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After the Shanghai Masters, the ATP season continues with the Japan Open. The tournament will take place from 16-22 October in Ariake Tennis Forest Park with its center court Ariake Coliseum, located in Koto, Tokyo. It is a part of the ATP 500 series tournament and will host 32 players and 16 doubles in the main draws.
Japan Open prize money and Ranking Points – Singles
The total budget for the Japan Open prize money is just over $2 million.
Most of that will be split between the 32 singles players that will compete during the following week. The singles tournament winner will earn $347,390 and 500 ATP points.
The runner-up will earn $186,920 and 300 ATP points, while the semifinalists will earn $99,615 and 180 ATP points each.
The players who finish their participation in the quarterfinals of the tournament will earn $50,895 and 90 ATP points each. Those who will be defeated in the round of 16 will get $27,170 and 45 ATP points each.
The players who will exit after the opening round, $14,490 and no ATP points.
The players who will make it to the second qualifying round will earn $7,425 while those will lost in the first qualifying round will take home $4,165.
Japan Open prize money and Ranking Points – Doubles
The doubles that will win the Japan Open tournament will earn $114,100 and 500 ATP points.
The runner-ups will earn $60,860 and 300 ATP points.
The doubles that will end up losing in the semifinal round will earn $30,800 and 180 ATP points.
The doubles that will end the tournament in the quarterfinals will earn $15,390 and 90 ATP points.
Each of the doubles that will fail in the opening round will earn $7,970 and no ATP points.
Japan Open History and Previous Winners
The All-Japan Championships was founded in 1915 as a men’s only tournament. Nine years later, in 1924, a women’s event was added to the schedule.
The tournament has been primarily organized in Tokyo throughout its rich history but has also been held in other Japanese cities such as Osaka in 1933, 1935, 1937, 1939. After the World War II, the event was also known as the Japan International Championships up to the late 1960s.
From 1979 until 2008, the Japan Open was a joint tournament for both men and women competition. This is no longer the case in the aftermath of the Ariake Coliseum hosting another women’s professional tournament, the Pan Pacific Open. On the women’s side, the Japan Open was held until 2014 on the WTA Tour, and then it was downgraded to a ITF Women’s Circuit event. In 2019, the women’s event was discontinued, while the men’s event is part of the ATP Tour 500 series level of tournaments.
Prior to the reorganization of the men’s event with the advent of ATP Tour, the Japan Open was known as the Tokyo Outdoor Grand Prix and was part of the Grand Prix tennis tour between 1973 and 1989.
Taylor Fritz is the defending champion of the Japan Open as he defeated Frances Tiafoe in last year’s final. In 2020 and 2021 the tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stefan Edberg has won a record four Japan Open titles.
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