Novak Djokovic leads prize money list for 2023 as 8 players break through $4million barrier
The regular ATP Tour season has come to an end and it is no surprise to see Novak Djokovic leading the prize money stakes.
The world No 1 only competed in 13 tournaments in 2023, winning seven of those events including three Grand Slams, two ATP Masters 1000s and the ATP Finals in Turin.
Here is the final prize money table for the year, with Djokovic the outstanding champion, with the eight players who broke the $4million all mentioned.
Prize money in 2023: $15,936,097
Money per match win: $289,747<
The undisputed champion of men’s tennis was a set away from a calendar Grand Slam in 2023, with his Wimbledon final defeat denying him what would have been a perfect season. He was not permitted to enter America for some events at the start of 2023 and if that position was different, his prize money may have topped $20million.
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— ATP Tour (@atptour) November 20, 2023
Prize money in 2023: $10,753,431
Money per match win: $165,427.40
The seocnd best player in the world in 2023 won six titles and claimed his biggest prize yet at Wimbledon. His best form came in the first half of the year as he won titles are hard, clay and grass courts. Alcaraz missed the chance to earn more prize money and rankings points at the Australian Open as he missed the first major of the year due to injury.
Prize money in 2023: $9,239,679
Money per match win: $139,995.13
This Russian was the third best player in the world over the course of the last 12 months, winning five titles and taking his career total to 20. He reached the final of the US Open after an impressive win against Carlos Alcaraz and will want to win a second major in 2024.
"He makes me a better player!" 📈
— Eurosport (@eurosport) November 20, 2023
Prize money in 2023: $8,349,392
Money per match win: $136,039
The breakthrough player of the year reached a crescendo at the ATP Finals, as he beat Djokovic for the first time and made the final. He has yet to reach a Grand Slam final and that has to be his target for 2024.
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Prize money in 2023: $5,488,934
Money per match win: $98,016.67
This Russian made headlines for all the wrong reasons at the 2023 ATP Finals, as his anger on court saw him smash a racket into his leg amid numerous angry outbursts. He has now lost nine quarter-finals in Grand Slam events and needs to end that miserable run next year.
Prize money in 2023: $4,925,102
Money per match win: $99,798.80
This was an impressive comeback year for Zverev, as he recovered from a serious ankle injury to make his way back into the top ten of the rankings. He didn’t get to a Grand Slam final and winning his first major is the next big goal for this German.
Prize money in 2023: $4,852,266
Money per match win: $95,142.47
This was perceived to be a bad year for the Greek star as he failed to build on his appearance in the Australian Open final in January, but he was a consistent performer at the top of the game and his prize money haul confirms he maintained an impressive level of consistency.
Prize money in 2023: $4,163,930
Money per match win: $94,634.77
The big titles may not have come Rune’s way this year, but he backed up his impressive breakthrough win at the 2022 Paris Masters with steady performances that kept him in the game’s top ten. He needs to mature to convert his talent into major victories, but he has all the firepower required to become a Grand Slam champion.
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