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The 10 highest paid tennis stars

Last updated on: August 26, 2022 12:45 IST
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Former world number one Roger Federer retained his place at the top of the list of the world's highest paid tennis players for a 17th year despite not playing a match for nearly 14 months.

Federer, 41, has not featured since Wimbledon last year after he had another operation on his knee, which has bothered the Swiss great in the twilight of his career.

 

However, the 20-times Grand Slam champion still raked in an estimated $90 million before taxes and agents' fees over the last 12 months to top the list, with the money coming from "endorsements, appearances and other business endeavours", Forbes has revealed.

Japan's Naomi Osaka, who has won four majors, is second on the list after making around $56.2 million in the past year.

She is the highest-paid female tennis player, earning more than 23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, who is set to retire after the US Open that begins next week.

Williams has earned $35.1 million this year, edging former men's number ones Rafael Nadal ($31.4 million) and Novak Djokovic ($27.1 million).

US Open champion Emma Raducanu made her debut on the list after she shot to stardom last year when she became the first qualifier in the Open Era to capture a Grand Slam title.

The British teenager is sixth on the list with $21.1 million while men's US Open champion and world number one Daniil Medvedev is seventh with $19.3 million.

Kei Nishikori ($13.2 million) and Venus Williams ($12 million) are eighth and ninth while Spanish sensation Carlos Alcaraz ($10.9 million) rounds off the top 10.

Check out the top 10 highest-paid tennis players in the world:

1. Roger Federer

Total Earnings: $90 million
On-Field Earnings: $0 million
Off-Field Earnings: $90 million

2. Naomi Osaka

Total Earnings: $56.2 million
On-Field Earnings: $1.2 million
Off-Field Earnings: $55 million

3. Serena Williams

Total Earnings: $35.1 million
On-Field Earnings: $0.1 million
Off-Field Earnings: $35 million

4. Rafael Nadal

Total Earnings: $31.4 million
On-Field Earnings: $6.4 million
Off-Field Earnings: $25 million

5. Novak Djokovic

Total Earnings: $27.1 million
On-Field Earnings: $7.1 million
Off-Field Earnings: $20 million

6. Emma Raducanu

Total Earnings: $21.1 million
On-Field Earnings: $3.1 million
Off-Field Earnings: $18 million

7. Daniil Medvedev

Total Earnings: $19.3 million
On-Field Earnings: $7.3 million
Off-Field Earnings: $12 million

8. Kei Nishikori

Total Earnings: $13.2 million
On-Field Earnings: $0.2 million
Off-Field Earnings: $13 million

9. Venus Williams

Total Earnings: $12 million
On-Field Earnings: $0.03 million
Off-Field Earnings: $12 million

10. Carlos Alcaraz

Total Earnings: $10.9 million
On-Field Earnings: $5.9 million
Off-Field Earnings: $5 million

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