Sir Andy Murray missed out on the opportunity to win a record prize at this year's French Open after losing to Stan Wawrinka in an epic semi-final clash.
The world No1 exits the competition with €530,000 (€466,469) in prize money after succumbing to a 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 defeat to former champion Wawrinka.
It's enough to make the Scot only the fourth tennis player in history to earn more than $60m (£47.2m) in on-court winnings, boosting his career earnings to $60.3m and 2017 haul to $1.5m.
Yet Murray misses out on the chance to do battle for a record prize of €2.1m (£1.8m) on offer to the winner of Sunday's final.
How Roland Garros compares
Roland Garros' increase in player remuneration is not enough to elevate the tournament from its status as the least-lucrative of tennis' four majors.
The total prize money pool in Paris is being increased by €4m to 36m, but the biggest pay cheque increases will come for those who exit in the early rounds.
First round qualifying losers still earn a cool €35,000 — a 16.6 per cent increase on last year's equivalent prize.
Meanwhile the men's and women's singles winner will earn just €100,000 more than the €2m rewarded to last year's champions Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza, a five per cent increase.
In dollar terms, that equates to a $2.4m prize which is way below the $3.5m paid to last year's US Open winners Wawrinka and Angelique Kerber.
At the Australian Open earlier this year single's champions Roger Federer and Kerber won the equivalent of $2.8m for their respective triumphs, while at Wimbledon in July the eventual winner will earn a similar amount after the All England Club boosted its winner's prize from £2m to £2.2m.