Tennis - American tennis star Noah Rubin has come out with a tweet, questioning how the prize money is distributed in the tennis world after the US Open announced that their prize fund would be the highest this year for any tournament.
The US Open tournament announced that it would be offering over $57 million in total at the 2019 Championships. To this, Rubin reminded people about the prize money at the Challenger event where he will be playing in Binghampton, New York, USA this week.
The total prize money at the tournament is $54,160 while the winner would receive $7,200. With his current ranking, Rubin is still currently playing mostly on the Challenger circuit where prize money levels are much lower than the regular ATP Tour events.
The 23-year-old Rubin is currently ranked No. 170 in the world and has won over $126K in prize money this year and $681K in prize money during his career. However, he has spoken at length about the costs that come with being a professional tennis player in his interviews on the tennis program 'Behind the Racquet""
In his most recent tournament at Newport, Rubin reached the second round of qualifying where he went down to second-seeded Alex Bolt. That was following a successful Wimbledon campaign where he reached the main draw after winning three rounds in qualifying and losing to Jay Clarke in the first round.