Roger Federer continues to prepared the ground regardless of his prolonged damage layoff
Roger Federer continues to rake in probably the most cash in tennis regardless that the Swiss icon stays sidelined with a long-term knee damage, based on a brand new record by Forbes journal.
Posting its conventional chart on the eve of the US Open, Forbes named the most important tennis earners throughout the earlier 12 months.
There have been loads of acquainted faces on the record but in addition rising begins hinting at the place the game’s future lies.
Federer, 41, introduced in an estimated $90 million up to now 12 months earlier than taxes and brokers’ charges have been considered.
The entirety of that that haul is made up of sponsorship and different earnings, with not a single dollar made in prize cash.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner has not performed competitively since Wimbledon in the summertime of 2021 after scuffling with a knee damage, however is concentrating on an autumn comeback to the courtroom.
His funds have hardly suffered within the meantime as Federer enjoys bumper pay from offers with the likes of Rolex, Uniqlo and a share of Swiss working shoe model On.
Second on the record – and by a long way – is Japanese ladies’s ace Naomi Osaka.
The four-time Grand Slam winner has seen diminished returns on courtroom in latest months, however – like Federer – has a wholesome sponsorship portfolio with corporations reminiscent of Nike and her her skincare line Kinlò.
That has helped the 24-year-old pocket $56.2 million for the 12 months in query, with $55 million of that coming off the courtroom.
Serena Williams, who is about to retire after the upcoming US Open, is third on the record with $35.1 million – simply $100,000 got here by way of prize cash.
Further down, Spanish nice Rafael Nadal’s earnings is considerably extra steadiness as $6.4 million of his complete $31.4 million earnings got here from success on the courtroom.
So far in 2022, Nadal has taken his file males’s Grand Slam singles title haul to 22 with titles on the Australian and French Opens.
Generational rival Novak Djokovic – banned from two Grand Slams this 12 months due to his standing as unvaccinated in opposition to Covid-19 – is listed as quantity 5 by Forbes with $27.1 million total, together with $7.1 million in on-court earnings.
British teenager Emma Raducanu has cashed in on her gorgeous run to the US Open title in 2021 by incomes a complete $21.1 million to place her at quantity six.
The 19-year-old received $3.1 million on courtroom however was lavished with sponsorship presents after her unlikely success ended the UK’s lengthy look ahead to a feminine Grand Slam singles champion.
Raducanu has signed offers with the likes of Evian, British Airways, Porsche and Tiffany up to now 12 months.
Russian tennis makes an entry on the record at quantity seven within the type of reigning US Open champion and present ATP world primary Daniil Medvedev.
The Moscow-born star, 26, has received $7.3 million on courtroom – the very best quantity on the record – however has boosted his annual coffers to $19.3 million by way of sponsorship with corporations together with Lacoste, BMW and Chinese distillery Guojiao 1573.
Rounding out the highest ten are Japanese star Kei Nishikori on $13.2 million ($0.2 million on courtroom), American veteran Venus Williams on $12 million ($0.03 million on courtroom), and rising Spanish teenage star Carlos Alcaraz on $10.9 million ($5.9 million on courtroom).