Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Kevin Anderson of South Africa will face off in the 2018 Wimbledon final on Sunday.
Anderson, 32, is looking to capture his first ever Grand Slam title, while Djokovic, 31, is hoping to win his 13th major.
And £2.25 million, or about $3.3 million, in prize money is on the line. That's a 2.3 percent jump from last year, when £2.2 million was awarded, and more than double the amount awarded just six years ago.
The runner-up will take home a check for £1.125 million.
In 1968, the start of tennis' professional era, Wimbledon champion Rod Laver took home £2,000. Since then, the prize money has increased significantly.
Read on to see how much the men's champions earned every five years in both British pounds and U.S. dollars (the exact amounts could have been different depending on exchange rates for that year), starting in 1968.
The figures are based on Wimbledon's full pay breakdown, which can be found here.
1968: £2,000 or $2,643
1973: £5,000 or $6,607
1978: £19,000 or $25,108
1983: £66,600 or $88,011
1988: £165,000 or $218,045
1993: £305,000 or $403,053
1998: £435,000 or $574,846
2003: £575,000 or $759,853
2008: £750,000 or $991,113
2013: £1.60 million or $2.11 million
2018: £2.25 million or $3.30 million
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