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ATP continues with dramatic prize money reduction and even more dramatic overhaul of round by round prize money distribution.
We already saw it at M1000 level at 'Cincy' where the 2020 winner will get just a quarter of the 2019 prize check, now it's ATP 250 turn.

Overall prize money at Kitzbuhel down €200K in comparison with 2019.
The winner will get less than €25K. It's:
— less than what the 1988 Kitzbuhel champion earned;
— less than what the current ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi earned for winning his first ATP title at 1998 Casablanca;
— only €6K more than winner's prize money at Challengers in Prostejov, Aix en Provence and Parma held same week as Kitzbuhel.

 

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It is what it is. No ticket sales equals lower prize money
 

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Singles will survive but doubles may as well go and seek a new job in a supermarket
 

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Theyre fortunate to have a job to go to.

I just hope we see a similar thing occurring at grandslams and masters... maybe follow the lead of Prague and increase qualifying and round 1 draws and decrease winners pay checks.
 

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Players don't enter Kitzbühel for prize money, taking part in this tournament is an uncomparable experience most people are probably even willing to pay for.
 

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Meanwhile the entry list as it stands would be a strong 500.
 

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MONSOON season.
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Look at the R1 prize money though...

It is a very fair compromise given the circumstances. All singles players will receive over $5k for just being in the main draw.
Exactly.
 
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