As the US Open tennis tournament enters it’s 40th year of awarding equal prize money to the men and women they also have the distinction of being and to hand out the single largest payout in tennis with $2.6 million going to the winner.
If Raffa Nadal wins the US Open he will pick up a check for $3.6 million as he has already clinched the 2013 series title and the $1 million bonus that goes along with it.
Of course, if Raffa is able to win the US Open his $3.6 million dollar “pay day” will be the single largest in tennis history.
Of course, I had to say “pay day” because, although Raffa will be battling it out on the tennis court for two weeks, the incredibly hard work and all the countless hours of training and sacrifice has been going on for years.
If you don’t happen to win the US Open this year, but you’re one of the 128 players that are in the draw there’s good news for you too. According to this article the prize money for each round has gone up at least 37%. Talk about an awesome yearly raise!
Just look at these prize money amounts for each round of the tournament:
- Winner: $2.6 million
- Runner-Up: $1.3 million
- Semifinalist: $650,000
- Quarter finalists: $325,000
- Round of 16: $165,000
- Round of 32: $93,000
- Round of 64: $53,000
- Round of 128: $32,000
The US Open prize money is incredibly rich this year and these men and women who are playing tennis at this level deserve every penny of it.
Watch The US Open Live
I’ve had the chance to go to the US Open three times: in 1995, 2001 & 2007.
It’s an incredible event and if you have the chance to go to New York City and attend the US Open live I highly recommend it.
Even if you’re not a tennis player or fan, the atmosphere at Flushing Meadows is unmatched, especial during the night sessions.
For Those Who Can’t Make It Live: Stream The US Open in Canada
If you can’t make it to NYC this year to take in some of the best tennis in the world do not fear. You do not have to miss it.
You can always stream the US Open in Canada with one simple trick.
So, now that you know how to stream the US Open from Canada who will you be chearing for? Are you going to be rooting for Nadal to see him take home $3.6 million? Or do you, like I do, still have a soft spot for Federer?
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