Winners of the men's and women's singles titles will each earn $3.7 million, while runners-up will pocket $1.82 million from the $50.4 million total pot.
For many of the fringe players on the tour, featuring in the first round of a Grand Slam allows them to pick up what could be their biggest pay cheque of the year.
Hobbled by a niggling knee injury, Wawrinka's Wimbledon hopes were shredded by Russian Daniil Medvedev.
Swiss champion and world number 3 Stan Wawrinka prove too strong for world number 1 Andy Murray. The high octane match ended 6-7(6) 6-3 5-7 7-6(3) 6-1.
World number one Andy Murray beat Kei Nishikori 2-6 6-1 7-6(0) setting up a tough semifinal against former French Open Champion Stan Wawrinka who beat Marin Cilic 6-3 6-3 6-1.
World number two and defending French Open champion Novak Djokovic was beaten by Dominic Thiem 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0, while Rafael Nadal cruised to victory after his opponent retired with an injury.
Both men's and women's singles defending champions Novak Djokovic & Garbine Muguruza are through to the next round of the French Open.
World number one Andy Murray's struggles on clay came back to haunt him as he just managed to beat Slovakian power-hitter Martin Klizan 6-7(3) 6-2 6-2 7-6(3).
Should Murray win the China Open, he would get 500 ranking points which will allow him to move 1,000 points closer to Djokovic.
The 37-year-old Croat outlasted Luxembourg's Gilles Muller to win the grasscourt Hall of Fame Championships in Newport, Rhode Island -- becoming the oldest ATP title winner.
The seven-time champion saved three match points and came from two sets down to clinch a semi-final clash with Milos Raonic.
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