US Open Tennis 2013 Prize Money: Complete Earnings and Predictions
The 2013 U.S. Open will have the largest purse in tournament history, so here are predictions for who will take home the big prize.
Most of the top seeds still remain as the quarterfinals wrap up and players prepare for the semifinals.
Last year the winners took home $1.9 million. There will be much more money on the line this year, and it will be the largest purse in U.S. Open history.
Here is the breakdown of the earnings players will earn, by round, at the 2013 U.S. Open followed by predictions of the winner on each side.
|Finish||Earnings ($)||Per Round ($)|
|Round of 16||165,000||1,320,000|
Men's Singles: Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic hasn't been tested through this point in the tournament, but the world's top player will be leaving New York disappointed.
The last man standing will be No. 2 Rafael Nadal. He has also cruised through the early rounds of the tournament, and he looks like he is the man to beat.
The 27-year-old wasn't tested until the fourth round, but he overcame a disappointing first set to take the next three. He should be able to get to the finals, and then he has a chance to win his second Grand Slam title of the year.
He is 10-0 against No. 8 Richard Gasquet, who he will face in the semifinals. Nadal has won easily in most of those matches, so he should be rested going into the finals.
Nadal has owned the top players on the other side of the draw. He is 21-15 against Djokovic, including the last two meetings. He is 13-5 against No. 3 Andy Murray, although Nadal had to withdraw from their last meeting. Nadal defeated Murray in the semifinals before losing to Djokovic at the 2011 U.S. Open.
Since that time, Nadal has figured out to top his rival. He has won five of his last six matches against Nadal, including one on a hard surface.
Djokovic and Murray will be locked in a tight battle, and the winner will be exhausted. That leaves the door open for
Nadal will leave the tournament with his second U.S. Open title.
*All information for Men's Singles is courtesy of ATPWorldTour.com
Women's Singles: Serena Williams
The world's top player has cruised into the semifinals, and Serena Williams will continue her dominance in the next two matches.
Her opponents are having a difficult time getting points. They have managed just one point the last three sets, and her next opponent won't fare much better.
No. 5 Li Na is 1-8 in her career against Williams and has lost seven straight meetings.
Her biggest test will come in the finals if No. 2 Victoria Azarenka makes it there. Williams is 12-3 in her career against Azarenka, but she has had trouble against her opponent this year. Azarenka is 2-1 against Williams in 2013, including two victories on hard surfaces.
Azarenka came out on top in the last tournament in Cincinnati, which should give Williams extra motivation.
Williams won last year's U.S. Open over Azarenka, and she is 2-0 against the No. 2 player in the U.S. Open.
She won the 2013 French Open, but she is still looking for her second Grand Slam title of the year. Winning this tournament would be her fifth U.S. Open title.
Williams has been the world's most dominant player this year, but Azarenka has been the better of the two in head-to-head meetings lately. However, the two have alternated wins in their last four meetings.
The 2013 U.S. Open will belong to Williams, as she will be rested entering the finals.
*All information for Women's Singles is courtesy of WTATennis.com
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