French Open prize money goes up to 34.5 million USD

The French Open starts on May 25. Rafael Nadal is the current men's singles champion and will look to successfully defend his title on a court where he has dominated since 2005.

updated: April 15, 2014 16:44 IST
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Prize money at the French Open will rise to more than 25 million euros ($34.5 million) this year, an increase of 3 million euros ($4.1 million) from last year.

The men's and women's champions will receive 1.65 million euros each, 150,000 euros more than 2013, and losing finalists will receive 825,000 euros, a raise of 75,000 euros.

Tournament director and French Tennis Federation director Gilbert Ysern says "this notable increase in Roland Garros prize money is part of the plan that was put in place for 2013 until 2016."

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