Wimbledon Announces Record $64 Million Prize Fund

Wimbledon Announces Record $64 Million Prize Fund

Wimbledon’s total prize money will reach a record £50 million ($64 million), with singles champions earning £2.7 million ($3.45 million), All England Club officials announced Thursday. The sum is double what it was ten years ago, and it’s up 5.3% from the previous year, totalling £5.3 million ($6.8 million).

With a 14.9% increase from £55,000 ($70,000) in 2023 to £60,000 ($76,000) in 2024, the winners’ checks will be distributed to first-round singles losers. There will be a 14.9% increase to £4.8 million ($6 million) in qualifying event rewards as well.

Since Alexander Zverev was involved in a legal dispute at the French Open, other subjects covered included the possibility of a united strategy against domestic abuse among Grand Slam hosts. In addition, the club is planning a party to honour Andy Murray’s career if he announces his retirement following the current tournament. By winning Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016, Murray ended a 77-year men’s singles title drought for the British men.

Even though Djokovic, who had advocated for earlier beginnings, is certain to miss the tournament this year owing to knee surgery, the schedule choice is still set following a thorough evaluation.