350 million rupees will be spent on prize money at the Australian Open
The tournament will be played in Melbourne from 20 January to 2 February
Dainik BhaskarDec 24, 2019, 02:35 PM IST Sports Desk. The prize money at the Australian Open will now cost Rs 350 crore. This is 13.6 (71 Australian million dollars) per cent more than the previous time. The 2019 Australian Opener cost about 307 crore rupees (62.5 Australian million dollars) as prize money. There has been an increase of 183.9 percent in the last 10. Prize money in 2011 was 123 crore rupees (25 million Australian dollars).
The tournament will be played in Melbourne from 20 January to 2 February next year. The winners of the men and women category will be given around Rs 20–20 crore ($ 4.12 Australian million). Tournament director Craig Tilley gave this information on Tuesday. He said, "We believe in increasing prize money at all levels of the game. The players are in favor of getting more and more money. "
The amount of Rs 44.3 lakhs will be available for the exit in the first round, the amount of money given to the players going out in round one of the main draw has also increased by 20 percent and in round two by 21.9 percent. The players who get out in the first round will get 44.3 lakhs (90 thousand Australian million dollars). At the same time, players who are out in round two will be given Rs 63 lakh. You will get Rs 9.8 lakh if you go out in the qualification round. This is 33 percent more than the previous time.
The last time Osaka and Djokovic became champions was in the tournament, the last time Novak Djokovic of Serbia became champions in men's singles. He defeated Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-3 6-2 6-3 in the final. Naomi Osaka of Japan became the champion in women's singles. He defeated Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 in the title match.