• The prize purse for this year’s French Open gets another hike
  • What will our Brits stand to earn over the next two weeks?
PARIS, FRANCE – The final Grand Slam of a crazy year is about to start, with prize money down this year at the top end but increased for the lower rounds – what does that mean for the Brits in the draw?

 

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British hopes this year lie with Johanna Konta [9], Heather Watson, Dan Evans [32] Cameron Norrie, Liam Broady [Q] and Andy Murray as a wildcard in the main draw.

 

How much prize money could the Brits earn at the French Open 2020

PLACE PRIZE MONEY € (£)
Winner €1.6m (£1.46m)
Runner-up €800k (£732k)
Semi-finalist €425.25k (£389k)
Quarter-finalist €283.5k (£259k)
Round 4 €189k (£173k)
Round 3 €126k (£115.3k)
Round 2 €84k (£76.9k)
Round 1 €60k (£54.9k)

 

This year, Wimbledon distributed £10m of prize money to the 620 players who would have taken part in The Championships, cancelled for the first time since 1945 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Singles players who would have been in the main draw will receive £25k, with money being distributed to qualifiers, doubles and wheelchair players.

  • £25,000 for the 256 players in the singles main draws
  • £12,500 for the 224 players in singles qualifying
  • £6,250 for the 120 players in main draw doubles
  • £6,000 for the 16 players in the wheelchair events
  • £5,000 for four players in the quad wheelchair events

Lower ranked players at this year’s Roland Garros will get more money compared to the higher ranked players, receiving around 30% more, with qualifying rounds receiving around a 27% hike to help those most affected by the effect of coronavirus on the tours.

 

Total Grand Slam Prize Purses for 2020 (Current Currency Conversion)

Australian Open (2020) Wimbledon

(2020)

US Open

(2020)

Roland Garros

(2020)

AU$71m

£37.9m

£10m

 

$53.4m

£28.5m

€38m

£34.8m

 

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What does this mean for the Brits?

This year’s draw is tough for all concerned in the main draw as we break down the most optimistic path to the final with opponents assumed via their ranking/seeding

 

Johanna Konta [9] – Path to the Final

Johanna Konta in the first round of Roland Garros, France

Johanna Konta in the first round of Roland Garros, France | Jimmie48 Tennis Photography

  • R1: Defeated by Coco Gauff 6-3 6-3

 

Heather Watson – Path to Final

Heather Watson in the first round of the Australian Open 2020, Melbourne

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 22: Heather Watson of Great Britain plays a backhand during her Women’s Singles first round match against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic on day three of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mike Owen/Getty Images)

  • R1: Fiona Ferro | H2H: Watson leads 2-0
  • R2: Elena Rybakina [14] | H2H: Rybakina leads 1-0
  • R3: Karolina Muchova [22] | H2H: Muchova leads 1-0
  • R4: Sofia Kenin [4] | H2H: Watson leads 1-0
  • QF: Aryna Sabalenka [8] | H2H tied at 1-1
  • SF: Karolinak Pliskova [2] | H2H: Watson leads 1-0
  • F: Simona Halep [1] | H2H: Halep leads 3-0

 

Dan Evans [32] – Path to Final

Dan Evans on Day 3 of the Schroders Battle of the Brits in London, England

Dan Evans on Day 3 of the Schroders Battle of the Brits in London, England (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Battle Of The Brits)

  • R1: Defeated by Kei Nishikori 1-6, 6-1, 7-6(3) 1-6 6-4

 

Cameron Norrie – Path to Final

Cameron Norrie at the Schroders Battle of the Brits 2020, London UK

Cameron Norrie at the Schroders Battle of the Brits 2020, London UK | (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Battle Of The Brits)

  • R1: Daniel Elahi Galan [LL] | First Meeting
  • R2: Hubert Hurkacz [29] | First Meeting
  • R3: Novak Djokovic [1] | First Meeting
  • R4: Karen Khachanov [14] | First Meeting
  • QF: Matteo Berrettini [7] | First Meeting
  • SF: Daniil Medvedev [4] | H2H: Medvedev leads 1-0
  • F: Rafael Nadal [2] | First Meeting

 

Andy Murray [WC] – Path to Final

Andy Murray on Day 1 of the Schroders Battle of the Brits 2020, London, England

Andy Murray on Day 1 of the Schroders Battle of the Brits 2020, London, England | (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Battle Of The Brits)

  • R1: Defeated by Stan Wawrinka [16] 6-1 6-3 6-2

 

Liam Broady [Q] – Path to Final

Liam Broady in the first round of the Miami Open, ATP Miami 2018

Liam Broady in the first round of the Miami Open, ATP Miami 2018 | (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • R1: Jiri Vesely | First Meeting
  • R2: Karen Khachanov [15] | First Meeting
  • R3: Cristian Garin [20] | First Meeting
  • R4: Novak Djokovic [1] | First Meeting
  • QF: Matteo Berrettini [7] | First Meeting
  • SF: Daniil Medvedev [4] | First Meeting
  • F: Rafael Nadal [2] | First Meeting

 

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