Emmanuel LANGELLIER, Media365: posted on June 11, 2022 at 12h56
As the Wimbledon tournament approached, good news was announced for the players and players.
The big fifteen of the grass, that’s for soon. After the 14th crown of Rafael Nadal and the 2nd of Iga Swiatek on the battered ground of Roland-Garros, it will soon be Wimbledon time. After the Australian Open and the French Internationals, the third Grand Chelem tournament of the tennis season will take place on June 27 or July 10 in London. While uncertainty is hovering around Nadal’s presence, Novak Djokovic will be the big favorite in the absence of Daniil Medvedev, who will return to world number 1 Monday, at Alexander Zverev.
The record prize money is 47 million euros
While waiting for the tournament to take place, the players and players recorded some good news. It was thought that the endowment of the famous herb test would be reduced while points would not be distributed on this particular 2022 edition (in retrospective measure after the decision to exclude Russian and Belarusian players and players), but finally … not at all! On the contrary, even.
The Wimbledon prize money and impact were earned in a record total of 40 350 000 livres, around 47 million euros. This is an increase of 11.1 % compared to 2021 and 5.4 % compared to 2019, the year of the last full-capacity edition before the Covid-19 crisis and the cancellation of the tournament in 2020. The Ang All England Club Tennis Club has announced that the female and male lauréats will each earn 2 M £, or 2,33 M €. Also note an increase of 26% compared to 2021 (and 48.1% compared to 2019) in relation to prize-money qualifications. The main table elements in a single participant or first round will receive £ 50,000 (€ 58,200), an increase of 4.2 % compared to 2021, and an increase of 11.1 % compared to three years ago.