Georgian Coco Gauff Earned $3,456 Per Minute At US Open

The conclusion of the 2023 US Open saw Coco Gauff and Novak Djokovic victorious, securing their Grand Slam titles. Each player put forth tremendous efforts to claim the top spot, with the winners earning a substantial $3 million in prize money. 

This year’s prize money is a 15% increase from the $2.6 million earned by last year’s men’s and women’s singles champions, Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek!

With that in mind, conducted a study to determine the earnings of the top male and female tennis players of the 2023 US Open singlesper minute of their entire gameplay of the competition.

US Open Singles – Male Earnings by Minute 

The full data can be found here. 

Novak Djokovic‘s 24th Grand Slam win translates to him earning a whopping $2,730 per minute, after pocketing first place $3 million and spending 1,099 minutes on the tennis court over the course of the singles tournament! With the average American earning $6,228 a month, Novak Djokovic will out-earn their monthly salary in just three minutes.

In second place is Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev, with the finalist taking home a whopping $1.5 million. For the 1,082 minutes spent on court during the 2023 US Open, Medvedev earned $1,386 per minute – this makes for $23 per second! While the Russian player put up a strong fight for the prize, his defeat in the final ultimately ended up making his time half as valuable as the victor, Djokovic. 

Semi-finalist Carlos Alcaraz has taken home a decent $775,000 prize during his singles competition this US Open, the Spanish professional tennis player earning $896 per minute!

US Open Singles – Female Earnings by Minute

The full data can be found here.

At only 19 years old, American tennis player Coco Gauff wins her first Glam Slam title, taking home a whopping $3 million. Gauff has spent a total of 868 minutes on her matches during this year’s US Open, meaning that she earned a hefty $3,456 per minute – $58 per second! This amount represents a 27% increase compared to the earnings of the men’s singles winner, Djokovic, at this year’s US Open.

Fighting Coco Gauff for the Gram Slam title was finalist Aryna Sabalenka, who took home $1.5 million. The 25-year-old Belarusian professional played for a total duration of 638 minutes, meaning she earned a generous $2,351 per minute – $39 per second

American professional tennis player Madison Keys lost the semi-final match against Aryna Sabalenka, but nevertheless took home $775,000. During her 567 minutes of single matches, Keys earned $1,367 per minute. 

Although Jelena Ostapenko beat Iga Swiatek during the fourth round of the US Open, Swiftek earned more money per minute during the singles competition, due to a lower overall playtime.

Due to women’s matches generally having shorter durations than men’s matches, each female singles player earned as much as or more than their male counterpart per minute, when finishing in the same position.


  1. conducted a study to determine the earnings of the top male and female tennis players of the 2023 US Open singles, per minute of gameplay.
  2. Data for the 2023 US Open prize money was taken from
  3. The data for the number of minutes per game was taken from
  4. then calculated how much each professional tennis player earned by minute and second.

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