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Aussie Open prize money at $31M, richest in tennis

Updated: October 2, 2012, 11:12 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Australian Open organizers have increased prize money to a record $31.1 million for 2013 in response to player concerns about compensation at Grand Slam tournaments, making it the richest in tennis history.

Tournament director Craig Tiley said the $4.15 million increase announced Tuesday was the largest from one year to the next for the tournament and should attract the strongest available players.

Tiley also said he'd been in contact with Rafael Nadal, who ...

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