US Open 2023, record prize money: how Sinner’s ranking changes

We start with the qualifications, from Monday 28 September off to the men’s and women’s singles

The 2023 US Open is upon us, with the men’s and women’s qualifiers kicking off. The fourth Grand Slam tournament begins tomorrow, August 22, with the approach to the main draw of the men’s and women’s singles. Players admitted to the main draw will take to the field from Monday 28 August 2023 to compete for a record prize pool. The prize money at Flushing Meadows has reached a record $65 million. The winners of the men’s and women’s singles will each receive a check for $3 million. Each round offers increased prizes compared to those paid a year ago.

Participation in the first round is rewarded with $81,500. Those who access the second round pocket 123,000, while the landing in the round of 32 is worth about 190,000 dollars. The figure comes to almost 285,000 dollars for qualifying for the round of 16. Then, the boom: the quarterfinals bring in over $450,000, the semifinals are worth $775,000. The defeated finalist pocketed approximately $1.5 million. The winner, on the other hand, in addition to the champion title, puts a check for 3 million in the safe.

For the big names in the circuit, the points that can determine an advance or a step back in the rankings also make the difference. Spotlights aimed, among the Azzurri, on Jannik Sinner. The number 6 in the world, who hasn’t lost ground after his immediate elimination in the ATP Masters 1000 in Cincinnati, has to defend the quarterfinals in New York – at the exchange of 360 points – reached a year ago. The Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas could benefit from it, who in 2022 in New York went out in the first round and this year has everything to gain: overtaking the South Tyrolean is a concrete hypothesis. The Norwegian Casper Ruud, finalist 12 months ago and ‘forced’ to defend 1200 points, may end up in Sinner’s sights.