The pandemic crisis of the coronavirus affected the entire world. And tennis, of course, was no exception. It is well evidenced in the Masters 1000 and Premier 5 in Rome, the tournaments that are played this week in the male and female branch of the circuit.
The total prize money of the tournament for men is 3,465,045 euros, which represents a reduction of 33.5% compared to 2019. Whoever wins the tournament, meanwhile, will receive a total of € 205,200, which concerns a strong drop of 78.58% compared to last season.
In return, and as an aid for players who do not have a good ranking, the first round prize will be € 21,190, which represents an increase of 11.5% compared to what the players pocketed a year ago.
Regarding the ladies, the money they will receive was also drastically reduced compared to last year: the winner will receive a check for € 205,190 with a decrease of 60.83% compared to 2019. However, as happened with the men, the first round prize money had an increase of 14.23% with a total of € 9,000.