The 2015 Western & Southern tennis tournament on the ATP circuit for men players is taking place this week from August 15-23, 2015, on the outdoor hard courts at the Linder Family Tennis Center located in Mason, Ohio about 20 miles north of Cincinnati. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the tennis players this week at the Western & Southern Open.
The prize money for the men tennis players this week at the Western & Southern Open has been raised significantly from what the players earned here last year as is noted below for each round. All the prize money shown below is not cumulative, players only earn the amounts shown for the last round they advance to. For each round below I’ve also included some or all of the players who finished in the same spots last year in this tournament. I’ve also included year-to-date earnings for the top players from last year.
- Winner – $731,000
The winner of the 2015 Western & Southern Open in tennis will earn a very nice paycheck of $731,000. That is up 14.4% over the $638,850 that Roger Federer earned when he won this tournament last year. So far in his amazing tennis career, Roger Federer has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles and he has earned $92.4 million in prize money plus plenty more money from endorsement deals.
- Runner-up – $358,375
The runner-up at the 2015 Western & Southern Open in tennis will earn a not too shabby check of $358,375. That is up 14.4% over the $313,240 that David Ferrer earned last year as the runner-up to Roger Federer. David Ferrer has yet to win a Grand Slam title but he has earned $26.7 million so far in his tennis career in prize money.
- Semifinalists – $180,370
The two players who reach the semis but do not advance to the finals this year which each receive $180,370. That’s up 14.4% over the $157,645 that Milos Raonic and Julien Benneteau earned last year when they reached the semis and failed to advance to the final. Milos Raonic has earned $8.4 million while Julien Benneteau has earned $7.7 million so far in their tennis careers.
- Quarter-finalists – $91,715
The four players reaching the quarters who do not advance in 2015 will each earn $91,715. That’s up 14.4% over the $80,165 that Tommy Robredo, Stan Wawrinka, Fabio Fognini, and Andy Murray all earned last year when they reached the quarters and failed to advance. Did you know Stan Wawrinka is dating fellow tennis player and all-around beauty Donna Vekic?
- Third Round – $47,625
Reaching the third round is worth $47,625 at the 2015 Western & Southern Open. That is up 14.4% over the $41,625 that Novak Djokovic, Mikhail Youzhny, Marin Cilic, Jerzy Janowicz, Steve Johnson, Lu Yen-hsun, John Isner and Gael Monfils all earned when they reached the third round and failed to advance last year.
- Second Round – $25,110
Reaching the second round at the 2015 Western & Southern Open is worth $25,110. That is up 14.4% over the $21,945 that Joao Sousa, Tomas Berdych, Lleyton Hewitt, Ernests Gulbis, Robby Ginepri, James Ward, Benjamin Becker, Gilles Simon and all the other players who failed to advance past the second round earned last year.
- First round – $13,555
Just for showing up in the first round of the 2015 Western & Southern Open was worth a paycheck of $13,555 for players this year. That’s up 14.4% over the $11,850 that Bernard Tomic, Alejandro Falla, Jeremy Chadry, Jack Sock, Blaz Rola, Benoit Paire, Ivan Dodig, Jurgen Melzer, Kevin Anderson, and all the other tennis players who lost in the first round earned here last year.