How much did Tsitsipas and Sakkari earn in prize money in 2022?

Stefanos Tsitsipas Maria Sakkari

Stefanos Tsitsipas took home over $6.6 million in prize money in 2022, while Maria Sakkari became richer by over $2.4 million dollars in the same period of time.

Specifically, Tsitsipas won $6,614,416, with the Greek star ranked at No. 4, ending the year in the "Top 10" for the fourth consecutive season.

Although ranked 4th, he is in 5th place in the 2022 prize money rankings, behind only the No. 1 in the world ranking Carlos Alcaraz ($10,102,330), Novak Djokovic ($9,934,582), Rafael Nadal ($9,368,326) and Casper Rudd ($8,126,816).

In the corresponding women's list, Maria Sakkari, No. 6 in the world ranking, is in 7th place in earnings, specifically winning $2.481,419.

This was behind Poland's Iga Swiatek, No. 1 in the world ranking ($9,875,525). This was followed by Ons Jabeur ($4,997,069), Caroline Garcia ($3,729,317), Elena Rybakina ($3,613,440), Jessica Pegula ($3,611,716) and Coco Gauff ($3,051,953).

Meanwhile, ahead of the Diriyah Tennis Cup in Saudi Arabia, Tsitsipas admitted that he owes Andrey Rublev an apology for his comments at the ATP Finals.

Rublev ousted Tsitsipas from the ATP Finals as he won the crucial match that was the deciding one as to who would continue in the semi-finals. Tsitsipas made some interesting comments after the match claiming that he was the better player.

“What I said in that press conference against Rublev was very unfair towards him and not correct. I saw it from a sort of different approach; I wanted him to be mad going into his next match (against Casper Ruud), trying to play even better.

"I’m not going to declare the reasons why because I think it’s quite obvious the situation I was dealing with in the next match if (I) had played that opponent.”

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He eventually did declare why and it had to do everything with his own rank. A Rublev win over Ruud would ensure the Greek would have finished number three in the world. As Rublev lost, Tsitsipas finished 4th:

“I really wanted Andrey to win the next match and my approach was to add fuel to the fire a little bit, to make him want to be more hungry and more concentrated on his next match.

"I think that was wrong to do, because it felt like, I don’t know, he wasn’t able to perform, I saw the match, I don’t think he performed as good as I would have expected him to perform.

"That was my only way to finish in the top three if he had won that match."

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