There will be a new men’s champion at the French Open this year with 14-time singles winner Rafael Nadal absent from Roland Garros for the first time since 2005.Nadal triumphed on the Paris clay last June to become the oldest French Open champion in history, but he has been sidelined this year by a hip injury.Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev will be the top contenders to take Nadal’s title - while in the women’s singles Iga Swiatek is aiming to complete a hat-trick of French Opens as she begins the defence of her crown.Swiatek has been handed a difficult draw, however, with Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina also among the favourites in Paris.
But how much is this year’s French Open prize money? And how does it change round-by-round? Here’s everything you need to know.According to the French Open, total prize money for this year’s Roland Garros is approximately £43m (€49.6m).That sees an increase of 12.3 per cent from 2022.Prize money is distributed equally between the women’s and men’s singles, as follows:Champion - £2m (€2.3m)Runner-up - £1m (€1.15m)Semi-finalist - £550,000 (€630,000)Quarter-finalist - £350,000 (€400,000)Round 4 - £200,000 (€240,000)Round 3 - £125,000 (€142,000)Round 2 - £85,000 (€97,000)Round 1 - £60,000 (€69,000)You can watch the French Open live on Eurosport in the UK.
The action will be broadcast on Eurosport’s TV channels, or fans can tune into Discovery+ to stream the tournament, where an Entertainment & Sport pass is available for either £6.99/month or £59.99/year.
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