By Ros Satar

  • The US Open is the most lucrative of the four Slams as the prize money rises once more – to $57.2m
  • What will our Brits stand to earn over the next two weeks?
NEW YORK, USA – The last Grand Slam of the year is about to start, with another prize money lift since last year – what does that mean for the Brits in the draw?

 

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How much prize money could the Brits earn in the singles at the US Open 2019

PLACE (Singles) PRIZE MONEY $ (£)
Winner $3.85m (£3.155m)
Runner-up $1.9m (£1.557m)
Semi-finalist $960k (£784.7k)
Quarter-finalist $500k (£400.8k)
Round 4 $280k (£229.5k)
Round 3 $163k (£133.6k)
Round 2 $100k (£81.9k)
Round 1 $58k (£47.5k)

As we have seen throughout recent years, as the Slams roll around the different tournaments step up the bar with the others beginning to follow suit. This year’s hike makes the US Open the most lucrative of the four slams with this year’s Roland Garros pipping Wimbledon to the post this year, despite all four Slams following the same pattern of raising their prize money, year on year.

 

Total Grand Slam Prize Purses for 2019 (Current Currency Conversion)

Australian Open (2019) Roland Garros (2019) Wimbledon (2019) US Open (2019)
AU$60.5m

£33.5m

€42.66m

£38.7m

£38m $57.24m

£46.86m

 

What does this mean for the Brits?

Despite leaving it down to the wire, there will be no miraculous return to the Slam singles battle for Andy Murray… yet! Meanwhile it has been a year of varying successes for the Brits.

The standouts have been the summer performances on clay for British women’s No. 1 Johanna Konta, and Dan Evans’ comeback over the grass court season. It has not been as good a year for Kyle Edmund, who at least has held on to the British men’s No. 1 spot, but the No. 2 spot was lost to Cameron Norrie as he was leapfrogged by Evans. However the surprise news that Evans has split with coach David Feldgate may affect his equilibrium.

However, the draws have not been kind to Konta or Edmund, while Evans is set to face Federer in the third round. Perhaps Norrie emerges as the one unknown quantity to many of his potential opponents.

Opponents assumed via their ranking/seeding.

 

[30] Kyle Edmund’s Path to the Final

Kyle Edmund in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open, ATP Indian Wells 2019

Kyle Edmund in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open, ATP Indian Wells 2019 | (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • R1: Pablo Andujar | Andujar leads H2H 1-0
  • R2:Nikoloz Basilashvili | First meeting
  • R3: Dominic Thiem [4] | Thiem leads H2H 1-0
  • R4: Gael Monfils [10] | H2H tied at 1-1
  • QF: Stefanos Tsitsipas [8] | Tsitsipas leads H2H 1-0
  • SF: Rafael Nadal [2] | Nadal leads H2H 1-0
  • F: Novak Djokovic [1] | Djokovic leads H2H 4-1

 

[16] Johanna Konta’s Path to Final

Johanna Konta in the third round of Wimbledon 2019

Johanna Konta in the third round of Wimbledon 2019 | Jimmie48 Tennis Photography

  • R1: Daria Kasatkina | Kasatkina leads H2H 2-1
  • R2: Margarita Gasparyan | First meeting
  • R3: Zhang Shuai [33] | Konta leads H2H 4-1
  • R4: Karolina Pliskova [3] | Pliskova leads H2H 6-1
  • QF: Elina Svitolina [5] | Svitolina leads H2H 4-0
  • SF: Ashleigh Barty [2] | Barty leads H2H 3-1
  • F: Naomi Osaka [1] | Konta leads H2H 3-0

 

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Dan Evans’ Path to Final

Dan Evans in the first round of the Australian Open 2019, Melbourne

Dan Evans in the first round of the Australian Open 2019, Melbourne | (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • R1: Adrian Mannarino | Mannarino leads H2H 1-0
  • R2: Lucas Pouille [25] | First meeting
  • R3: Roger Federer [3] | Federer leads H2H 2-0
  • R4: David Goffin [15] | First meeting
  • QF: Kei Nishikori [7] | Nishikori leads H2H 2-1
  • SF: Novak Djokovic [1] | First meeting
  • F: Rafael Nadal [2] | Nadal leads H2H 1-0

 

Cameron Norrie’s Path to Final

Cameron Norrie in the second round of Roland Garros, 2018

Cameron Norrie in the second round of Roland Garros, 2018 | (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

  • R1: Qualifier
  • R2: David Goffin [15] | First meeting
  • R3: Guido Pella [19] | First meeting
  • R4: Roger Federer [3] | First meeting
  • QF: Kei Nishikori [7] | Nishikori leads H2H 1-0
  • SF: Novak Djokovic [1] | First meeting
  • F: Rafael Nadal [2] | First meeting

 

Harriet Dart’s Path to the Final

Harriet Dart in the first round of Wimbledon 2018

Harriet Dart in the first round of Wimbledon 2018 | Jimmie48 Tennis Photography

  • R1: Ana Bogdan [Q] | First meeting
  • R2: Petra Martic [22] | First meeting
  • R3: Anastasija Sevastova [12] | Sevastova leads H2H 2-0
  • R4: Serena Williams [8] | First meeting
  • QF: Ashleigh Barty [2] | Barty leads H2H 1-0
  • SF: Karolina Pliskova [3] | Pliskova leads H2H 1-0
  • F: Naomi Osaka [1] | First meeting

 

How to Watch/Follow the US Open 2019

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The US Open takes place between 26 August and 8 September

 

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