HIGHEST PAID TENNIS PLAYERS
March 3, 2021
Tennis is one of the greatest sports that is worth a person’s time. It brings people together for across the world. Today we are going to see the top ten highest paid tennis players.
- Making it at the top of the list is Roger Federer who makes $93.4M at the end of one year. Roger has added a ,multimillion- dollar Rimowa pact to his deals with Uniqlo, Credit Suisse, Mercedez benz, Rolex and others. Roger gained $86M from endorsement deals and $7.4M from competition prize money.
- Number 2 is Novak Djokovic who makes $50.6M. With $20.6M in the past year, Djokovic has so far made $135M in career prize money. The Serbian’s endorsement deal withsportswear giants, Lactose is one of the richest in the sport.
- Number 3 is Kei Nishikori who makes $37.3M. Nishikori is the most successful Japanese player thanks to his $33M endorsement portfolio.
- In the 4th place is Rafael Nadal who earns $35M in a year. Raffa is one of the biggest stars in the game and can take an appearance fee of more than $1M a pop. He received $26M endorsements came from Nike, Babolat, Kia Motors, Telefonica, Richard Mille, Mapfre and many others.
- Serena Williams comes in at number 5 bringing in $29.2M annually. Serena returned from the maternity to the courts, earning $4.2M in prize money and $25M from endorsements. The 37 year old planned her exit with a clothing line, jewellery and beauty products which launched early in 2020. She also built a venture capital portfolio, Serena Ventures, worth more that $10M.
- Taking the 6th position is Naomi Osaka who makes up to $24.3M at the end of one year. Naomi won both the Australian and US open in 2018 and switched sponsorship from Adidas to Nike. The Japanese received $8.3M in prize money and racked up $16M in endorsements.
- Ranking in the 7th position in our todays list is Alexander Zverev makes $11.8M a year. The German star’s effort brought home $6.3M from competition prize money in the previous years. He received $5.5M from endorsements with Adidas, Head, Peugeot, Richard Millie and Zegna.
- At number 8 is Angelique Kerber bringing in a total of $11.3M at the end of one year. Kerber’s 2018 Wimbledon win earned her $5.3M in prize money, whilst finishing the year ranked 2nd in the world. Her endorsements with Adidas, SAP, Generali, Netjets, Procter & Gamble, Yonex, Porsche, Rolex and Lavazza brought home $6.5M in cash.
- Simona Halep takes over at number 9 making a total of $10.2M a year. Simona won Grand slam titles, triggering $4.2M bonuses from Nike, Wilson, Mercedes benz and Hublot among others. The Romanian ranks fifth on the all-time liat with $33M and in 2018 she led tennis in prize money.
- Closing in at number 10 is Sloane Stephens. Sloane makes $9.6M at the end of one year. She reached the finals of four events in 2018 and finished the year earning $4.1M in prize money. Sloane received $5.5M in sponsorship money including her partnership with Nike, which is one of the biggest in the sports industry.