French Open Cuts Doubles Prize Money By 23%

The French Open has cut its prize money across the board for the 2021 competition due to lower revenue as a result of COVIC-19 protocols. But doubles players took the biggest hit. Prize money for doubles was cut by 23%. Singles players, on the other hand, will see their prize money drop approximately 10%.

Jamie Murray lashed out at the FFT, which runs the French Open for the drop in prize money. He also expressed his displeasure at the official hotel for the tournament, and for allowing only one team member to support the doubles players during the event.

Doubles – In a Tough Financial Spot

At major tennis tournaments, singles competitions bring a bulk of the revenues. Most fans don’t watch doubles. Doubles is also rarely shown on TV. Doubles does not bring in enough money on its own to pay the players.

Former British Number 1 Greg Rusdesk took to Twitter to lay out the tough economics for the doubles competition.

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