Wimbledon 2022: All England Lawn Tennis Club Announce 11 Per Cent Hike In Prize Money

London: All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) have announced a monumental hike of 11 per cent in prize money for the upcoming edition of Wimbledon. The prize money is now a staggering 40.35 million pounds as the competition is scheduled to take place from June 27 to July 10.Also Read – Pep Guardiola Hails Rafael Nadal as Greatest Athlete in Spanish Sports History

Ian Hewitt, chairman of the All England Club, said, “From the first round of the Qualifying Competition to the Champions being crowned, this year’s prize money distribution aims to reflect just how important the players are to The Championships as we look to continue to deliver one of the world’s leading sporting events, and with a particularly special tournament ahead of us as we celebrate 100 years of Centre Court on Church Road.” Also Read – Rafael Nadal REVEALS How Roger Federer Congratulated Him on His French Open Win

It shows an 11.1 per cent increase from 2021, and a 5.4 per cent increase on the most recent full capacity Championships in 2019. Also Read – Not Rafael Nadal; Goran Ivanisevic Predicts Novak Djokovic Will Win Wimbledon 2022

The men’s and women’s singles winners in the grass-court Grand Slam this year will receive two million each with an increase of 17.6 per cent on last year but is still shy of the 2.35 million in 2019.

The AELTC insisted that the prize money distribution for 2022 continues to place importance on supporting players in the early rounds of the event.

Therefore, the qualifying competition prize money fund has received a 26 per cent increase on 2021 and the main draw singles players competing in the first round will be playing for 50,000 pounds, a 4.2 per cent increase on 2021 and an 11.1 per cent increase on 2019.

The AELTC decided to ban Russian and Belarusian players from competing in this year’s tournament, both ATP and WTA have announced that they will not award ranking points to the competition.

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