December 2, 2021

Federer tops Forbes’ record of leading-earning tennis players

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Garden Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer throughout his quarter final match versus Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Picture

Sept 2 (Reuters) – Roger Federer was the highest earning tennis participant in the environment over the past 12 months, creating about $90.6 million right before taxes, in spite of the Swiss maestro’s time on court docket getting restricted by damage, Forbes’ claimed on Thursday.

Federer, who has skipped this year’s U.S. Open up due to a knee injury, created much less than $1 million from taking part in tennis, with the bulk of his revenue coming from endorsements, Forbes’ explained.

Japan’s Naomi Osaka is the second-highest earner on the list, with $60.1 million in pre-tax cash flow, additional than 90% of which she created off courtroom, with Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal completing the leading 5.

Williams and Nadal are also out of the year’s final Grand Slam due to harm.

The 10 greatest-paid tennis players collectively attained $320 million more than the past 12 months, down 6% from last yr, mostly due to tournaments and valuable exhibition matches staying cancelled because of to the COVID-19 pandemic, Forbes’ mentioned.

Regardless of the lessen, the prime 10 made a lot more money off courtroom, having in $281 million from endorsements, or 4% extra than the preceding 12 months, even with decreased expending by a selection of models.

Top rated 10 greatest earners in tennis:

Roger Federer – $90.6 million

Naomi Osaka – 60.1 million

Serena Williams – $41.8 million

Novak Djokovic – $38 million

Rafa Nadal – $27 million

Kei Nishikori – $26 million

Daniil Medvedev – $13.9 million

Dominic Thiem – $8.9 million

Stefanos Tsitsipas – $8.1 million

Ash Barty – $5.8 million

Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru Editing by Ken Ferris

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