- Highest-paid tennis players in the world made more money on the court than on it last year, new report shows
- Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka topped 2021 highest-paid tennis stars list
- Federer made $ 90.6 million in the past year, but his field earnings were only $ 0.6 million
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, who will not play at the US Open in New York this year, topped the list of highest paid tennis players for 2021. Here’s how much the highest paid tennis stars have won in the past year.
While sports stars can make millions by winning tournaments, every athlete on Forbes’ list of the top five highest paid tennis players made more money on the court than last year. The biggest names in the sport have used their fame to land lucrative sponsorship deals and collaborations with brands such as Nike and Lacoste.
Here are the five highest-paid tennis stars in 2021 and how they made their fortune, according to Forbes.
5. Rafael Nadal
Nicknamed the “King of the Clay” for his exceptional performance when playing on clay courts, Rafael Nadal, 35, is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. His success has allowed him to amass an estimated net worth of $ 200 million.
The Spanish superstar, who is currently ranked No.5 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals, won $ 4 million in tournament prizes and $ 23 million off court last year, bringing his total winnings to $ 27 million. dollars.
4. Novak Djokovic
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal when he won his 20th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in July.
Currently ranked world number 1, the 34-year-old currently has an estimated net worth of $ 220 million. He has reportedly received $ 8 million in on-court winnings and $ 30 million off-court over the past 12 months, for a total of $ 38 million.
3. Serena Williams
Holding the record for most Grand Slam wins at 23 championships, tennis icon Serena Williams has amassed a staggering fortune during her career and is now worth around $ 210 million.
The 39-year-old added to her already massive wealth $ 1.8 million in field earnings and $ 40 million in out-of-court transactions, or $ 41.8 million in total.
2. Naomi Osaka
With an estimated net worth of $ 25 million, Naomi Osaka has made explosive strides in recent years to become one of the most famous and highest paid tennis players in the world at just 23 years old. Despite her third round loss at the Tokyo Olympics, she was the face of the Games’ marketing efforts.
Osaka has won $ 5.1 million from tournaments and $ 55 million from off court deals over the past year, for a total of $ 60.1 million.
1. Roger Federer
Topping the list of the world’s highest paid tennis players in 2021 is Roger Federer, whose net worth is estimated at $ 450 million.
In the past year alone, the 40-year-old tennis legend has won a total of $ 90.6 million, where on-court earnings were only $ 0.6 million and the $ 90 million came from sponsorship agreements.