Wimbledon has announced a record cash prize for this summer’s tournament as it tries to prevent a boycott of players following the removal of ranking points due to its ban on Russians and Belarusians.
Those who participate in the Championship will compete for a total prize of 40.35 million pounds, 11.1 percent more than in last year’s event – which had a reduced capacity due to the coronavirus – and 5.4% higher than the previous version in 2019 .
The two champions of the singles will receive 2 million pounds each, the runners-up half, while those who won in the first round will receive .000 50,000.
Those who participate in the qualifying competition will also benefit from an increase of 26 percent compared to last year and an increase of 48.1 percent in 2019.
Naomi Osaka, John Isner and Lucas Pouille have publicly stated that they could bypass Wimbledon after ranking points were removed because they banned players like Daniil Medvedev due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Ian Hewitt, president of the All England Club, stated: the top sporting events in the world “.
Double and mixed doubles cash prizes increased by 9.6 and 17.4 percent compared to 2021 and 2019, respectively, while those for wheelchair and quadruple wheelchair races increased by 19.8 and 40, respectively. 1 percent.
The return to the crowds for the first time in three years and the scheduled game in the middle of Sunday for the first time helped make such an increase in cash prizes possible.
Osaka said last month: “I would love to go just to get some experience on the grass, but at the same time, for me, it’s a bit… I do not mean pointless – no pun – but I’m the guy a player who gets motivated by watching my ranking go up, things like that “.
The former Isner semifinalist, who has a board at Wimbledon after playing the biggest game in tennis history there in 2010, said: “Right now, honestly, I’m not that excited about Wimbledon. I can show up on Saturday and maybe play on Monday and see what happens. “Because, you know, our currency on the tour is points.”
Pouille told L’Equipe he did not expect to play, erroneously predicting that the prize money would be “reduced”.
He added: “Initially I had decided not to play at Wimbledon before I said to myself, ‘No, this is another Grand Slam, you will go’ and I wrote his turf tournaments. “But I do not think I will go.”
What is this?
It is the third Grand Slam of the year, the Wimbledon Championship which takes place from Monday 27 June to Sunday 10 July.
When is the tournament drawn?
The official draw will take place on Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m.
How can I watch the draw?
The draw will not be televised, but you can watch all the major matches with our live blog. Just mark this page and return on the Friday before the start of the Championship.
What is the latest news?
Andy Murray left Queen’s amid speculation that his abdominal injury could seriously hamper his Wimbledon campaign in less than a fortnight.
Murray’s management team said a scan confirmed a strain on his stomach muscles. The damage is not considered significant, but the time is short and a pressure in this area will make it extremely difficult for him to practice his service.
This is the first time Murray has lost Queen’s since 2007, the year he tore his wrist and was out of action for three months.
The expectation is that he can try to play one or two exhibition matches at the Hurlingham Club next week, just to return to a competitive spirit. But his training will clearly be limited – a particularly disappointing development as Ivan Lendl, his coach and mentor, is about to fly to London.
Who are the defenders of the champions?
Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty won singles tournaments in 2021 – but Barty will not return to defend her crown after her unexpected retirement earlier this year.
Who has been given a wild card in SW19?
Serena Williams took a wild card to fight for the 24th record title at Wimbledon, after almost a year on the sidelines due to injury.
Williams, 40, last played a competitive match at Center Court last year when she was forced to retire during the first round with a femoral problem.
There were fears that she was on the verge of leaving the sport, but it caused a huge stir in the announcement of her long-awaited return.
She will finally return to the Eastbourne Games, where she will play doubles with world No. 4 Ons Jabeur, before making her return to Wimbledon next week.
Wild atomic men
Zizou Bergs (Bel), Liam Broady (GB), Jay Clarke (GB), Alastair Gray (GB), Paul Jubb (GB), Ryan Peniston (GB), Tim van Rijthoven (Hol), Stan Wawrinka (Swi).
Wild card for single women
Katie Boulter (GB), Jodie Burrage (GB), Sonay Kartal (GB), Yuriko Miyazaki (GB), Daria Saville (Aus), Katie Swan (GB), Serena Williams (USA).
Wild men double wild
Liam Broady (GB) / Jay Clarke (GB), Julian Cash (GB) / Henry Patten (GB), Alastair Gray (GB) / Ryan Peniiston (GB), Jonny O’Mara (GB) / Ken Skupski (GB), plus three more couples to be announced.
Wild women double
Alicia Barnett (GB) / Olivia Nicholls (GB), Jodie Burrage (GB) / Eden Silva (GB), Harriet Dart (GB) / Heather Watson (GB), Sarah Beth Gray (GB) / Yuriko Miyazaki (GB), Sonay Kartal (GB) / Nell Miller (GB), plus two more pairs to be announced.
Mixed wild doubles
It will be announced on June 29.
Wild carriage for single wheelchair
Tokito Room (Jpn).
Wild carriage for single wheelchair for women
Momoko Ohtani (Jpn).
Wild four-wheeler wild single
Ymanitu Silva (Bra).
Is there anything new for the tournament?
Wimbledon will be a 14-day tournament starting this year, with the games being played in the middle of Sunday, traditionally a day off in the Grand Slam.
The first Sunday of Wimbledon is usually a day of rest, during which the tournament organizers work to restore the stadiums to excellent condition for the final rounds, resulting in the so-called “Manic Monday” which includes the entire fourth round of both men and and women. singles.
“From 2022, to coincide with the centenary’s centenary, mid-Sunday will become a permanent part of the tournament schedule, turning the Championships into a 14-day event,” said All England Lawn Tennis Club president Ian Hewitt.
“Thanks to the improved technology and maintenance of the lawn over the last five years … we feel comfortable that we can take care of the stadiums, especially the center, without a whole day of rest.”
Can I buy tickets?
Of course. You’ve heard of the Wimbledon tail, right? You can show up at Wimbledon Park and wait patiently for the small number of tickets available for Center Court, Court One, or Court Two. However, you should queue around 6 in the morning, if not before, to be lucky.
If you can not enter the stadiums, you can also buy a daily pass that allows you to access all the stadiums from No. 3 to 18. Prices start from 25 £. The All England Club will only accept cash per day.
On which TV channel are the Championships held?
You can watch coverage on BBC One and Two throughout the fortnight – and on the red button. You can also watch the daily coverage of Telegraph Sport.
What are the last chances?
Men’s Latest Champion Odds:
Novak Djokovic 11/10
Rafael Nadal 5/1
Mateo Beretini 6/1
Stefanos Tsitsipas 17/2
The latest female champion odds:
Iga Swiatek 3/1
Naomi Osaka 6/1
Simona Halep 9/1
Emma Raducanu 10/1