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European Open Prize Money

2022 Breakdown & Historicals

By Jon Crim
Image Credit: European Open

In its seventh edition, the European Open is the only professional ATP tennis tournament held in Belgium. It takes place at the multipurpose Lotto Arena in Antwerp, which has a seating capacity of 8,000.

The event is a smaller indoor hard court tournament with a 28-player singles draw, and 16-team doubles draw, which is standard for this tier. It’s one of three ATP 250 events scheduled on the tour’s calendar this week, including the Stockholm and Napoli Cup.

For 2022, the total prize money at the European Open is €648,130, equating to $637,986 and £561,701. It’s the largest purse ever for the tournament and a 27% bump over 2021.

The winner in singles will take home a check for €98,580, while the runner-up will earn 42% less or €57,505. These are 98% and 61% increases compared to last year, with the more significant percentage increases resulting from the tournament recovering from the pandemic.

In doubles, the championship pair will split €34,250, and their opponents will earn slightly more than half, divvying up €18,320. Like singles, these figures saw significant 84% and 37% growth rates vs. 2021.

The remainder of this guide provides a detailed overview and complete breakdown of the European Open’s prize money and historical data for reference and quick comparison. I’ve also included currency conversions from euros to dollars and British sterling pounds.

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2022 Full Breakdown

At the highest level, the European Open’s prize money splits between singles and doubles, with 80% of the purse distributed to the former and 20% to the latter – a typical split for ATP tournaments.

However, by digging into each event, we can further break down prize money by round as players earn more the further they progress in a tournament. For example, the singles champion will make 14 times more money than a player who loses in the first round.

The following table provides a detailed breakdown of prize money by round per year. I’ve also converted prize money to dollars and sterling pounds, which I calculate using the prior year’s exchange rate on the day of the final for a close approximation of value.

Singles

Euro

Euro2022202120202019201820172016
Winner€98,580€49,885€109,590€109,310€105,045€100,800
Runner-up€57,505€35,770€59,255€57,570€55,325€53,085
Semifinal€33,805€25,465€32,730€31,185€29,970€28,755
Quarterfinal€19,595€16,975€18,590€17,770€17,075€16,380
Round 2€11,375€10,915€10,695€10,470€10,060€9,650
Round 1€6,950€6,565€6,405€6,200€5,960€5,720
Qualies Round 2€3,475€3,205€3,100€2,790€2,680€2,575
Qualies Roud 1€1,895€1,665€1,550€1,400€1,340€1,290

US Dollar

US Dollar2022202120202019201820172016
Winner$96,130$57,862$120,770$125,794$120,886$116,001
Runner-up$56,076$41,490$65,300$66,252$63,668$61,090
Semifinal$32,965$29,537$36,069$35,888$34,489$33,091
Quarterfinal$19,108$19,689$20,487$20,450$19,650$18,850
Round 2$11,092$12,660$11,786$12,049$11,577$11,105
Round 1$6,777$7,615$7,058$7,135$6,859$6,583
Qualies Round 2$3,389$3,718$3,416$3,211$3,084$2,963
Qualies Roud 1$1,848$1,931$1,708$1,611$1,542$1,485

British Sterling Pound

Sterling Pound2022202120202019201820172016
Winner£85,201£42,079£98,798£96,299£92,542£88,802
Runner-up£49,701£30,173£53,420£50,718£48,740£46,766
Semifinal£29,217£21,480£29,507£27,473£26,403£25,332
Quarterfinal£16,936£14,319£16,759£15,655£15,043£14,430
Round 2£9,831£9,207£9,642£9,224£8,863£8,501
Round 1£6,007£5,538£5,774£5,462£5,251£5,039
Qualies Round 2£3,003£2,704£2,795£2,458£2,361£2,269
Qualies Roud 1£1,638£1,404£1,397£1,233£1,181£1,136

Doubles (Per Pair)

2022EuroUS DollarSterling Pound
Winner€34,250$33,420£29,590
Runner-up€18,320$17,876£15,828
Semifinal€10,750$10,490£9,287
Quarterfinal€6,000$5,855£5,184
Round 1€3,540$3,454£3,058

Prize Money by Year

Every year, prize money at the European Open changes. Sometimes it increases, while other years, it decreases, and the tournament’s success and revenue heavily influence that trend.

Since the tournament’s start in 2016, it has seen an increase in prize money every year except for 2020. Like many tournaments that year, the global pandemic forced the event to run without fans resulting in significantly less revenue and, subsequently, prize money.

The following table outlines yearly prize money for the Europen Open since 2016. Since the first year, the tournament has slowly but steadily increased its prize money by 14% or roughly €82,000.

YearEuropean Open Total Prize Money% Change
2022€648,13027%
2021€508,60029%
2020€394,800-38%
2019€635,7504%
2018€612,7554%
2017€589,1854%
2016€566,525

Please note that all data is in euros.

FAQs

Here are a few frequently asked questions from fans and attendees about the European Open’s prize money.

How much does the winner earn at the European Open?

For 2022, the ATP winner at the European Open will take home €98,580, which translates to $97,015 and £85,394.

How much does the runner-up earn at the European Open?

For 2022, the ATP runner-up at the European Open will take home €57,505, which translates to $56,592 and £49,813.

Is the European Open’s prize money taxed?

Yes. The Belgium government taxes all player earnings at the European Open, reaching as high as 50%.

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