A lot of money is being at stake at this year's China Open in Beijing. The tournament has a $4,658,000 on the male side, with the winner taking a $733,000 cheque. Juan Martin del Potro and Alexander Zverev headline the field, trying to win their first title ever at the tournament that offers the highest prize money out of the 13 ATP 500 events on the Tour.
The finalist takes $359,000 while reaching the semifinals guarantees $180,000. $92,000 instead for the quarter-finalist. Just being part of the main draw and playing the first round is $25,000 worth. Tokyo prize money is much less, $1.9 commitment and "just" $384,000 for the winner.
In the Japanese event, Marin Cilic was the top seed but the Croat lost in the opening round. Analyzing his 6-4 7-6 win over the Russian Karen Khachanov, del Potro said: 'I think we played a good match. Basically, in the second set, we played a good tiebreak with tough points.
Karen is a difficult opponent. He has everything to keep improving. He has a big potential to grow in the ranking very soon. I think I did a very good match today.' Del Potro got a lot of presents in the last days: 'It was very kind for you, for the Chinese fans.
I got many, many gifts, many presents that I will keep in my heart. I will take them to Argentina, for sure. I like to watch them, seeing Argentinian flags, Boca Junior flags. They are following me everywhere. They make me feel very special.' The WTA tournament prize money is as double as the men, as there is an $8 million financial commitment.
The winner takes $1.5 million, which is the highest outside Grand Slams. $763,000 for the finalist, $372,000 for the semifinalists. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title