Last Updated on July 26, 2023 by Joan Hahn
Indian Wells Masters, dubbed the “Fifth Grand Slam,” has been successfully taking place every year in early or mid-March.
Many tennis fans (like you) are looking forward to watching the matches at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the second-largest tennis stadium worldwide.
But, along with its extravagant tournament location comes its big prize money. So, if you’re curious about how much the winners make, you’re at the right place.
Let’s all find out the Indian Wells prize money this year and over the years. Keep reading!
All About Indian Wells Prize Money
The Indian Wells Masters or the BNP Paribas Open offers different prize money for the winners every year.
The total prize money is sectioned into parts, in which winners receive a big part of the total prize money. Of course, there will also be prize money for the qualifiers, semifinalists, quarterfinalists, etc.
“What is the single most important quality of a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well.”John McEnroe, American Tennis Player
However, the Indian Wells Masters prize money cannot be compared to the prize money other grand slam  tennis tournaments have been offering, like the US Open, French Open, Australian Open, and Wimbledon.
Indian Wells Prize Money & Points
Indian Wells Masters
|Qualifier 1||$18,200||10 points|
|Qualifier 2||$30,130||35 points|
|Qualifier 3||$54,400||65 points|
|Qualifier 4||$94,575||120 points|
|Quarter Finalist||$179,940||215 points|
|Qualifier 2||$9,205||8 points|
|Round 64||$30,130||25 points|
|Round 32||$54,400||45 points|
|Round 16||$94,575||90 points|
|Quarter Finals||$179,940||180 points|
|Round 32||$17,580||45 points|
|Round 16||$32,630||90 points|
|Quarter Finals||$61,100||180 points|
Indian Wells Prize Money Through The Years
Who won the highest amount in Indian Wells Tournament in history?
Dominic Thiem (men’s singles) and Bianca Andreescu (women’s singles) have won the highest amount in Indian Wells Tournament in 2019.
They took home a paycheck of $1,354,010 each as winners of the ATP and WTA single’s tournaments that year.
How many Indian Wells has Rafa won?
Rafa has won three Indian Wells titles– in 2007, 2009, and 2013. He recorded an 84% winning record at the said tournament.
Also, based on his stats, Rafa has produced his best performance at Indian Wells compared to any other hard court event.
Indian Wells prize money is not just like any other tennis tournament around the world. Though the prize money may increase or decrease, we can’t deny that winners really took home a good paycheck.
No one will go home empty-handed as qualifiers can also receive a good sum of prize money, depending on how far they’ve reached and the points they’ve made. We can say that Indian Wells Masters really did a great job rewarding the hard work and talents of the winners and players.