US Open Tennis Prize Money

In 2021, the prize money for the US Open Tennis Tournament totaled $57,462,000 which was an increase of around 7.6% from the levels paid out for the previous tournament in 2020.

The winners of the US Open Singles Titles in 2021 (Danill Medvedev and Emma Raducanu) collected a prize money cheque of $2.5 million each.

Below you will find tables detailing the prize money paid to winners of the singles and doubles events at the US Open from 1968 to 2021, as well as a breakdown per round of the prize money awarded at the last two US Opens (2021 and 2020).

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US Open Tennis Prize Money

US Open Men’s and Women’s Singles Prize Money (By Round)

Round2021 Prize Money2020 Prize Money$ Change% Change
Winner$2,500,000$3,000,000($500,000)(16.67%)
Runner Up$1,250,000$1,500,000($250,000)(16.67%)
Semifinals$675,000$800,000($125,000)(15.63%)
Quarterfinals$425,000$425,000$00.00%
4th Round$265,000$265,000$00.00%
3rd Round$180,000$163,000$17,00010.43%
2nd Round$115,000$100,000$15,00015.00%
1st Round$75,000$61,000$14,00022.95%

Prize Money for the finalists and the semifinalists at the 2021 US Open fell by over 15% when compared with the 2020 tournament.

The prize money for players who lost before the 4th round increased from 10 to 23% in order to help players who may have been struggling due to the lack of tournaments in 2020.

US Open Men’s and Women’s Singles Qualifying Prize Money

Round2021 Prize Money
Q3$42,000
Q2$32,000
Q1$20,000

US Open Men’s and Women’s Doubles Prize Money

Round2021 Prize Money2020 Prize Money$ Change% Change
Winner$660,000$400,000$260,00065%
Runner Up$330,000$240,000$90,00038%
Semifinals$164,000$130,000$34,00026%
Quarterfinals$93,000$91,000$2,0002%
3rd Round$54,000N/AN/AN/A
2nd Round$34,000$50,000($16,000)(32%)
1st Round$20,000$30,000($10,000)(33%)

The Prize Money for the Men’s and Women’s Doubles tournaments in 2021 increased by between 2 and 65% for teams that reached at least the quarterfinals.

US Open Mixed Doubles Prize Money

Round2021 Prize Money
Winner$160,000
Runner Up$78,000
Semifinals$40,000
Quarterfinals$22,000
1st Round$13,400

How Much Prize Money has Roger Federer won at the US Open?

YearPrize MoneySingles Performance
2019$500,000Quarterfinals
2018$266,000Round of 16
2017$470,000Quarterfinals
2016N/AN/A
2015$1,600,000Final
2014$792,500Semifinals
2013$165,000Round of 16
2012$237,500Quarterfinals
2011$450,000Semifinals
2010$525,000Semifinals
2009$800,000Final
2008$1,500,000Winner
2007$2,400,000Winner
2006$1,200,000Winner
2005$1,100,000Winner
2004$1,000,000Winner
2003$65,000Round of 16
2002*$69,250Round of 16
2001$56,000Round of 16
2000*$42,500Round of 32
Total$13,238,750

Roger Federer has competed in a total of 19 US Opens where he has won a total of $13,238,750 in prize money.

*Includes prize money won in men’s doubles event in 2000 and 2002.

US Open Tennis Prize Money FAQ

What is the prize money for winning US Open Tennis Grand Slam?

The Winners of the singles events at the 2021 US Open won prize money of $2,500,000.

The Winners of the doubles events at the 2021 US Open won prize Money of $660,000 while the winners of the mixed doubles event won $160,000.

What is the prize money for the 2022 US Open?

Details about the prize money for the US Open in 2022 have not yet been released by tournament organizers. Check back closer to the start of the tournament for further details.

Does the US Open pay equal Prize Money to Men and Women?

Yes, the US Open has paid equal prize money for the men’s and women’s events since 1973.