The 2023 season is coming to a close and the year has seen numerous records broken, ageless tennis superstars like Novak Djokovic win grand slams and the rise of a young talent in the form of Carlos Alcaraz.
The 2023 Moselle Open will be a high-profile event in November, with several top athletes from the sport set to take part in the ATP 250 event. Though some stars have opted out to prepare for the Nitto ATP Finals, the roster nevertheless boasts impressive talent and the ability to take home a whopping cash prize.
Moselle Open prize pool, prize money
The Moselle Open is one of the four ATP 250 tournaments taking place in France and boasts a celebratory history, with its current edition being its 20th. Holger Rune, Alex De Minaur and Karen Khachanov are some of the biggest names set to take center stage in the indoor hard courts of the Arènes de Metz.
The total prize pool for the 2023 Moselle Open is €562,815. The winner will receive a payload worth €85,605. The prize pool is a huge 5.3% higher than last year, while the winner’s cheque is also a 5.3% increase from Lorenzo Sonego’s earnings in 2022.
The runners-up will earn €49,940, also up 5.3% from last year. A 5.3% increase in earnings is witnessed through the draw, with, for example, the first-round winners earning €6,035 vs the €5,730 they received in 2022. The percentage increase only differs in the qualifying round albeit not by too much.
The doubles winner will earn €29,740, also up 5.3% from 2022. The runners-up will take home €15,910. The semifinalists will earn €9,330, the quarterfinalists will take home €5,220 while round one winners will bag €3,070.
An overall trend of a 5.3% increase is seen in the earnings, a small shift when compared to last year’s 27% increase from 2021. Not only will players earn a healthy paycheck, but they also have the possibility of bagging some important ATP points, which will serve them well ahead of the ATP Finals.
Ranking points from Moselle Open
As the name suggests, the winner will win 250 ATP points, which will help the likes of Holger Rune close the gap on those above him in the ATP rankings to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin, Italy.
The runner-up will earn 150 ATP points, with the number dwindling as players exit the tournament early. Semifinalists will earn 90 points, quarterfinalists will bag 45 points, round 2 winners will earn 20 points and those exiting after round 1 will not earn any points.
Though the recently concluded Paris Masters 1000 tournament offered more points for players, the Moselle Open will be a much less strenuous outing for the players, who will seek to play their best game against fellow contenders to bag valuable ATP points.
As seen with Novak Djokovic’s reclaiming of the world no.1 ranking from Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek’s recent charge to the top in Mexico, rankings play a vital role in cementing a player’s legacy at the top of elite tennis and tournaments like the Moselle Open play a vital role in paving the path for success.
What are your opinions on the increase in earnings from 2022 at the Moselle Open? How does it compare to the massive 27% witnessed last year? Let us know in the comments section below.