A significant increase in the prize pool at roland garros
Roland Garrosone of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world, has announced a significant increase in the prize pool for its 2023 edition. The figure reaches €49.6 millionwhich represents an increase in 12.3% compared to the previous year (43.6 million euros in 2022). This historic increase is a clear indication of the financial health of the tournament and of tennis in general.
The increase in the prize pool is not simply an increase in the amount of money that tournament winners will walk away with. The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has explained that the increase seeks to ensure a better distribution of winnings among players.
A positive change for the players and the tournament
In addition to the global increase, the FFT has announced changes to the prize distribution. The objective is to favor the players who participate in the first rounds of the tournament and in the qualifying events. Thus, there has been a significant increase in the prize money for the first rounds and the qualifying rounds, as well as for the wheelchair and quad tennis events.
The first three tours of the individual tournament will see the largest increases: +11% for the first round (from 62,000 to 69,000 euros), +11% for the second round (from 86,000 to 97,000 euros), +13% for the third round (from 125,800 to 142,000 euros). These changes are a clear sign that the FFT is committed to fairness and equal opportunity in tennis.
A commitment to the future of tennis
This news shows that the FFT is ready to invest in the future of tennis. Not only has the overall prize pool been increased, but the prize for the wheelchair tennis and quad events has also increased, which has risen to 810,000 euros, a 40% increase compared to the previous edition.