Alex de Minaur has earned his biggest salary for his growing career, despite losing the finals to the Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Bidding to emulate the Korean victory Hyeon Chung last year in the Milano glamor event, the unbeaten run Minaur ended up with a loss 4-2 1-4 3-4 (3-5) 3-4 (3-5) to the world Not 15 Ttisipas.
De Minaur, aged 19, earned $ 429,000 this week. The figure is made up of a participation fee and payments for each of the four wins plus a bonus for the participants.
The event is limited to players aged 21 and decides in a Fast4 format.
De Minaur finished the season 31 and the third in Australia, ahead of John Millman (33), Nick Kyrgios (37) and Matt Ebden (41).
Tsitipas won the post-match with Minaur.
"I have a huge respect for Alex's game and his personality," he said.
"It is a great emotion to win this title and it was a tough game.
"Alex played very well."
De Minaur will take a well-deserved break before preparing for the Australian summer circuit.
The teenager will come under immediate pressure while he will defend to run to the Brisbane semifinals and the Sydney finals.
De Minaur and Ash Barty are favorites to win the John Newcombe medal this month after impressive seasons.
Millman, Ebden and Jason Kubler are also in the mix after remarkable rebound efforts.
Millman was Australia's best performer for the season with a run to the quarter-finals of the US Open after taking Roger Federer to Flushing Meadows.
Originally published as De Minaur loses, but wins a big payday