Less than a week to go before main draw action of the opening tournament of the ITF World Tennis Tour in Abuja—the Tombim Abuja Open—gets underway at the National Tennis Centre, Abuja.
Players from all over the world will compete for a share of the $25,000 (N9,000,000) in prize-money for each tournament, but just how much will the winner of the men’s event pocket?
For the Tombim Open, and as with the other two events—the Dayak Tennis Championships and the GSL Open—the champion will receive a cheque of N1,080,000 ($3,000), while the losing finalist pockets N612,000 ($1,700).
Semifinalists will get N396,000 ($1,100), while quarterfinalists will receive N252,000 ($700) each. Players who suffer a first round exit will earn N108,000 ($300), while the second rounders will pocket N180,000 ($500).
In the doubles event, the winners will get N432,000 ($1,200) while the runner-up gets N252,000 ($700).
N288,000 ($800) will be split between semifinalists, and the same amount will be shared amongst quarterfinalists. Second rounders, too, will share N288,000.
For the qualifying, players who make it past the first round get N25,200 ($70) each, while second round winners receive N48,600 ($135) each.
Qualifying round action for the Tombim Open gets underway on Monday, 8 April – 9th, while main draw action serves off on Wednesday, 9 -14 April at the National Tennis Centre, Abuja.
*Conversion rate used was 360 Nigerian Naira to 1 US Dollar