Medvedev Tops ATP 500 Bonus Pool For 2023

  • Posted: Oct 30, 2023

Medvedev Tops ATP 500 Bonus Pool For 2023

World No. 3 won 500 titles in Rotterdam, Dubai

Daniil Medvedev finished runner-up in the Erste Bank Open final Sunday but still left Vienna a winner after topping the inaugural ATP 500 bonus pool standings for the 2023 season.

Implemented this year as part of ATP’s OneVision strategy, the bonus pool distributes $1.3 million to eligible players who earned the most Pepperstone ATP Rankings points at the ATP 500 level, which comprises 13 events.

Boosted by titles early in the season in Rotterdam and Dubai, and a runner-up finish to Jannik Sinner in Sunday’s Vienna final, Medvedev earned more points than any other player this year at the ATP 500 level.

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World No. 3 Medvedev moved past Carlos Alcaraz into first place of the bonus pool during his run to the Vienna final. The 20-time ATP Tour champion will receive a $600,000 bonus. Other players to finish in the top five of the bonus pool – Alcaraz, Sinner, Alexander Zverev and Alex de Minaur – will share $700,000 in bonus pool prize money.

“I’ve had an amazing season on many levels, but the 500s have been pretty amazing. I got a lot of points and good wins against great players,” Medvedev said.

“I started the year very strongly by winning the first two 500s I played in Rotterdam and Dubai, so that opened a big gap on a lot of players and I have managed to finish strong at the end here in Vienna.”

To be eligible for the bonus pool, a player must have played four ATP 500 tournaments in 2023, including one following the US Open.

“The 500s are a very important part of the Tour and you know they are going to be strong tournaments because of the points,” Medvedev said. “You win two and it’s the same as winning a Masters 1000 and almost like being in the final of a Slam.

“There was one moment in my career when I didn’t have a good record at 500s for whatever reason, but now I’m changing it.”

Medvedev is also in strong contention to finish atop the ATP Masters 1000 bonus pool, which will distribute $20m to the Top 30 eligible players, based on Pepperstone ATP Rankings points earned at the nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments and Nitto ATP Finals. Medvedev currently sits second in the bonus pool, just 90 points behind Alcaraz.

Final standings in the ATP Masters 1000 bonus pool will be determined following this week’s Rolex Paris Masters, and the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin from 12-19 November.

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