The prize pot for this year's US Open will top $60million for the first time in the competition's history, event organisers have announced.
The 2022 edition at Flushing Meadows gets under way on August 29 and runs for just under two weeks.
It was revealed on Thursday that $60m will be up for grabs, topping the previous record of $57.5m from last year, with both singles champions to receive $2.6m.
Players will be given $80,000 for making the main draw and $121,000 should they make it to the second round. Runners-up in the singles will pocket $1.3m.
In the doubles, the champions will receive $688,000, the runners-up $344,000 and the semi-finalists $172,000.
The US Open will award more than $60 million in total player compensation for the first time in our history, topping the record-breaking $57.5 million number from 2021.— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 18, 2022