The sport of tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world, having a huge ability to entertain the masses and to produce numerous star athletes.
Some of the highest-paid athletes in the world are tennis players. With earning enormous salaries and having many sponsors, endorsements, and even businesses, it’s no wonder that’s the case.
Want to know who the highest paid tennis players in the world are? Let’s find out!
Total Earnings – $90.6 million
Prize money – $0.6 million
Endorsements – $90 million
Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis player, considered one of the Big 3 (along with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic). He is on almost every list that showcases the best players in the world.
Throughout the 2010s, he continued to hold his position in the top three, still holding the record for the most consecutive weeks spent as world No. 1.
Federer is currently 41 years old. He has won 20 grand slams and 103 ATP titles. His net worth is estimated to be over £372 million.
Total Earnings – $60.1 million
Prize money – $5.1 million
Endorsements – $55 million
Naomi Osaka is a Japanese tennis player. She is one of the most prolific female tennis players in the world.
Osaka is one of the first Asian tennis players to reach the top rankings in tennis, having reached No. 1 position on the WTA Ranking list in 2019.
Naomi Osaka is 24 and has won four grand slams so far. However, in the past year, she only played on one Grand Slam and afterwards said that she is not enjoying tennis as in the past.
Total Earnings – $41.8 million
Prize money – $1.8 million
Endorsements – $40 million
Currently 40 years old, Serena Williams has participated and won titles at such tournaments as the Australian Open and Wimbledon, where she has shown an impressive form in almost every set she has played.
Serena Williams is one of the richest tennis players in the world. She has been listed as the third-richest tennis player globally and one of the top 10 highest-paid tennis players of all time.
Serena has won 23 Grand Slam titles. Her total net worth is estimated to be over £156 million.
Total Earnings – $38 million
Prize money – $8 million
Endorsements – $30 million
Novak Djokovic is a 34-year-old Serbian tennis player. Considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Djokovic has won 20 Grand Slam titles and 86 ATP titles.
Djokovic holds the record for spending the most weeks as world No. 1, which currently stands at 358 weeks. His net worth is close to £164 million.
Total Earnings – $27 million
Prize money – $4 million
Endorsements – $23 million
Rafael Nadal is a Spanish tennis player. He has won 21 Grand Slam titles and 89 ATP titles throughout his career.
Nadal has held the No. 1 ranking at one point but is currently ranked number 5 by the Association of Tennis Professionals.
Currently, Rafael Nadal is 35 and holds the record for winning the most Grand Slam titles. His net worth is around £164 million.
Total Earnings – $26 million
Prize money – $1 million
Endorsements – $25 million
Kei Nishikori is a Japanese tennis player who is currently only the second male player from Japan to be ranked in the top five players in singles.
Nishikori is 32 years old. His highest ranking on the ATP Tour Ranking list is No. 4, which he reached in 2015. Currently, Nishikori’s rank is No. 45.
Nishikori still has no Grand Slam titles but holds a total of 12 ATP titles. His net worth is estimated to be around £18 million.
Total Earnings – $13.9 million
Prize money – $5.9 million
Endorsements – $8 million
Daniil Medvedev is a Russian tennis player currently ranked No. 2 in the ATP Rankings. He has won one Grand Slam title and 13 ATP titles so far.
He is currently 25 years old and will celebrate his 26th birthday on 11 February. He was born in Moscow in 1996.
Medvedev’s earnings and endorsements have helped him amass almost £15 million.
Total Earnings – $8.9 million
Prize money – $4.9 million
Endorsements – $4 million
Dominic Thiem is a 28-year-old Austrian tennis player who is currently ranked No. 37 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He is one of the world’s highest-paid tennis players.
He became the number 3 tennis player globally in 2020, which is currently his highest ranking.
So far, Thiem has won one Grand Slam title and 17 ATP titles. His net worth is estimated to be over £12 million.
Total Earnings – $8.1 million
Prize money – $4.1 million
Endorsements – $4 million
Stephanos Tsitsipas is a Greek tennis player ranked No. 4 in the ATP ranking. His highest ranking is No. 3, which he reached in 2021.
Tsitsipas is only 23 years old and is the youngest player to reach the top 10 ranking within the ATP. He has yet to win a Grand Slam title, but he has won 7 ATP titles so far.
He is currently estimated to be worth over £8 million.
Total Earnings – $5.8 million
Prize money – $3.8 million
Endorsements – $2 million
Ashleigh Barty is an Australian tennis player. She is currently ranked No. 1 in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association.
At just 25 years of age, Barty has managed to win 3 Grand Slam titles and is considered one of Australia’s best tennis players ever.
Her estimated net worth is around £12 million. However, her net worth is expected to grow due to her win at the 2022 Australian Open.
These 10 tennis players are among the best tennis players in the world. This is because so many of them have accomplished so much during their long careers and have set seemingly unbreakable records, while others have only begun to set them.
However, they all have one thing in common—having won numerous titles and accolades, they have managed to earn a significant amount of money thanks to their talent and hard work.
As a result, many of these tennis players have been and continue to be ranked as the highest-paid tennis players.