The French Open, officially known as Roland Garros, is one of the four major tennis tournaments held annually in Paris, France. The 2023 French Open started on May 28 and is currently being played on clay at Roland Garros. The men’s singles final will be held at Roland Garros on June 11, while the women’s singles final will be held on June 10. Of course, since the 2023 French Open is such a prestigious tennis tournament, the event will bring in large prize pools running into the millions.
Rafael Nadal, who previously won the men’s singles tournament, had to withdraw from the tournament this year due to injury. It should be noted that this is the first time that 14-time French Open champion Nadal has missed the event since his first participation in 2005. On the other hand, Iga Schwetek is the current defending women’s champion. singles category.
The tennis tournament has a rich history dating back to 1891, making it one of the oldest tournaments in the world. It is named after the French aviator Roland Garros who was the first person to fly solo across the Mediterranean. The French Open is also known for its unique red clay courts, which have a greater impact on style of play than other surfaces such as grass or hard courts. Some of the greatest tennis players in history, including Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Bjorn Borg, Chris Evert and Justin Henin, have achieved notable successes at Roland Garros, attesting to their heritage as clay court specialists.
The French Open is the premier clay court tennis tournament in the world, featuring five major events: men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles. The tournament sees the best tennis players from around the world compete for prestigious prizes and fabulous cash prizes.
So, with the current iteration of the tournament in full swing, here’s everything you need to know about the 2023 French Open and its prize pool.
What is the total prize pool for the French Open 2023?
Roland-Garros’ prize pool for 2023 is €49,600,000, up 12.3% from last year. Below is a complete breakdown of the prize money for each stage of the event:
Cash prizes for men and women
Champion 2,300,000 euros
Semi-final 630 thousand euros
Quarter-finals 400 thousand euros
Fourth round 240 thousand euros
The third round, 142,000 euros
The second round, 97 thousand euros
First round 69,000 euros
Financial prizes for the men’s and women’s doubles
Champion 590,000 euros
He reached the final 295 thousand euros
The value of the semi-final round was 148,000 euros
Quarterfinals 80,000 euros
Third round 43,000 euros
Second round 27,000 euros
First round 17,000 euros
Prize money for mixed doubles
Champion 122,000 euros
He reached the final 61,000 euros
Quarterfinals 17,500 euros
The second round is ten thousand euros
The first round is 5,000 euros
Where can you watch the French Open 2023?
Since NBC is one of the official broadcast networks of the tournament, you can watch the Roland-Garros 2023 Finals, Semi-Finals, and all other important matches on NBC. If you are in Singapore, you can also watch it live as a peacock via VPN.
(Champion and star image credits: Daniel Kopatsch/Contributor/Getty Images & Instagram/Roland Garros)