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French Open Prize Money 2017: Updated Purse Payout for Roland Garros

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistJune 11, 2017

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 11:  Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates victory with the trophy following the mens singles final against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland on day fifteen of the 2017 French Open at Roland Garros on June 11, 2017 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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Rafael Nadal claimed a historic 10th French Open title on Sunday, as he produced an almost faultless display to down Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the Roland Garros men's final.

A fatigued Wawrinka put up a valiant fight—the Swiss beat Andy Murray in a match that lasted more than four-and-a-half hours in the semi-finals—but there is likely no player in the world who could have bettered the Spanish clay-court master in peak form on Sunday. 

Nadal joined unseeded the 20-year-old Jelena Ostapenko as a 2017 singles champions in Paris after the Latvian came back from a set and 3-0 down against favourite Simona Halep to win the women's final 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday.

The pair each pocketed €2.1 million (£1.8 million) for winning from an overall tournament purse of €36 million (£32 million).

Here are the key payout figures for the 2017 tournament at Roland Garros, per the Daily Telegraph

Champions: €2.1 million

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Runners-up: €1 million 

Semi-finalists: €500,000

Quarter-finalists: €300,000

     

Nadal was irresistible almost from the off on Sunday, showing the kind of form that had seen him breeze through to the final while dropping just 29 games.

Wawrinka was in the match for all five games, as the pair exchanged holds before Nadal's unmatched power saw him earn his first break of the contest for 4-2 in the opener.

He claimed a second break moments later to take the first set, and there already seemed no way back for the Swiss, who was in search of a second French Open title and fourth Grand Slam.

Nadal then rushed into a 3-0 lead at the start of the second, and at times all his opponent could do was stand and applaud the majesty of one of the greatest players of all time, as shared by ITV Sport:

ITV Sport @ITVSport

"Just go ahead and frame that and hang it in one of the galleries in Paris" WHAT. A. SHOT. Nadal is on 🔥 Live on @ITV right now. https://t.co/laN9dSkPjx

World No. 3 Wawrinka is a player of enormous pedigree and wonderful style, but even on his best day, he likely would have struggled to deal with Nadal.

It was a procession to La Decima for the King of Clay, as he saw out the second set and claimed three breaks in the third.

He fell to the ground in triumph when Wawrinka netted after two hours and five minutes on match point, per Sports Illustrated:

SI Tennis @SI_Tennis

The moment: Rafael Nadal falls to the court as he wins his 10th #FrenchOpen title, without dropping a set https://t.co/0dT6ZLHpb2 https://t.co/PqtqJlyVU1

Having last claimed a Grand Slam back in 2014, Nadal finally moved past the legendary Pete Sampras in the all-time list in securing his 15th Slam, and he has only Roger Federer, who has 18 such triumphs, ahead of him.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

With his 15th major title, Nadal passes Pete Sampras for second most Grand Slam singles titles 🙌 https://t.co/vZnxMiv0jj

Given how Nadal played throughout the 2017 tournament at Roland Garros and the ease with which he won the final, it would be no surprise were he to add to his collection in the near future.

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