2021 Australian Open Prize Money with A$71.5 million up for grabs

The first Major of 2021, the Australian Open, starts on February 8 at Melbourne Park, with the world's best players heading to Melbourne, all except the six-time champion Roger Federer.

The players will arrive in Melbourne around mid-January, embrace two-week quarantine and practice with a limited number of rivals. They will have the opportunity to compete at two ATP events and the ATP Cup - all in Melbourne - before the leading tournament that kicks off a few days later. Without full capacity, we will not see the record-breaking crowd through the Melbourne Park gates.

The organizers are still willing to offer the same prize money as in 2020, focusing on the lower-ranked competitors who need that money the most. The champion will collect A$2,750,000, way less than in 2020 ($4,120,000), and the finalist takes home A$1,500,000, half a million fewer than a year ago. The semi-finalist will earn A$850,000, and there's A$525,000 for those who left the draw in the quarter-final stage.

The round 16 losers get A$320,000, A$20,000 more than in 2020, followed by A$215,000 for those who secure two wins and say goodbye to Melbourne in round three. One main draw win secures A$150,000, and there's A$100,000 for those who fail to pass the first obstacle.

Qualifying money is also more significant than in 2020, and the organizers have secured A$10,000 for lucky losers.

Australian Open 2021 prize money and points distribution: 
Prize money Points distribution
Winner A$2,750,000 2000
Runner-up A$1,500,000 1200
Semi-final A$850,000 720
Quarter-final A$525,000 360
Round 16 A$320,000 180
3rd round A$215,000 90
2nd round A$150,000 45
1st round A$100,000 10

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