Roger Federer tops Forbes list of highest-earning tennis players | Tennis News

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Roger Federer has been the highest-earning tennis player in the world for the past 12 months, earning an estimated $90.6 million before tax, although the Swiss maestro’s time on the court has been limited by injuries, says Forbes Thursday.
Federer, who skipped this year’s US Open due to a knee injury, earned less than $1 million playing tennis, with most of his income coming from endorsements, Forbes said.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka is the second highest earner on the list, with $60.1 million in pre-tax earnings, more than 90% of which she earned off court, with Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal rounding out the top five.
Williams and Nadal are also out of the final Grand Slam of the year due to injury.
The 10 highest-paid tennis players have collectively earned $320 million in the past 12 months, down 6% from a year ago, largely due to tournament and match cancellations. lucrative exhibition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Forbes said.
Despite the decline, the top 10 made more money out of court, taking in $281 million from endorsements, 4% more than a year earlier, even with reduced spending by a number of brands.
Top 10 Highest Earning Tennis Players:
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
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