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Eager to find out more concerning the Italian Open prize money for 2023? I’ve given you the complete rundown right here.
Italian Open 2023 – What’s on Offer?
In the wake of the Madrid Open, the world’s best will converge at in Rome for the fifth 1000 series event of the 2023 campaign. Carlos Alcaraz reclaimed the number 1 spot from Novak Djokovic after his triumph while Iga Swiatek lost to her trailing Aryna Sabalenka in the Spanish capital.
With Roland Garros right around the corner, doing well at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia or the Rome Masters will be top priority of everyone on the tour. There is also the question about entering your name in the annals of history as the tournament has a long and rich history, dating back to 1930 when it was first held in Milan.
Since then, it has moved to several locations, including Turin, Florence, and Naples, before settling in Rome in 1935. Part of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 series for men and the WTA 1000 series for women, it is played on clay courts at the Foro Italico, a complex that also hosts other sports and cultural events.
Since 1990, it has been part of the ATP Tour and is considered a key preparation event for the French Open. Rafael Nadal holds the record for the most titles with 10, while Novak Djokovic has won it six times. Their contemporary and major talking point in the GOAT debate, Roger Federer only triumphed once here.
American legend, Chris Evert has won the Italian Open title a record five titles. Her tally in Rome would have been greater had she finished on the right side of the result in 1973 and 1976, losing to Margaret Court and Martina Navratilova respectively. Evert dominated the clay courts with her consistency and accuracy, a trait she shares with the three players who trail her, Monica Seles, Serena Williams and Steffi Graf.
Italian Open Prize Money – Men’s Singles
The prize money for the 2023 Rome Masters/Italian Open has been announced and there are some significant increases for the winners. The Men’s Singles winner will receive €1,105,265, which is a 32.15% increase from the previous year’s €836,355. In addition to the monetary reward, the winner will also earn 1,000 ATP ranking points.
The runner-up will receive €580,000, which is a 26.99% increase from the 2022 prize of €456,720. In addition, their rankings tally will see a 600-point increase. The prize money for semifinalists has increased by 23.64%, and quarterfinalists will see an increase of 18.57%. They will also get 360 and 180 ranking points respectively.
Players who reach the fourth round will earn €84,900 and 90 points, while those who make it to the third round will take home €48,835 and 45 points. Round of 32 and Round of 64 participants will receive increases of 24.99% and 24.92%, respectively.
While participants who progress to the second round will earn €27,045 and 25 ranking points, while the first-round losers will receive €16,340 and 10 points. However, there is a decrease in the prize money for players who do not make it to the main draw, with Q2 and Q1 players experiencing a decrease of 25.47% and 22.38% respectively. Overall, the prize money has seen a substantial increase for the higher-ranked players, while those who don’t make it past the qualifying rounds will receive less.
Italian Open Masters Prize Money 2023 – Men’s Doubles
The Men’s Doubles event at the Rome Masters/Italian Open in 2023 will have an increased prize money compared to the previous year. The winners of the event will receive €382,420, which is a 51.2% increase from 2022’s prize money of €252,980.
The runner-ups will receive €202,850, which is a 50.1% increase from last year’s €135,180. The semifinalists, quarterfinalists, and players who reach the 2nd round and 1st round will also receive increased prize money.
This year’s event will offer a total of €2,167,305 in prize money, which is a 43.5% increase from the previous year’s prize money of €1,510,935. In addition to the prize money, players will also receive ATP ranking points based on their performance in the tournament.
Italian Open Prize Money – Women’s Singles
The 2023 Rome Masters/Italian Open WTA event will see an overall increase in prize money compared to 2022, with the winner receiving €521,754, which is a 57.03% increase from the previous year. The runner-up will receive €272,200, which is a 39.01% increase, while the semifinalists and quarterfinalists will also see significant increases of 42.34% and 59.60%.
Even players who lose in the earlier rounds will see a substantial increase in their prize money compared to the previous year. Players who make it to the Round of 16 receive €39,130, which is a 68.88% increase from 2022. Those in the Round of 32 will receive €22,700, a 72.28% increase from 2022, and those in the Round of 64 receive €12,652 will see an increase of 33.67% from the 2022 edition.
The prize money for participants in the qualifying rounds has also increased, with players in the Q1 round receiving €3,310, a rise of 14.61% increase from the previous edition. Ladies in the second round of qualifiers will be receiving €5,982, witnessing a 7.82% increase from the previous year.
The Rome Masters remains one of the few events where there is a disparity between the prize pool for men’s and women’s events. The total prize money for the women’s event is still significantly less than the men’s event, with the men’s singles winner taking home €1,105,265 compared to the women’s winner who will receive €521,754. However, the increase in prize money for the women’s event is a positive step towards gender equality in tennis.
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