Axelsen Zooms Ahead in Prize Money Earnings

Viktor Axelsen’s dominance on court reflected in his prize money earnings rise off it as the Dane has already pocketed nearly a quarter million US dollars.

The Olympic champion, winner of four HSBC BWF World Tour events so far this year, earned US$232,750 – over US$92,000 more than the next highest earner.

Significantly, the top 10 earners (as of 18 July 2022) have representatives of four categories, with the top men’s doubles earners (Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto) coming in at No.11.

Tai Tzu Ying is the second highest with US$140,300, while doubles ace Huang Ya Qiong comes third with US$127,180. Interestingly, she’s a shade ahead of her partner Zheng Si Wei (US$119,687) since she had a successful stint earlier in the season with another partner, Ou Xuan Yi.

Women’s doubles duo Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida, winners of both Super 1000 events this year, each made US$103,894, putting them joint sixth in the earnings.

Here are the top 25 earners (as of 18 July 2022):

  1. Viktor Axelsen US$232,750
  2. Tai Tzu Ying US$140,300
  3. Huang Ya Qiong US$127,180
  4. Chen Yu Fei US$123,050
  5. Zheng Si Wei US$119,687
  6. Nami Matsuyama, Chiharu Shida US$103,894
  7. An Se Young US$103,105
  8. Akane Yamaguchi US$82,225
  9. Lakshya Sen US$75,460
  10. Ratchanok Intanon US$75,150
  11. Fajar Alfian, Muhammad Rian Ardianto US$65,630
  12. Lee Zii Jia US$64,595
  13. Yuta Watanabe, Arisa Higashino US$62,162
  14. Wang Zhi Yi US$57,640
  15. He Bing Jiao US$57,355
  16. Liu Yu Chen US$55,649
  17. Ou Xuan Yi US$54,024
  18. Pusarla V Sindhu US$53,852
  19. Busanan Ongbamrungphan US$49,785
  20. Yugo Kobayashi, Takuro Hoki US$48,027
  21. Zhao Jun Peng US$46,975
  22. Jonatan Christie US$46,360
  23. Bagas Maulana, Muhammad Shohibul Fikri US$43,894
  24. Jia Yi Fan, Chen Qing Chen US$43,214
  25. Wang Yi Lyu, Huang Dong Ping US$43,202

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