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The prize fund of US Open hit $ 50 million in 2017 

The prize fund of US Open hit $ 50 million in 2017


Promoters of the Open Championship Tennis USA will increase the prize pool of $ 50 million until 2017. The increase will be almost doubled compared the last year amount, which amounted to 25.5 million.

In the next four years to the fund will be added 4.1 million plus already announced one-off increase from 4,000,000, which means that in 2013 the participants will share a total of 33.6 million.

The decisions aimed at improving relations with the players were presented to the their Council in Key Biscayne, Florida. The tennis players for quite some time want an increase in prize money at all Grand Slam tournaments, not just US Open.

The President of the United States Tennis Association David Hegarty described the last 12 months of negotiations, very prosperous, "I can not say that the players have had pressure on us. Rather, I would call the negotiations "lively discussions". "

There is still no solution how to change the allocation of resources at different stages of the tournament. The official statement on this occasion to be made just before the start of the tournament, which takes place between 26 August and 9 September.

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