Novak Djokovic won the 2019 Wimbledon tournament in an exciting fashion. Arguably the most prestigious competition in tennis, this was the Serbian athlete’s fifth Wimbledon win. Today we will go over how much he and the other famous competitors earned in the tournament.
Novak Djokovic: $2.98 million
Federer and Djokovic faced off in what began as a ho-hum championship. Djokovic took the first set 6-4, then fell flat in the second as Federer tied things up with a 6-1 second set. They went to a deciding fifth set and endured one of the most epic championship matches in Wimbledon history. Finally, Djokovic succeeded 13-12 after winning a tie-break round 7 to 3, securing his 16th major championship.
Roger Federer: $1.49 million
In a valiant effort, Roger Federer netted almost $1.5 million in prize money. The Swiss athlete is widely considered the greatest men’s player to step foot on a tennis court. He was so close to winning his 21st major.
Despite his age, the 37-year-old is still dominant on the court, with his last major win coming at the Australian Open in 2018. Could Djokovic break his record? That is the mystery tennis fans will want solved over the next few years.
Rafael Nadal: $746,000
Once a clay-court master who dominated the French Open, Rafael Nadal turned the corner to become one of tennis’ greatest players. His many showdowns with Federer are always quality TV.
The two faced off in the Wimbledon semifinals this year. As the No. 3 seed, Nadal couldn’t match up with Federer, who was on a roll. Federer won the match in four sets. Nadal earned $746,000 by reaching the Wimbledon semifinal.
Roberto Bautista Agut: 746,000
The other semifinalist, Roberto Bautista Agut, is currently ranked 13th on the ATP Tour. It looks like he’ll continue his climb up the rankings. After reaching the quarterfinals in the Australian Open, Wimbledon 2019 was his best showing at a major during his career. We look forward to seeing how he’ll perform during the 2019 U.S. Open.
The four losing quarter-finalists: $373,000
The quarter-finalists, who lost to the four players mentioned above, all earned $373,000 for their efforts. David Goffin, Sam Querrey, Guido Pella, and Kei Nishikori all had good tournaments and will look to keep that momentum going for the rest of the summer tour.
Although Djokovic won his 16th major championship, it’s clear to us there are a lot of strong competitors on the ATP Tour who can keep him from winning the U.S. Open, which will net the winner $2.25 million.
How do you feel about Novak Djokovic’s play?
When Djokovic started out on the tour, he was viewed as a brash, outspoken player with a strong serve and forehand game. He’s cut down on the intensity a bit but still dominates the ATP circuit. He has a good chance to win the U.S. Open regardless of seeding. We expect him to reach the quarterfinals at least.