The 2021 Australian Open came to an end this Sunday with Novak Djokovic's victory over Daniil Medvedev. As tournament winners, Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka will get a good pinch of the 71.5 million dollars (59 euros) budgeted this year for prize money, a record figure in the history of the tournament.
Specifically, your check will amount to 2.75 million dollars (2.27 euros), 33% less than last year because money has not only increased, it has also been redistributed. As finalists, Medvedev and Brady will receive (1.23 euros).
For his part, Rafa Nadal, who reached the quarterfinals, will pocket $ 525,000 (433,000 euros). Garbiñe Muguruza, who finished in the round of 16 against champion Osaka, will earn $ 320,000 (264,000 euros).
The real change has been in the amounts that are perceived in the previous phase and the first rounds. Defeats in the first round of qualifying are now worth $ 25,000 (just over € 20,000), 25% more than last year. In the first round of the main draw, the increase is 11%, up to 100,000 dollars (82,000 euros).