Roger Federer may well be the greatest men’s tennis player of all time, but he surprisingly does not lead the list of highest earners.
Novak Djokovic, the 12-time grand slam champion, may have fewer titles than his Swiss rival but his dominance over the past half-decade or so, just as prize money has increased sees him top the list of all-time earners.
The US Open is set to bring the curtain down on the Grand Slam calendar in some style, with a record £38.5million in prize money to be handed out come the end of the competition.
The funds are set to be shared among some less familiar names this year, with the likes of Serena Williams, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic missing from the main draws.and Federer , Shrapova And Venus has already out of Us Open .
The Serb has claimed $109.8m (£83m) in on-court earnings, compared to Federer in second ($107.8) and Rafael Nadal in third ($86.2m), according to figures revealed by Business Insider.
Highlighting the disparity between male and female tennis players is Serena Williams, who has won 23 grand slam titles (compared to Federer’s 19), in fourth place with $84.4m.
Her sister Venus is the second-highest earning women’s player with $37.9m while Maria Sharapova is third on $36.5m
Britain’s Andy Murray is fifth on the overall list, having earned $60.8m through his three grand slams and 45 other titles.
1. Novak Djokovic – $109.8m
2. Roger Federer – $107.7m
3. Rafael Nadal – $86.2m
4. Serena Williams – $84.4m
5. Andy Murray – $60.8m
6. Pete Sampras – $43.2m
7. Venus Williams – $37.9m
8. Maria Sharapova – $36.5m
9. Andre Agassi – $31.1m
10. David Ferrer – $30.6m
11. Stan Wawrinka – $30.6m
12. Victoria Azarenka – $28.4m
13. Tomas Berdych – $28m
14. Agnieszka Radwańska – $26.6m
15. Boris Becker – $25m
16. Kim Clijsters – $24.4m
17. Caroline Wozniacki – $24.2m
18. Martina Hingis – $23.9m
19. Yevgeny Kafelnikov – $23.8m
20. Svetlana Kuznetsova – $23.8m