How much will players earn?

How much will players earn?

The opening grand slam of the year, the Australian Open, sees another 10 per cent increase in the total prize pot.

It takes the overall pool to $60.5m (AUD) (£34.38m) and will earn the men and women’s winners $4.5m (£2.56m) each – an increase of £24,000.

Finalists will receive a cheque for £1.42m, while semi-finalists will collect £710,000.

Players who suffer a first-round exit will earn £28,410, which is down £490 on last year’s figure. 

Roger Federer will defend the men’s singles title and bid for a seventh Australian Open and 21st major overall.

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