April Money List: fruitful month for Fognini

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Fabio Fognini celebrates his victory in Mone Carlo - his first ATP Masters title (Getty Images)
Fabio Fognini’s victory at the Monte Carlo Masters netted the veteran more than $1 million last month, making him tennis’s biggest money earner in April.

Fabio Fognini’s first career Masters title in Monte Carlo saw the Italian star become the biggest prize money earner in April’s Money List.

Fognini won more than US$1 million for capturing the biggest title of his career, seeing him finish the month ahead of Barcelona champion Dominic Thiem.

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Just four women – Petra Kvitova, Madison Keys, Anett Kontaveit and Caroline Wozniacki – featured among the top 20 earners in April.

ATP players benefitted from having a lucrative Masters-level event – offering a prize pool of almost US$6 million – at which to play, as well as the ATP 500 event in Barcelona, which awards the champion approximately four times as much in prize money as Premier-level events in Charleston and Stuttgart.

Of the 13 ATP 500 tournaments, Barcelona is the second-richest behind the China Open in Beijing.

April Money List ($US)

 

1. Fabio Fognini – $1,072,237
The 31-year-old played and won his first ATP Masters final in Monte Carlo.

2. Dominic Thiem – $632,757
Defeated Nadal en route to his first Barcelona title, after a third-round finish in Monte Carlo. 

3. Daniil Medvedev – $559,275
Consistent Russian backed up his semifinal finish in Monte Carlo with a run to the final in Barcelona.

4. Dusan Lajovic – $540,016
The Serbian surged to his first tour-level final of any kind in Monte Carlo without dropping a set.

5. Rafael Nadal – $422,806
Back-to-back semifinals in Monte Carlo and Madrid saw Nadal round out the top five in April.

Top female earner: Petra Kvitova ($153,276).
Kvitova was the 10th-biggest earner on the April list after walking away with the WTA Stuttgart title. In addition to her pay cheque, she also drove away with a brand new Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet.

Next month, players will be competing for large prize money purses at combined events in Madrid and Rome, as well as several lower-level tour events in the lead-up to Roland Garros.

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