2024 French Open prize money revealed as men’s and women’s champions will earn huge winners’ cheques

Shahida Jacobs
Novak Djokovic Roland Garros champion
Novak Djokovic Roland Garros champion

The French Tennis Federation has once again upped its prize-money pool for Roland Garros as a record €53,478,000 (about £46m) will be handed out to competitors at this year’s clay-court Grand Slam.

It signifies a 7.82% growth compared to 2023 with this year’s winners also receiving a generous increase.

Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek each received a winner’s cheque of €2,300,000 (roughly £1,970,000) last year, but that will be upped by 4.35% as this year’s champions will each walk away with €2.4m (£2.059).

It is the biggest in the tournament’s history as it surpasses the €2.3m from last year and the final pre-Covid-19 tournament in 2019. Prize money dropped significantly from 2020 onwards across the sport due to the pandemic.

But how does the 2024 figure compare to the other three Grand Slams?

Jannik Sinner and Aryna Sabalenka each received A$3,150,000 in January this year, which converts to £1,662,366. Last year’s Wimbledon champions Carlos Alcaraz and Marketa Vondrousova earned £2,350,000 while Djokovic and Coco Gauff were rewarded £2,358,185 each at the 2023 US Open.

As expected, there is an increase across the board as those who lose in the first round this year will earn €73,000 compared to the €69,000 from 2023 while those who lose in the first round of qualifying will receive €20,000.

Full 2024 Roland Garros Prize-Money Breakdown

Round Singles
Mixed W’chair
Winners €2,400,000 €590,000 €122,000 €62,000 €21,000 €62,000 €21,000
Runners-up €1,200,000 €295,000 £64,000 £31,000 £13,000 £31,000 £13,000
Semi-finalists €650,000 €148,000 €61,000 €20,000 €8,000 €20,000 €8,000
Quarter-finalists €415,000 €80,000 €17,500 €12,000 €5,000 €12,000 N/A
Fourth round €250,000 €43,500 €10,000 €8,500 N/A N/A N/A
Third round €158,000 €27,500 €5,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Second round €110,000 €17,500 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
First round €73,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Qualifying R3 €41,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Qualifying R2 €28,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Qualifying R1 €20,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Roland Garros Tournament Director Amelie Mauresmo has also confirmed that the new retractable roof at Suzanne-Lenglen has been completed and the court has been fitted with LED panels , which means play will continue on the court come rain or sunshine.

“It will allow us to keep playing if the weather is bad and welcome 25,000 people”, the former world No 1 said. “We will host two games instead of one which will give us a little bit more flexibility in our schedule”.

There will be 11 night sessions at this year’s event with the first one on the opening day on May 26 and the last one on Wednesday June 5. Night matches will get underway at 8:30pm local time.

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