Last major tournament of Tennis Calendar 2016 will be taking place at the O2 Arena in London, England from 14th November to 20th November. Known as Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is a mens competition where top eight ranked singles players fight it out in a round-robin format. Qualifications for the tournament depend on ATP Rankings and the grand slam winners. All mens singles grand slam winners qualify automatically plus top ATP Ranked players.
2016 ATP World Tour Finals Prize Money: A 14% increase in this years tournament makes it the most lucrative event outside grand slams. In 2016, a total of $7 million is confirmed as prize money pool which will be distributed in singles and doubles events. below is the entire breakdown of the prize money pool.
|STAGES||SINGLES||DOUBLES (per team)|
|Participation Fee (Guaranteed)||$179,000||$88,000|
|Round Robin win per match||$179,000||$34,000|
|Final Win||$1.13 million||$176,000|
|Potential Earnings of Undefeated Champion||$2.39 million||$455,000|
all eight singles players ($179,000) and eight doubles teams ($88,000) will be awarded guaranteed participation fee. While every win in singles group stage is worth another $179,000. For doubles its $34,000. Both the singles semifinal winners will pocket another $545,000 while the final winner will earn another $1.13 million. So if a player wins the tournament undefeated (winning all 5 potential matches) he can earn as much as $2,22 million in a week long tournament.
See Also: All four grand slam prize money
Potential prize money ($2.22 million) available to singles winner is not far off from the other four major grand slams where US Open offers the highest $3.5m to the winner while Wimbledon ($3m), Australian Open ($2.7m) and French Open ($2.4m). ATP World Tour finals Doubles winning team can take home as much as $455,000.