Monte Carlo Masters prize money: How much could Fabio Fognini and Dusan Lajovic win?
MONTE CARLO MASTERS – Find out how much prize money is on offer as Fabio Fognini and Dusan Lajovic go head-to-head in today’s final.
Fabio Fognini stunned Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters yesterday with a 6-4 6-2 win in the semi-finals.
From trailing 3-1 in the first set, world No 18 Fognini won 11 of the next 14 games to claim a career-best victory and his fourth victory in 15 career meetings with Nadal.
The Italian said: “If you told me at the beginning of the week I will see you on Sunday, I would have laughed in your face.
“Sometimes I won a few matches (against Nadal) – one crazy one at the US Open and two times on clay.
“So I knew I had nothing to lose, because of course, especially when you with him on clay, it’s always really tough.”
Earlier, Lajovic reached his first Masters final when he bested the windy conditions to beat Russian Daniil Medvedev 7-5 6-1.
Lajovic trailed 3-0 and 5-1 in the opening set before going through the gears.
The 10th-seeded Medvedev could not hold the pace as winds swept across centre court and Lajovic quickly moved 4-0 up in the second set against a frustrated opponent, who bowed out on the second match point.
“It was an incredible match,” said Lajovic.
Monte Carlo Masters prize money: Who will win today’s final? (Image: GETTY)
“I had the worst nightmare, falling down 5-1. But I won 10 games in a row, so I was able to find my rhythm and my game.
“In windy conditions it was impossible to play real tennis and in the end I was able to hit my forehands better than him. I’m still unaware of my achievement in Monte Carlo.”
Monte Carlo Masters prize money
There is a total prize fund of €5.2million (£4.5m) for the 2019 Monte Carlo Masters.
The winner of today’s final between Fognini and Lajovic will pocket a cool €958,055 (£829,000).
Monte Carlo Masters: How will the final unfold? (Image: GETTY)MONTE CARLO MASTERS – Find out how much prize money is on offer as Fabio Fognini and Dusan Lajovic go head-to-head in today’s final.
Monte Carlo Masters – 2019 Prize Money: How much can Nadal, Djokovic earn?
A lot of money will be at stake at this week’s Monte Carlo Masters. Rafael Nadal will seek his 12th crown, last year the Spaniard defeated Kei Nishikori in a straight-set final and he aims to triumph once again there. Nadal has the chance to earn a €958,000 cheque, which is equivalent to more than one million dollar.
The finalist takes home €484,000, while the semifinalists will take €248,000 each. Quarter-finals are €128,000 worth, while playing the first round main draw will guarantee €16,000. Sharing his thoughts on the several injuries he has suffered lately, Nadal said: “In terms of tennis, I can’t complain much.
Every time that I played I have been in a position to win tournaments. Life has been too good for me to be frustrated. But yes, at some point, even if I appreciate all the things that this sport has given me and this life has given to me, sometimes it’s tough to accept when you have problems in a row and this year since the beginning of the season has been tough.
But I think almost every time I’ve had a chance to be back I’ve been able to be very competitive and I hope to keep my level”. Novak Djokovic will seek the trophy in Monte Carlo for the third time after 2013 and 2015, while Dominic Thiem never went past the quarters there as well as Alexander Zverev.
Nadal concluded: “It’s the start of the important clay season for me. I hope to be healthy and I hope to be ready to compete well. This tournament is important for me, and I hope to be competitive from the beginning”.A lot of money will be at stake at this week's Monte Carlo Masters ]]>