How much prize money did Jannik Sinner win after winning the Australian Open 2024?

Sinner took home the biggest paycheck of his young career following a sensational win over Daniil Medvedev in the title decider.

How much prize money did Jannik Sinner win after winning the Australian Open 2024?

Jannik Sinner with his 2024 Australian Open trophy (Credits: Vogue)

World No. 4 Jannik Sinner scripted one of the most memorable comebacks by a Grand Slam final debutant during the 2024 Australian Open finals. The 22-year-old was two sets down, going into the third against former US Open winner Daniil Medvedev.

With the trophy slipping away, the Italian returned from the dead to win. Sinner won the finals 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in 3 hours and 45 minutes to win the Major in Melbourne Park. With growing crowd support and an unfortunate injury for Medvedev, Sinner made the best use of the opportunity.

The World No. 4 inflicted the second defeat of Medvedev’s career in 52 hardcourt matches at Grand Slam events where the Russian had won the first two sets. The other occasion was Rafael Nadal‘s win at the 2022 Australian Open against Medvedev.

Sinner, with yesterday’s win, became only the third Italian man ever to win a Major singles title. He is just the second Italian in the Open Era behind Adriano Panatta to win a Grand Slam singles title. The win also made him only the fourth active man behind Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Nadal to have won the AO.

Jannik Sinner takes home a paycheck in excess of USD 2 million

The Australian Open is one of the highest-paying tournaments during the season. The tournament has always worked towards increasing the prize money pool every year. Lately, the focus has been on reserving the funds majorly for the initial rounds to help the lower-ranked players who usually exit in the first week.

Jannik Sinner's falls in delight after winning the Australian Open 2024
Jannik Sinner falls in delight after winning the Australian Open 2024 (Image via ATP Tour)

The total pool for this year’s event was AUD 86.5 million (est. USD 57.06 million). The organizers upped the total prize money by 13.07% with the first-round losers getting 12.94% more than 2023.

For Sinner, the check signed was for AUD 3,150,000 or USD 2,130,975. In comparison, Novak Djokovic, the winner of the 2023 Australian Open, took home AUD 2,975,000. Undoubtedly, this is the biggest check won by Sinner to date which will surely have a big impact on his career prize money too.

As for Medvedev, he earned AUD 1,725,000 or USD 1,166,963. This was also a significant rise from AUD 1,625,000, the amount won by Stefanos Tsitsipas after finishing runner-up in 2023.

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