Top 10 Richest Male Tennis Players of All Time

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Who are the highest paid male tennis players of all time?

In this article, we’re going to take a close look at the top winners of all time in sports in terms of prize money, to see who will come out on top.

Using career price data provided by the ATP Tour, we’ll reveal exactly how much each top 10 player has earned to date playing the sport.

The figures presented in this list do not include other sources of wealth such as sponsorships and endorsements, and business ventures – they are based solely on their earnings from playing tennis. The numbers below are accurate as of August 2022.

So, with introductions aside, let’s take a look at the top 10 richest male tennis players of all time, some of whom are still playing today.

10) Sailor Cilic – $30,588,972

• Total Career Prizes: $30,588,972 (£25.2m)
• Total career singles titles: 20
• Total career Grand Slam singles titles: 1
• Highest rank: 3

Marin Cilic

Marin Cilic (Photo: Marianne Bevis)

Croatian Marin Cilic comes in at number 10 on the list. After turning professional in 2005, Cilic has won 20 career singles titles and won his first and only Grand Slam title at the US Open in 2014. Cilic was also a runner-up at Wimbledon in 2017 and the Open d Australia in 2018. He peaked at number three in the world rankings in 2018 and won an impressive $30,588,972 (£25.2m) in tennis prize money.

9) Andre Agassi – $31,152,975

• Total Career Prizes: $31,152,975 (£25.6m)
• Total career singles titles: 60
• Total career Grand Slam singles titles: 8
• Highest rank: 1

Andre Agassi

André Agassi (Photo: Images of China / Imagine China Limited / depositphotos.com)

Recognized as one of the greatest male tennis players of all time, Andre Agassi has won 60 career singles titles, including eight Grand Slam triumphs. He started his career in 1986 and won his first major title at Wimbledon in 1992. He was most successful at the Australian Open, where he won the title four times. Agassi reached No. 1 in the world rankings and also won an Olympic gold medal in singles at the Atlanta Games in 1996. Agassi retired in 2006 after earning a total of $31,152,975 (25.6 million) in tennis career prize money.

8) David Ferrer – $31,483,911

• Total Career Prizes: $31,483,911 (£25.9m)
• Total career singles titles: 27
• Total career Grand Slam singles titles: 0
• Highest rank: 3

David Ferrer

David Ferrer (Photo: Marianne Bevis)

After turning professional in 2000, Spaniard David Ferrer has won 27 career singles titles. However, he never managed to win a Grand Slam crown, coming closest when he found himself second in the 2013 French Open final against Rafael Nadal. Nonetheless, Ferrer had a glittering career and also won the Davis Cup three times with Spain. He hung up his racket in 2019 after earning a total of $31,483,911 (£25.9m) in career prize money.

7) Alexander Zverev – $32,407,055

• Total Career Prizes: $32,407,055 (£26.7m)
• Total career singles titles: 19
• Total career Grand Slam singles titles: 0
• Highest rank: 2

Alexander Zverev (Photo: Marianne Bevis)

Alexander Zverev (Photo: Marianne Bevis)

German Alexander Zverev turned professional in 2013 and had an immediate impact on the ATP Tour. To date, he has won 19 career singles titles and reached the final of a grand slam – the 2020 US Open, where he lost to Dominic Thiem. Perhaps Zverev’s greatest achievement at the time of writing was winning Olympic tennis gold in singles at Tokyo 2020. As of August 2022, Zverev had won a total of $32,407,055 (26. £7million) in career prize money, but the German still has plenty of years ahead of him at the top level.

6) Stan Wawrinka – $35,058,754

• Total Career Prizes: $35,058,754 (£28.9m)
• Total career singles titles: 16
• Total career Grand Slam singles titles: 3
• Highest rank: 3

Stan Wawrinka

Stan Wawrinka (Photo: Marianne Bevis)

Swiss Stan Wawrinka turned pro in 2002 and although he was in the shadow of Roger Federer for much of his career, he still managed to win a very impressive 16 career titles, including three Grand Slam. Wawrinka won his first Grand Slam title in 2014 when he triumphed over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final. He then followed that up by winning the French Open and the US Open the following years. He also won a gold medal for Switzerland in doubles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics alongside partner Federer. In total, Wawrinka has won $35,058,754 (£28.9m) in tennis career prize money.

5) Pete Sampras – $43,280,489

• Total Career Prizes: $43,280,489 (£35.6m)
• Total career singles titles: 64
• Total career Grand Slam singles titles: 14
• Highest rank: 1

Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras (Photo: Images of China / Imagine China Limited / depositphotos.com)

One of the greatest players of all time, former world number one Pete Sampras won 14 Grand Slam titles during a distinguished career that spanned 14 years. He has won 14 Grand Slam titles, including the first at the US Open in 1990. Sampras, who was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007, won 13 other major titles and also won the Davis Cup twice. with the United States. In total, the American took home $43,280,489 (£35.6m) in tennis career prize money.

4) Andy Murray – $62,920,921

• Total Career Prizes: $62,920,921 (£51.8m)
• Total career singles titles: 46
• Total career Grand Slam singles titles: 3
• Highest rank: 1

Andy Murray

Andy Murray (Photo: Marianne Bevis)

Andy Murray made history by winning the US Open in 2012 and ended Britain’s 76-year wait for a men’s Grand Slam singles champion. The Scotsman turned professional in 2005 and quickly established himself on the ATP Tour, winning a total of 46 career titles. Murray would go on to win a total of three Grand Slam titles, including two at Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016. He also tasted Olympic glory twice, winning singles gold at London 2012 and Rio 2016. In total, the former world no. won has won $62,920,921 (£51.8m) in career prize money.

3) Roger Federer – $130,594,339

• Total Career Prizes: $130,594,339 (£107.6m)
• Total career singles titles: 103
• Total career Grand Slam singles titles: 20
• Highest rank: 1

Roger Federer

Roger Federer (Photo: Marianne Bevis)

Roger Federer is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. After turning professional in 1998, the Swiss won his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003. Federer would go on to win 20 major titles in total. He also won a gold medal in doubles at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. To date, Federer has won a total of 103 career singles titles and earned a total of $130,594,339 (107.6 million pounds sterling) in career price.

2) Raphael Nadal – $131,338,131

• Total Career Prizes: $131,338,131 (£108.1m)
• Total career singles titles: 92
• Total career Grand Slam singles titles: 22
• Highest rank: 1

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal (Photo: Marianne Bevis)

Rafael Nadal made history in January 2022 when he won the Australian Open for the second time to claim his 21st career Grand Slam title. The Spaniard then followed that up by winning his 14th French Open crown to claim his 22nd major title. A former world number one, Nadal turned professional in 2001 and quickly developed a tantalizing rivalry with Roger Federer. Nadal also won singles gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The Spaniard has won a total of 92 career singles titles and won an impressive sum of $131,338,131 (£108.1m ) in tennis prices.

1) Novak Djokovic – $158,996,253

• Total Career Prizes: $158,996,253 (£130.9m)
• Total career singles titles: 88
• Total career Grand Slam singles titles: 21
• Highest rank: 1

Novak Djokovic

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (Photo: Marianne Bevis)

Topping the list is Novak Djokovic, who has won a staggering $158,996,253 (£130.9m) prize money in his career so far. The Serb turned professional in 2003 and won his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in 2008. He has won 88 career singles titles, including 21 Grand Slam crowns. His most successful major has been the Australian Open, where he has won nine titles at the time of writing. Djokovic is yet to secure an Olympic gold medal, having won bronze at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

You can also check out the 10 highest paid female tennis players of all time in our separate article.

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