U.S. Open Prize Money 2012: Andy Murray Wins $1.9 Million

With his five-set victory over Novak Djokovic on Monday, Andy Murray captured the first Grand Slam title of his career --but he'll go home with more than just a trophy. With the win, Murray takes home $1.9 million in prize money.

The winner's share brings Murray's career earnings to more than $23 million in prize money. While he failed to win his second U.S. Open and sixth Grand Slam title, Djokovic won't go home empty-handed. As the runner-up, Djokovic wins $950,000 in prize money.

Tomas Berdych and David Ferrer, the two other semifinalists, will each receive $475,000 while Roger Federer, Marin Cilic, Janko Tipsarevic and Juan Martin Del Potro will each take home $237,500 for reaching the quarterfinals. The 2012 U.S. Open purse increased by 11 percent from 2011.

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