US Open makes history before it even starts with record announcement
The US Open 2019 will feature in the record books before a ball is hit after they announced that the prize money for this years New York Grand Slam events will be the biggest in the history of tennis
The US Open total prize money for 2019 is over $57m and will be the largest total purse veer offered for a tennis tournament. The individual winners will receive $3,850,000 (£3m) each which is £750k more than the Wimbledon winners received. The winners of the French Open 2019 mens and ladies singles events took home just over $2.5m each whilst the winners of the Australian Open mens and ladies singles received around $2.9m each.
The total prize fund for each event at the 2019 US Open can be found here:
This year Novak Djokovic will be looking to retain the mens singles trophy he won in 2018 when he beat Juan Martin del Potro in a one sided final 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.
Djokovic had been seeded No.6 going into the tournament due to an extended lay off with an elbow injury but he cut a swathe through the draw and only lost 2 sets across his 7 matches on his way to victory. As you will see from the match stats below, Djokovic wasn’t tested in the final against Del Potro which was largely due to Del Potro being exhausted and injured by the time he reached the final.
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