The Italian Open takes place every year just before the French Open. The Italian Open is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments held every year. It is held in Rome’s beautiful ancient city and is a part ATP, WTA Tours. In 2011, the two events were merged. This is a Masters 1000 event.
The event is expected to be one of the most competitive in 2023, both for ATP and WTA. ATP has the top players, including Rafael Nadal. Rafael Nadal underwent a medical exam 4 days prior to the Italian Open. The medical test led to his withdrawal, much to the disappointment of his fans and team. In the women’s division, however, the top 10 players will be competing. This event is a must for tennis fans around the world.
Rafael Nadal has been the most successful male player in this event since the beginning of the open era. He holds a number of records at this tournament. Nadal won 10 Italian Open Singles titles. From 2005 to 2007, he won three consecutive titles. Chris Evert has been a champion five times, while Conchita Martnez holds the record for the most consecutive titles.
Novak Djokovic is a six-time Italian Open champion. Andy Murray (2016 and Alexander Zverev are the only active players to have won this title. Iga Swaatek has achieved the most success in WTA at the Italian Open. She has won two consecutive titles, 2021 and 2022. After losing to Aryna Sablalenka at the Madrid Open, she will fight to defend her title with a vengeance.
Italian Open Prize Money 2023 for Men
The prize money pool at the Italian Open has increased significantly this year. The prize money pool at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia 2023 is EUR7.705,780. This is an incredible 42.29% rise from the edition of 2022. Novak Djokovic, last year’s champion, earned $923,750. This year’s winner will receive 32.15% more money than Djokovic earned last year. The runner-up is set to earn 27% more in 2022 than the semi-finalists of last year.
The 2022 doubles championship was won by the second-seed pair of Croatian duo Nikola Mektic, and Mate Paic. The doubles winners of this year will receive a 51.2% increase on their winnings from last year. All runner-ups receive an increase of 50.1% compared to 2022’s runner-ups.
The table below shows the total prize money for ATP Singles.
|Round of 16||$93,770|
|Round of 32||$53,937|
|Round of 64||$29,870|
The prize money for ATP Doubles:
|Round of 16||$32,336|
|Round of 32||$17,415|
Women’s Italian Open 2023 Prize money
Total prize money for the WTA tournament is $3,572,618. For the Italian Open, there is a large disparity between the prize money pools for WTA players and ATP players. WTA champions, and subsequent rounds of players will receive much less than their ATP counterparts. The ATP and WTA also award different points for each round. From 2025, the Italian Open has announced that will offer the same prize money for both WTA and ATP athletes.
The prize money for the singles champion is 57.03% more than the 2022 winner Iga Swiatek. The singles winner will earn 57.03% more money than Iga Swaatek, the 2022 champion. The semi-finalists will earn 39.01% less than in 2022. Last year’s doubles champions were Veronika Kdermetova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The WTA doubles will also see a significant increase in prize money this year.
Here’s a breakdown of the WTA Singles Prize Money:
|Round of 16||$45,000|
|Round of 32||$26,105|
|Round of 64||$14,550|