Sunday as the last day of the tournament.
The French Open (Roland Garros) 2020 was re-scheduled to new dates. It was played from Mon, 21 September to Sun, 11th October 2020.French Open 2020 Rescheduled (New Dates)
The following players(Mene and Women) could not play in the French Open 2020 due to Coronavirus outbreak and some other reasons.
- Prize Money has been dropped by 10% than last Year
- Complete Break Down of French Open Prize Money 2020
- Will There be Live Spectator Present in the Grounds?
- Men’s & Women’s Singles (2019)
- Gentlemen and Ladies Doubles (2019)
- Gentlemen and Ladies Mixed Doubles (2019)
- Wheelchair & Quad (2019)
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Prize Money has been dropped by 10% than last Year
The total prize money in 2019 was 42.66 million euros. Despite the fact that the world faced economic downfall due to Covid-19, The FFT announced that it will distribute £ 38 Million Euro prize money in total for the 2020 year edition.
The total prize money was decreased by 10 %, which is not much, as there were less ticketing and merchandising revenue due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation.
Complete Break Down of French Open Prize Money 2020
According to an authentic source here is the complete break down of Roland Garros prize money in Euros(€), US Dollar($), and UK Pounds(£)
Men’s and Women’s Singles
Men’s and Women’s Doubles
Find down here more about below about court-by-court and day-by-day schedule. Further, we have added some useful tips for you to attend this event fo your ease.
Will There be Live Spectator Present in the Grounds?
Despite the fact that Corona cases are increasing, The French Federation for tennis has allowed hosting 50-60% of spectators/audiences. Which is limited due to Govt. instructions.
Since the international circuit restarted, Roland Garros will be the first tournament with the privilege of hosting an audienceBernard Giudicelli, President of French Tennis Federation
The administration has divided Roland Garros stadium into three following zones.
The Philippe Chatrier and the Suzanne Lenglen each court will host 5000 and Simone Matthieu court will host 1500 spectator according to their designated capacity. However, the Qualifying draws will be held without spectators.
Total Prize Money History of French Open (Year Wise)
The tournament was held at Roland Garros Stadium (Stade Roland Garros ) which is actually the second name of French Open tennis tournament, located in Paris, France.
The Total prize money of 2019 was €42,661,000. In the last year how much a professional got from this tournament, find a snippet, and the complete breakdown in below table.
It would be interesting to know about the previous 10 years’ history along with the % age of increment.
The last 10 years summary of French Open prize money in Dollars $ & Euros € is given below with an estimated increment of french open 2020’s edition.
|Year||Total Prize Money||Total Prize Money in $||% Change|
38 Million Euros
42 Million Euros
|$46,400,236||8. 84 %|
39 Million Euros
|$42,637,320||8. 88 %|
36 Million Euros
32 Million Euros
28 Million Euros
25 Million Euros
22 Million Euros
|$23,939,960||17. 53 %|
18.7 Million Euro
|$20,368,553||6. 84 %|
Note: Currency conversion prices are approximated on closing exchange rates on the Final date of the tournament.
French Open Prize Money 2019
The administration of the French Open tennis event is rising the prize money packages for players gradually year-by-year, as with the passage of time the interest of the public is also rising up in this historic tennis event especially since the last 10 years.
The prize money was increased by 10% From 2012 to 2017. In the last three years the prize money package decrease 1 to 2% from the past french open events.
In the past, different prize money was used to be announced both for men and women. Later on, when management noticed the keen interest of the public in the women matches, then it has been fixed the same.
Before the start of every upcoming french open tournament, the prize money becomes a hot debate for all tennis players, news, and fans.
Find and read full breakdown of the French Open prize money in 2019.
Men’s & Women’s Singles (2019)
Gentlemen and Ladies Doubles (2019)
Gentlemen and Ladies Mixed Doubles (2019)
Wheelchair & Quad (2019)
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