Novak Djokovic triumphed at the ATP Master 1000 in Cincinnati at the end of a crazy final against Carlos Alcaraz, which lasted almost 4 hours of play, despite being in the best of three sets. After the victory of the Serbian champion, the amount that Djokovic got was revealed.
This is $1,019,335. The tournament in Ohio once again proved to be very prestigious and desired by the best tennis players in the world: a fact that certifies it is the final prize pool. Even Carlos Alcaraz cannot complain about the sum received, which has already allowed him to become one of the 30 players who have won the most cash prizes in the entire history of world tennis.
Notably, after Cincinnati, the Spaniard became the first tennis player born in the 21st century to reach the $20 million mark. Currently, Carlitos has collected a prize of $20,366,707, to which must be added everything he generates from sponsorships and advertising.
Fans shocked by Cincinnati gender gap between Djokovic and Gauff!
However, controversy arose on social media over the difference between the money destined for the winner of the men's draw and that reserved for the tennis player who won the women's main draw.
In fact, Coco Gauff will receive $454,500 for winning the WTA 1000 in Cincinnati. "They played in the same venue and best of three sets all week. Still, they won't be paid the same," is the opinion expressed by a fan on Twitter, which naturally divided public opinion.
Here are the tweets:
Coco won Cincinnati Coco Gauff conquered the WTA 1000 in Cincinnati, becoming the first teenager able to conquer five titles since Caroline Wozniacki, able to accomplish this milestone in 2008.
Novak Djokovic will receive $1,019,335 for winning the ATP1000 event in Cincinnati
Coco Gauff will receive $454,500 for winning the WTA1000 event in Cincinnati
They played at the same venue all week
They played best of 3 sets all week
They will not get paid the same — Myles David (@TunedIntoTennis) August 21, 2023
The 19-year-old from Atlanta added value to the high expectations placed on her by the entire tennis world. Before the clear 6-3 6-4 against Karolina Muchova inflicted in the Cincinnati final, only three Americans had managed to impose themselves at the Western & Southern Open: Lindsay Davenport in 2004, Serena Williams in 2014 and 2015, and Madison Keys in 2019.
To make her victory even more special there is a significant statistic, because Gauff is the youngest winner in the golden register of the Cincinnati tournament. A goal achieved with impeccable performances and a large number of victories: Gauff won 11 of the last 12 games.