The present and future of Spanish tennis is in a very good ‘right’. Carlos Alcaraz qualified this Wednesday for the semifinals of the prestigious British Grand Slam Wimbledon, after defeating the other pearl of tennis of his generation, Holger Rune. Now, the Murcian tennis player is only two victories away from winning his first Wimbledon, the second Grand Slam of his short career.
Wimbledon is the tournament that gives you the most reputation in the world of tennis. This status is also reflected in the economic prizes that it gives to its winners. This year, in addition, the tournament has reached a record in terms of prizes. 44,700,000 pounds sterling will be distributed among the competitors, which corresponds to 52,238,655 euros. Thus, there is an increase of 11.2% compared to 2022 and almost 20% if we look at 2019, the year before Covid.
How much money does the champion earn?
With his victory in the quarterfinals, Alcaraz will receive 701,619 euros. Players since 2007 charge the same. If they lose in the first round they pocket 64,275 euros, for reaching the round of 16 242,058 euros, and for reaching the quarterfinals 397,584 euros. However, winning the tournament can provide them with an income that doubles what they have so far. The runner-up and runner-up will win 1,175,000 euros, while the Wimbledon winners will get 2,746,377 euros.
On the other hand, the Spanish tennis player Sara Sorribes has also reached the semifinals in doubles, together with her partner, the Czech tennis player Marie Bouzkova. The prize for the winners of the tournament in the doubles modality (in men and women) is 600,000 pounds, around 700,000 euros, while the champions of the mixed doubles modality receive 128,000 pounds, about 149,000 euros.
The podium of the most expensive tournaments
Wimbledon has recovered the second position in terms of Grand Slam that distributes the most prize, only behind the US Open, which distributes around 55 million euros. The podium was completed by the Paris Open, Roland Garros, with 49.6 million. The Australian Open, for its part, is the Grand Slam that brings the least remuneration to tennis players, with 49 million euros.
As for the price of Wimbledon tickets, they skyrocket in the next two rounds. There are big differences between the games played on the center court, where you can see the best players, and the outer courts. Throughout the tournament, purchasing a ticket on the Center Court (main track) required a minimum outlay of more than 100 euros. However, from the quarterfinals these prices increase until they reach 297 euros, which costs the cheapest ticket to witness the final next Sunday.