ATP Finals winner could earn biggest cheque in tennis history as event offers record prize money pot

Novak Djokovic ATP Finals celebrations

The organisers of the ATP Finals have done it again as the winner of the season-ending tournament could be laughing all the way to the bank on the back of the biggest prize-money payday in tennis history.

Just 12 months after Novak Djokovic won a record $4,740,300 for his undefeated title run in Turin, the stakes have once again been upped for the 2023 edition.

The winner of this year’s tournament will receive a cheque of $4,801,500 – providing they don’t lose any matches during the round-robin stage. That is a handsome $61 200 increase from the 2022 figure.

Finishing the tournament with four wins – two in the group phase and two in the knockout phase – will earn the title winner $4,411,500.

The total prize pot is also up as it stands at $15 million compared to $14.75m last year.

This year’s runner-up could earn as much as $2,600,500 – of course, that is dependent on the number of matches they win during the tournament while those who exit before the final could earn as much as $1,495,500 for the week’s effort.

Breakdown of 2023 ATP Finals prize money

Winner
Unbeaten – $4,801,500
Win four matches – $4,411,500
Win three matches – $4,021,500

Finalist
Win four matches – $2,600,500
Win three matches – $2,210,500
Win two matches – $1,820,500

Losing before the final
Win three matches – $1,495,500
Win two matches – $1,105,500
Win one match – $715,500
Win zero matches – $325,500 (playing all three round-robin matches)

Alternate – $152,500

Djokovic defeated Casper Ruud in straight sets last year to join Roger Federer for the most season-ending titles with six. The tennis great also beat Taylor Fritz, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev en route to the final.

The 2023 ATP Finals will take place November 13 to 20 at Pala Alpitour in Italy and defending champion Djokovic, two-time Grand Slam winner Carlos Alcaraz as well as Medvedev and Jannik Sinner have all booked the spots.

The race for the final four places is heating up with Rublev currently the favourite to join them as he has a 1,890-point lead over Taylor Fritz, who is just outside the top eight.

Rublev (4,275) is followed by Tsitsipas (3,705), Alexander Zverev (3,415), Holger Rune (3,110), Taylor Fritz (3,055), Ruud (2,815), Hubert Hurkacz (2,775), Tommy Paul (2,595), Alex de Minaur (2,560), Ben Shelton (2,275) and Frances Tiafoe (2,220).

The chasing pack will all be in action at either the Vienna Open or the Swiss Indoors Basel over the next week and 500 points will be on offer to the winners.

They will all then head to Paris Bercy for the Paris Masters where the winner will pick up 1,000 ranking points.

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