Wimbledon 2015: How much prize money has Andy Murray won at SW19?

 
Joe Hall
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Andy Murray has earned £2.5m in prize money so far this year (Source: Getty)

From the moment Andy Murray first treads on to Centre Court this afternoon, the expectation will mount and pressure will build as the nation wills the 28-year-old to repeat the feat of 2013 and win Wimbledon.

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As Murraymania grows more vociferous, it can be easy to lose track of just how consistently impressive the Scot has been in SW19 down the years, even if he only has the one title to show for it.

You only have to look at how much money he's earned from his exploits at the All England Tennis Club. Murray has made a total of £3.32m from Wimbledon throughout his career - only three players (Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer) have made more from the men's singles.

In fact, Wimbledon has been one of Murray's most consistent earners and, in a sign of how seriously he takes the competition, a larger percentage of his winnings have come from tennis' oldest tournament than any of the other top 10 ranked players in the world.

The £3.32m Murray has earned at Wimbledon accounts for 13.7 per cent of his total career earnings of £24.3m. Federer is close behind at 13 per cent, while both Nadal and Djokovic have made under 10 per cent of their earnings from Wimbledon.

Of the four grand slams, only the Australian Open has been kinder to Murray's wallet throughout his career than Wimbledon, which accounts for 30.5 per cent of his grand slam earnings.

With £1.88m on offer to the winner of the men's and women's singles events at this year's championships, Wimbledon is the richest grand slam in tennis with the largest prize money pool in history at £26.75m.

The prize money on offer at Wimbledon has risen rapidly - 152 per cent since 2011 - which explains how Murray, with just one Wimbledon title, has earned more than joint-record titles holder Pete Sampras who made £2.9m from the tournament he won seven times between 1993 and 2000.

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