The reason why Djokovic does not receive additional bonuses from ATP

Even without additional bonuses from the ATP, Novak Djokovic is still the male tennis player who earns the most bonuses in 2023.

2023 is called Novak Djokovic’s record-setting year after he surpassed his two great rivals in the number of Grand Slam titles. Along with that, he received the largest prize money among male tennis players.

The Serbian world No. 1 won 7 of the 12 tournaments he competed in on the ATP Tour last season, more than any other player. His dominance is not only in the number of titles but also at the top of the ATP prize money list by a huge margin.

Accordingly, in 2023, the 36-year-old tennis player will receive 15,942,044 USD, nearly 5 million USD more than the second person, Carlos Alcaraz .

Prize money of the world's top male tennis players in 2023.Prize money of the world’s top male tennis players in 2023.

But thanks to ATP’s newly established OneVision program, which aims to award prize money to the best performing players at the nine Masters 1000 tournaments and the ATP Finals, that gap has narrowed to just a few hundred thousand dollars.

ATP has pledged a prize money of exactly 20 million USD, distributed based on the results of the top 30 players with the most points combined from 9 Masters tournaments and the year-end ATP tournament.

From this bonus, Alcaraz is the person who receives the most, with about 4.4 million USD.

Djokovic is in the Top 5 in this aspect, when he won 2 Masters tournaments (becoming the first player to reach 40 Masters titles) and set a record 7th ATP Finals crown.

However, the ATP’s rewards program has strict eligibility criteria that Djokovic did not meet.

A look at Djokovic’s schedule last season shows that the ATP has implemented every stipulation in its rules. First, to receive the full bonus, players must play the mandatory Masters and ATP Finals if they qualify.

Second, the ATP reserves the right to reduce prize money based on the number of tournaments a qualifying player misses.

For example, if a player misses a Masters tournament, the prize money will be reduced by 25%. Missing 2 tournaments will have your prize money halved, while missing 3 Masters tournaments will be equivalent to a 75% reduction in prize money.

In Djokovic ‘s case , he missed 5 out of 9 Masters tournaments, so the ATP is entitled to write off 100% of his prize money.

However, as mentioned, Djokovic still tops the prize money list even after including bonuses for the remaining players. Payment of bonuses to players will be made at the end of January 2024.

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