Monaco: Andy Murray praised the French Open organizers on Sunday for increasing the prize money and hopes other Grand Slams will follow suit.
Roland Garros organizers said last Friday that the overall purse for the tournament is going up by 7 percent to €18.7 million ($24.6 million). The men's and women's singles champions will each receive €1.25 million ($1.64 million), an increase of 4.17 percent.
Proportionately, the biggest increases are for those who are knocked out early. First-round losers will receive a 20 percent rise, from €15,000 ($19,700) to €18,000 ($23,670).