The Richest Tennis Players in the World

The Richest Tennis Players in the World. Forbes has published their latest lit’s over the athletes with the biggest earnings. The all-time great trio of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic of course top this list as well as they top almost all lists in tennis records in history. Below the list of the highest paid tennis players of 2019 and also the wealthiest list.

Rafael Nadal won his twelfth French Open Grand Slam title on Sunday, June 9, defeating Dominic Theim at Roland Garos. The Spaniard previously had 17 (now 18) Grand Slam titles to his name, 12 of which are from the French Open—an all-time record in slams won at the same tournament. Nadal has also been the runner up in Grand Slam finals 8 times and is second all time with 26 finals played (Federer 30). Now that the French Open is over and we await the result of this year’s Wimbledon Tennis Championship Tournament; a wait that also includes the changes in rankings for overall career earnings, which fluctuate from year to year.

Last year, Roger Federer was still the top-earning player in his sport, with $77.2 million in earnings from June 2017 to June 2018, according to Forbes. But as of this past French Open, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic have been established as the highest paid professional tennis players, with career winnings (excluding endorsement deals, etc.) of over $88.6 million for Williams, while Djokovic recently pasted Roger Federer with career winnings of over $131 million.

Highest Paid Tennis Players 2019

1. ROGER FEDERER – According to Forbes, the Swiss maestro’s annual earnings add up to $93.4 million which incorporates his yearly paycheck of $7.4 million from the ATP circuit and he earns $86 million from his endorsements with Uniqlo, Wilson, Rolex, Lindt, Moet Chandon, Barilla and many other brands.

2. NOVAK DJOKOVIC – Presently, Djokovic’s earnings sum up to $50.6 million. By breaking down the figure, his ATP wages are $20.6 million and his sponsorship deals with Lacoste, Jacob’s Creek, Japanese watch manufacturer Seiko and tennis equipment manufacturers, Head pay him about $30 million in the endorsements account.

3. KEI NISHIKORI – His total earnings aggregate to $37.3 million, which includes his salary of $4.3 million and his endorsements pay him $33 million. His sponsorship deals incorporate Uniqlo clothing, Nissin Foods, TAG Heuer, LVMH Moet Hennessy, Japanese financial services firm Jaccs Co., Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, etc.

4. RAFAEL NADAL – World Number two, Rafael Nadal is ranked 37th globally and fourth in terms of highest-paid tennis players. The ATP board pays him, $9 million for the lethal lasso forehands which his slams on the tennis court and besides that he earns $26 million from endorsements for a total income $35 million. The 18-time Grand Slam champion uses Babolat tennis racquets, wears Nike tennis gears and KIA motors have been sponsoring him from 2006. Nadal also is sponsored by suer exclusive watch brand Richard Mille where he also has his own Rafa Nadal model.

5. SERENA WILLIAMS – The American’s earnings sum up to $29.2 million. From WTA, Williams draws about $4.2 million and her endorsements get her $25 million. Apart from Nike and Wilson, she has deals with Gatorade, OnePiece, IBM, Mini, Intel, Tempur and Chase Bank. Also, she is engaged in other business ventures.

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The Richest Tennis Players in the World

The list of the richest tennis players in the world. Active and former tennis stars with estimated worth in $.

  • Ion Tiriac – $2 Billion
  • Roger Federer – $450 Million
  • Novak Djokovic – $200 Million
  • Rafael Nadal – $180 Million
  • Serena Williams – $180 Million
  • Andre Agassi – $175 Million
  • Pete Sampras – $150 Million
  • Björn Borg – $150 Million
  • Maria Sharapova – $135 Million
  • Andy Murray – $100 Million
  • John McEnroe – $100 Million
  • Venus Williams – $95 Million
  • Anna Kournikova – $50 Million
  • Li Na – $50 Million
  • Andy Roddick – $30 Million
  • Agnieszka Radwańska – $25 Million
  • Billie Jean King – $25 Million
  • Jim Courier – $18 Million
  • Chris Evert – $16 Million
  • Ana Ivanovic – $16 Million
  • David Ferrer – $16 Million
  • Marat Safin – $15 Million
  • Martina Navratilova – $15 Million
  • Victoria Azarenka – $15 Million
  • Justine Henin – $14 Million

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Roger Federer has commercial deals running ten years ahead and is the founder of the successful Laver Cup. He has set the foundation to be able to become even richer than Ion Tiriac within maybe ten years from now. Rafael Nadal has started his own Academy which is expanding around the world as a source of income after the tennis career on the ATP Tour. Nadal as well as Federer is likely to keep sponsors also after his active years, maybe for life.

Bjorn Borg earned $3.6 Million in official prize money during his short career between 1973-1981 but Borg earned much more on exhibitions and commercial deals during his career and after his active career he started the clothing and underwear brand Bjorn Borg. It is estimated to have paid him 4% of the total sales of products in his name for the last 35 years. In addition to this royalty income Borg has made a few appearances in exhibition matches but he pretty much got retired at 25 years of age back in 1981 with 11 GS titles from 16 finals.

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Mikael Olsson

Mikael is a passionate tennis-lover since Björn Borg won the epic Wimbledon final against John McEnroe 1980. Mikael has written over 4 000 articles covering the ATP World Tour and has a +80% success rate in his tennis predictions.

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