Nadal won his second title in Melbourne on Sunday
Rafa Nadal‘s incredible Australian Open final comeback victory against Daniil Medvedev made him statistically the greatest men’s tennis player of all time.
The 35-year-old’s dramatic 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 win has also earned him £2.3 million, as the prize money for the Australian Open has returned to pre-pandemic levels.
Men and women earn the same prize money at the Australian Open, so women’s champion Ashleigh Barty also won £2.3 million for her victory on Saturday.
Australian Open 2022 prize money – Men’s and Women’s Singles
- Winner – £2.3m
- Runner-up – £1.2m
- Semi-finals – £585k
- Quarter-finals – £319k
- Round 4 – £159k
- Round 3 – £95.8k
- Round 2 – £74.5k
- Round 1 – £47.9k
Nadal has now earned £95.5 million since turning professional in 2001. Novak Djokovic leads the way in the all-time prize money rankings with £115.4 million, ahead of Roger Federer, who has won £97.4 million.