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Japan Open Prize Money

2022 Breakdown & Historicals

By Jon Crim
Image Credit: Japan Open

Held at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, the Japan Open is Asia’s longest-running ATP tournament, which first started in 1972.

Kei Nishikori is the only Japanese player to have won the tournament, which he did in 2012 and 2014. He also reached the finals in 2018 but fell to eventual champion Daniil Medvedev.

Despite its long-running success, organizers canceled the ATP 500 event in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, so this is the tournament’s first edition since October 2019.

For 2022, the total prize money reaches a record high at $1,953,285, which translates to €1,990,133 and £1,726,264, representing a 3% increase over the last time the tournament ran.

This year the singles champion will claim a check for $365,275, while the runner-up will earn $182,825 for his efforts. Both are 7% drops compared to 2019 as the increase in prize money found its way to earlier rounds, especially the qualifiers.

Meanwhile, the Japan Open’s winning doubles team will split $119,980, and the runner-up will share $63,990, a 3% drop for the champs and a 6% increase for their opponents.

The rest of this guide details a complete breakdown of the Japan Open’s prize money, including historical data for comparison and currency conversion to euros and sterling pounds.

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2022 Full Breakdown

Like most ATP tournaments, the Japan Open’s organizers distribute roughly 80% of prize money to the larger 32-player singles draw. The remaining 20% goes to the 16-team doubles event, resulting in significantly less compensation for these participants.

Beyond the split between singles and doubles, prize money further breaks down by how far a player progresses in the tournament. For example, the singles champion will earn 23 times more than a player exiting the event in the first round.

Below, I’ve summarized a complete breakdown of the Japan Open’s 2022 prize money by round for singles and doubles. I’ve also converted earnings to euros and sterling pounds. For historical data, I calculate the currency conversions using the exchange rate on the final day of each year.

Singles

Dollar

US Dollar2022202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010200920082007
Winner$365,275$391,430$384,120$336,900$310,330$306,200$296,850$312,000$308,130$295,000$261,500$300,000$135,000$145,000
Runner-up$182,825$196,590$188,315$165,170$145,750$138,000$133,830$140,700$138,920$133,000$121,600$126,000$69,000$72,000
Semifinal$94,840$99,195$94,755$83,110$72,370$65,400$63,395$66,650$65,800$63,000$57,800$55,500$37,000$35,750
Quarterfinal$49,515$52,125$48,195$42,265$36,185$31,555$30,580$32,160$31,750$30,400$27,300$25,750$20,000$17,700
Round 3$11,000$9,350
Round 2$26,095$26,055$25,025$21,950$18,335$16,100$15,600$16,400$16,190$15,500$13,980$12,250$5,300$4,950
Round 1$15,235$14,415$13,200$11,575$9,650$8,850$8,580$9,020$8,905$8,525$7,545$6,400$2,825$2,600
Qualies Round 2$7,810$5,545$2,920$2,560$1,610$1,000$965$1,020$1,000$960$900$900$810$565
Qualies Roud 1$4,380$2,770$1,490$1,310$885$550$535$565$555$530$450$450$425$300

Euro

Please note that all historical data for the Japan Open prize money in euros considers exchange rates on the day of the final for the years listed.

Euro2022202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010200920082007
Winner€358,144€356,348€349,693€306,705€282,516€278,756€270,244€284,037€280,513€268,560€238,063€273,112€122,900€132,004
Runner-up€179,256€178,970€171,437€150,366€132,687€125,632€121,835€128,090€126,469€121,080€110,701€114,707€62,816€65,547
Semifinal€92,989€90,305€86,262€75,661€65,884€59,538€57,713€60,676€59,903€57,354€52,620€50,526€33,684€32,546
Quarterfinal€48,548€47,453€43,875€38,477€32,942€28,727€27,839€29,278€28,904€27,675€24,853€23,442€18,207€16,114
Round 3€10,014€8,512
Round 2€25,586€23,720€22,782€19,983€16,692€14,657€14,202€14,930€14,739€14,111€12,727€11,152€4,825€4,506
Round 1€14,938€13,123€12,017€10,538€8,785€8,057€7,811€8,212€8,107€7,761€6,869€5,826€2,572€2,367
Qualies Round 2€7,658€5,048€2,658€2,331€1,466€910€879€929€910€874€819€737€514
Qualies Roud 1€4,294€2,522€1,356€1,193€806€501€487€514€505€482€410€819€387€273

British Sterling Pound

Please note that all historical data for the Japan Open prize money in British sterling pounds considers exchange rates on the day of the final for the years listed.

Sterling Pound2022202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010200920082007
Winner£327,052£317,359£311,432£273,147£251,605£248,257£240,676£252,959£249,822£239,176£212,016£243,230£109,454£117,561
Runner-up£163,694£159,389£152,680£133,914£118,169£111,886£108,505£114,075£112,632£107,832£98,589£102,157£55,943£58,375
Semifinal£84,916£80,424£76,824£67,383£58,675£53,024£51,399£54,038£53,348£51,078£46,862£44,998£29,998£28,985
Quarterfinal£44,334£42,261£39,075£34,267£29,338£25,584£24,793£26,074£25,742£24,647£22,134£20,877£16,215£14,351
Round 3£8,918£7,581
Round 2£23,364£21,125£20,289£17,796£14,865£13,053£12,648£13,297£13,126£12,567£11,335£9,932£4,297£4,013
Round 1£13,641£11,687£10,702£9,385£7,824£7,175£6,956£7,313£7,220£6,912£6,117£5,189£2,290£2,108
Qualies Round 2£6,993£4,496£2,367£2,076£1,305£811£782£827£811£778£730£657£458
Qualies Roud 1£3,922£2,246£1,208£1,062£718£446£434£458£450£430£365£730£345£243

Doubles (Per Pair)

2022US DollarSterling PoundEuro
Winner$119,980£122,369€107,425
Runner-up$63,990£65,264€57,294
Semifinal$32,370£33,014€28,983
Quarterfinal$16,190£16,512€14,496
Round 1$8,380£8,547€7,503

Prize Money by Year

Every year, prize money at the Japan Open changes, with the tournament’s success greatly influencing available funds.

Although the goal of any tournament is to increase prize money, it doesn’t always pan out that way. For example, in 2014, prize money declined by 5%, with factors like ticket sales, sponsorships, merchandise, and concessions impacting revenues.

Despite that, the Japan Open has an excellent track record of increasing prize money, with one of the most impressive bumps coming in 2009, when it first surpassed the one million dollar mark.

YearJapan Open Total Prize Money% Change
2022$1,953,2853%
2021Canceled
2020Canceled
2019$1,895,2906%
2018$1,781,93014%
2017$1,563,79514%
2016$1,368,6058%
2015$1,263,0453%
2014$1,228,825-5%
2013$1,297,0001%
2012$1,280,5655%
2011$1,214,50010%
2010$1,100,0000%
2009$1,100,00043%
2008$769,0005%
2007$732,00010%
2006$665,0000%
2005$665,0000%
2004$665,0000%
2003$665,000-5%
2002$700,0000%
2001$700,0000%
2000$700,000

Please note that all data is in US dollars.

FAQs

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

How much does the winner earn at the Japan Open?

For 2022, the winner at the Japan Open will take home $365,275, which translates to €372,330 and £323,142.

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

For 2022, the runner-up at the Japan Open will take home $182,825, which translates to €186,356 and £161,737.

Is the Japan Open’s prize money taxed?

Yes. For 2022, the Japanese government taxes all player earnings at the Japan Open, reaching as high as 45% depending on earnings.

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