These are the world’s 10 highest-paid tennis players, according to Forbes

  • While Novak Djokovic may be considered the world's number one tennis player, he isn't the world's highest-paid; Federer earned over $100 million between June 2019 and 2020 according to Forbes.

  • Federer is also the world's highest-paid sportsman, earning more than Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, and LeBron James.

  • Below are the 10 highest-paid tennis players from the period between June 2019 and June 2020, according to Forbes data.
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While Novak Djokovic may be considered the world's number one tennis player, he isn't the world's highest paid; Djokovic is paid far less than Roger Federer, despite the latter placing fourth in the ATP rankings.

Federer holds a number of records and his pre-tax earnings surpassed $100 million between June 2019 and 2020 according to Forbes.

Not only is he the highest-paid tennis player; he's also the highest-paid sportsman in the world, according to Forbes.

He's paid more in annual pre-tax earnings than soccer players Cristiano Ronaldo ($105 million), Lionel Messi ($104 million), Neymar ($95.5 million), and basketball player LeBron James ($88.2 million).

By comparison, Rafael Nadal managed to take home $26 million from advertising contracts over the course of a year. That said, he had the biggest tournament winnings out of all tennis players — $14 million in total — ahead of both Djokovic and women's number one Ashleigh Barty.

Below are the 10 highest-paid tennis players from the period between June 2019 and June 2020, according to Forbes data compiled by Statista:

10. Simona Halep — $10.9M

Tournament wins: $6.9 million

Advertising contracts: $4 million

9. Dominic Thiem — $11.1M

Tournament wins: $7.1 million

Advertising contracts: $4 million

8. Daniil Medvedev — $11.8M

Tournament wins: $7.3 million

Advertising contracts: $4.5 million

7. Ashleigh Barty — $13.1M

Tournament wins: $10.1 million

Advertising contracts: $3 million

6. Kei Nishikori — $32.1M

Tournament wins: $1.1 million

Advertising contracts: $31 million

5. Serena Williams — $36M

Tournament wins: $4 million

Advertising contracts: $32 million

4. Naomi Osaka — $37.4M

Tournament wins: $3.4 million

Advertising contracts: $34 million

3. Rafael Nadal — $40 million

Tournament wins: $14 million

Advertising contracts: $26 million

2. Novak Djokovic — $44.6M

Tournament wins: $12.6 million

Advertising contracts: $32 million

1. Roger Federer — $106.3M

Tournament wins: $6.3 million

Advertising contracts: $100 million

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