Wimbledon raises prize money by 11.8pc

Wimbledon raises prize money by 11.8pc
Wimbledon raises prize money by 11.8pc

LONDON: Wimbledon prize cash will add up to £38 million ($49 million) during the current year’s titles, an ascent of 11.8 percent, the All England Club reported on Tuesday.

The people’s singles champions will get £2.35 million each — 100,000 more than in 2018.

Proceeding with a topic of late years, coordinators have again essentially collected the prize cash for right on time round failures.

Prize cash for qualifying and adjusts one to three in the singles will ascend by 10 percent with £45,000 now the remuneration for a first-round singles exit.

Wimbledon’s absolute prize cash for 2019 outperforms the 62.5 million Australian dollars ($44 million) at the current year’s opening Grand Slam in Melbourne yet is still lower than the $53 million prize pool finally year’s US Open.

The French Open as of late declared an eight percent expansion in prize cash for one month from now’s occasion, taking it to 42.6 million euros ($48 million).

Wimbledon’s prize cash has trebled in the most recent decade.

The current year’s Wimbledon Championships will see Court One’s new retractable rooftop in activity out of the blue.

The fulfillment of the three-year venture, which incorporates another two-level open square, will build seating limit on the second-greatest show court to 12,345.

Wimbledon greats John McEnroe and Martina Navrat­ilova will be among the players partaking in a test occasion for the new Court One rooftop on May 19.

The competition won’t include ‘shot clock’ this year, in spite of the fact that it is probably going to be taken off in 2020, as indicated by club CEO Richard Lewis.

Shot clock, an on-court show checking down the 25-second breaking point for a server to begin the following point, has just been presented at the US and Australian Opens.

Tiebreaks will be utilized at 12-12 in the choosing sets of all counterparts out of the blue this year — which means each of the four Grand Slams have distinctive choosing set arrangements.

The current year’s Australian Open acquainted a first-with 10 point tiebreak at 6-6 in the decider, the French Open keeps on utilizing long choosing sets, and last sets at the US Open are finished with a conventional first-to-seven point sudden death round at 6-6.

“We feel that 12-12 is a decent center point,” All England Club director Philip Brook said. “For us we felt that a tiebreak at 6-6 in the third set was too soon. This gives the players somewhat more time to check whether either can win.”

Among a scope of supportability activities, Wimbledon will present 100 percent reused and recyclable water bottles this year, while players will never again get their re-hung rackets enclosed by plastic, sparing around 4,500 plastic packs.

Wimbledon starts on July 1.


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