Which tennis players earned the most in the past year? Here’s a breakdown of the racquet champions with the highest earnings.
1. Roger Federer
His earnings in 2020 amounted to a bagatelle $106,300,000. What is worth knowing about this Swiss tennis player? He was born on August 8, 1981 in Basel. He received professional status in 1998. He played his first match in the professional Tour in the same year. His opponent was Lucas Arnold Ker from Argentina. The match ended with Federer’s defeat 4:6, 4:6. The best-earning tennis player of 2020 won 20 times in Grand Slam tournaments. he has managed to reach the finals of Grand Slam events 10 times and ATP Finals 4 times. In 2012, Federer won the silver medal of the Olympic Games in London. Since the beginning of his career, he has managed to win 103 ATP Tour tournaments in singles play. He is the third tennis player in the history of the Open era to win more than 1000 matches. When it comes to doubles, Federer is the gold medalist of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In doubles, he has 8 wins in tournaments and 6 in finals. In 2014, the Argentine won the first Davis Cup for Switzerland. At that time, he managed to beat the French national team 3:1 in the final. In 2004, Roger Federer won the Australian Open, thanks to which he rose to the 1st position in the world ranking. He stayed at the top until 2008. In 2018, he returned to No. 1 in the ATP rankings, making him the oldest leader in history.
2. Novak Djokovic
The ranking of the highest earning tennis players of 2020 also includes Novak Djokovic, whose income for the past year amounted to $44,600,000. He is a Serbian player born on May 22, 1987 in Belgrade. In the past, he represented Serbia and Montenegro in the Davis Cup. He has been playing for Serbia since 2007. Djokovic is the winner of 17 Grand Slam tournaments in singles play. He has triumphed at the 2008 Australian Open, 2015 US Open, and Wimbledon 2019, among others, and is the first singles player to win every tournament in the ATP Tour Masters 1000 series. Novak Djokovic is also a Grand Slam winner and bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He won 4th place at the 2012 London Olympics. What else is worth knowing about this Serbian tennis player? He is a five-time ATP Finals winner and a multiple ATP Tour singles ranking leader.
3. Rafael Nadal
The third place on the podium went to Rafael Nadal, who earned $40,000,000 in 2020. He is a Spanish tennis player born on June 3, 1986 in Manacor. He is currently ranked 2nd in the ATP World Tour rankings. Nadal has won 20 Grand Slam tournaments, such as the 2005 French Open, 2008 Wimbledon, and the 2019 Australian Open, among others. He is the 2008 Beijing Olympic champion in singles and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic champion in doubles. he has won ATP Tour Masters 1000 tournaments 35 times, winning the US Open in 2010 and managing to complete a Career Grand Slam as the fourth player in the open era and a Career Golden Grand Slam as the second player in the open era. With the Spanish national team, he won the Davis Cup in 2004, 2009, 2011 and 2019. Rafael Nadal’s charity work is also worth mentioning here. In 2007, he founded The Rafa Nadal Foundation, which helps children and young people in need. In 2010, together with Roger Federer, he played exhibition matches in Madrid and Zurich under the Match for Africa banner. The funds raised were donated to needy people in Africa.
Career on-court earnings UPDATED:
1. Novak Djokovic, $147,974,552
2. Roger Federer, $129,946,683
3. Rafael Nadal, $123,886,227
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 21, 2021
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