Indian Wells 2017 Prize Money: Complete Purse and Earnings

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistMarch 9, 2017

INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 07:  Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand during a practice session on day two of the BNP Paribas Open  at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 7, 2017 in Indian Wells, California.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Round 1 of the men's singles at the 2017 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, will kick off on Thursday, a day after the first round of the women's event got under way.

The world's top players will be in attendance, with an overall purse of $6,993,450 (£5.75 million) for both the men's and women's competitions, per ATPWorldTour.com and WTATennis.com.

The singles champions will each receive $1,175,505 (£967,000).

Here's a complete breakdown of the prize money on offer for the singles events:

Indian Wells 2017: Prize Distributions
ROUNDPOINTSPRIZE MONEY
Winner1,000$1,175,505 (£967,000)
Finals600$573,680 (£472,000)
Semi-Finals360$287,515 (£236,500)
Quarter Finals180$146,575 (£120,570)
Round 1690$77,265 (£63,550)
Round 3245$41,350 (£34,000)
Round 6425$22,325 (£18,365)
R9610$13,690 (£11,263)
Qualifier16-
Qualifier 30-
Qualifier 28$4,075 (£3,350)
Qualifier 10$2,085 (£1,714)
ATPWorldTour.com

The draw for the men's singles at Indian Wells this year is quite remarkable, with Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal all drawn in the same quarter.

The trio have won the competition five times, four times and three times, respectively, with the Djoker lifting the trophy on the last three occasions.

What's more, the likes of Nick Kyrgios, Fernando Verdasco, Juan Martin del Potro and Alexander Zverev are also in their quarter, making it heavily stacked indeed.

Record's Jose Morgado added further context:

As TennisTV noted, the draw works out favourably for world No. 1 Andy Murray:

Per the ATP's official website, Murray could scarcely believe it: "It's an amazing draw. I've never seen anything like that. It's one of the toughest sections of a draw of all time."

He added: 

In terms of the number of Grand Slam titles you have in that section and some of the younger up-and-coming players that are likely to be at the top of the game for a long time, it's pretty exciting for tennis fans. [...] It's definitely tough on the guys in that section. It's obviously a section that ideally you'd want to be avoiding if you can.

The Scot is yet to win at Indian Wells, with his only final appearance coming in 2009, when he was defeated by Nadal.

Murray is in good shape, though, having won the Dubai Tennis Championships on Saturday and closing out 2016 with five tournament wins, including the last two Masters 1000 events at the Shanghai and Paris Masters.

Angelique Kerber is among those hoping to take advantage of Serena Williams' absence.
Angelique Kerber is among those hoping to take advantage of Serena Williams' absence.KARIM SAHIB/Getty Images

Meanwhile, in the women's event, world No. 1 Serena Williams will not be taking part, per Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times:

Angelique Kerber will regain top spot regardless of her finish in California, though if she were to claim maximum points by winning the Premier Mandatory event, it would give her a healthy cushion over her rival. 

To do so she'll need to improve on a somewhat lacklustre start to 2017, with a semi-final appearance in Dubai last month her best finish of the year thus far.

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