ATP top 10 prize-money earners in 2022: Novak Djokovic leads the way as Nick Kyrgios cracks top 10

Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic topped the list of ATP top 10 prize-money earners in 2022 on the back of his massive payday at the ATP Finals, but he came up well short of his own record for most prize money won during a single season.

Despite playing in only 11 tournaments this year, the 21-time Grand Slam winner collected $9,934,582 with the bulk of that coming from his unbeaten ATP Finals title-run and Wimbledon trophy.

That $9,9m figure is some way off his record-breaking season in 2015 when he walked away with $21,146,145 in prize-money earnings.

This year’s list also features the usual suspects like Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas, but there are also a few newcomers to the top 10.

ATP top 10 prize-money earners in 2022

10. Nick Kyrgios (Australia) – $3,490,464 (Singles: $2,916,349, Doubles: $574,115)

The 2022 campaign was Kyrgios’ best-ever season in terms of prize-money earnings as his previous best season was in 2017 when he won just over $1,9m.

The Australian pocketed £1,050,000 (roughly $1,259m) for finishing runner-up to Djokovic at Wimbledon while his run to the US Open quarter-final earned him $445,000. He also shared $454,000 with Thanasi Kokkinakis for winning the Australian Open men’s doubles title.

Kyrgios doubled up at the Citi Open and earned $342,800 for winning the singles title and $119,980 (per team) for his doubles victory alongside Jack Sock.

9. Daniil Medvedev (Russia) – $4,178,524 (Singles: $4,146,312, Doubles: $32,212)

Finishing runner-up at the Australian Open grew Medvedev’s bank balance by A$1,575,000 ($1,059,478) while he also won the Los Cabos Open and Erste Bank Open.

The Russian also finished runner-up at the Rosmalen Championships and Halle Open while he reached the semi-final of the Cincinnati Masters.

8. Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada) – $4,186,042 (Singles: $4,107,342, Doubles: $78,700)

The Canadian won his maiden ATP Tour singles title at the Rotterdam Open in February and added another three trophies to his collection in October.

Besides his title wins, his best paydays were at the Australian Open when he earned A$538,500 ($362,500) for reaching the quarter-final and €249,740 ($168,100) for his semi-final appearance at the Paris Masters. There were also runs to the quarter-final in four ATP Masters 1000 events.

7. Andrey Rublev (Russia) – $4,229,954 (Singles: $4,106,247, Doubles: $123,707)

The 25-year-old won four titles in 2022 with the biggest the ATP 500 Dubai Tennis Championships that came with a $523,740 cheque while his earnings for his three ATP 250 events were under $100,000 each.

However, he did pick up $445,000 at the US Open and $396,000 at the French Open for his runs to the quarter-final while he also reached the semi-final of the ATP Finals, Indian Wells Open and Madrid Open.

6. Taylor Fritz (United States) – $4,570,481 (Singles: $4,489,807, Doubles: $80,674)

The rising American star’s biggest title to date came at the Indian Wells Open in March when he defeated Rafael Nadal in the final and earned $1,231,245 for his efforts. He also won the ATP 500 Japan Open and ATP 250 Eastbourne International.

His quarter-final appearance at Wimbledon saw him add £310,000 ($374,000) to his bank account while he also reached the semi-final of the ATP Finals and quarter-finals of the Monte-Carlo Masters and Cincinnati Masters.

Taylor Fritz and Rafael Nadal.

5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) – $5,648,416 (Singles: $5,479,442, Doubles: $168,974)

The Greek started his year by picking up A$895,000 ($609,000) for reaching the semi-final of the Australian Open and that was followed by a cheque of €836,355 ($872,000) for winning the Monte-Carlo Masters.

Tsitsipas also finished runner-up at the Italian Open and Cincinnati Masters and was a semi-finalist at the Paris Masters. It is his second-best year for earnings as back in 2019 he won $7,488,927.

4. Casper Ruud (Norway) – $6,942,316 (Singles: $6,930,042, Doubles: $12,274)

The Norwegian banked $2,156,600 after finishing runner-up at the ATP Finals while he earned €1,100,000 ($1,146,000) for reaching the French Open final and $1,300,000 after losing the US Open final against Carlos Alcaraz.

Ruud, though, did win three titles this year as he lifted trophies at the Argentina Open, Geneva Open and Swiss Open, but those earnings were slim in comparison to his ATP Finals and Grand Slam cheques.

3. Rafael Nadal (Spain) – $7,442,076 (Singles: $7,440,806, Doubles: $1,270)

The tennis icon won two Grand Slams yet he is only good enough to finish third place on the list. His Australian Open title came with a ($2,071m) cheque and his French Open win earned him another $2,36m.

His other earnings came from his run to the semi-final at Wimbledon ($657,000), his runner’s-up finish at the Indian Wells Open ($646,110) and his Mexican Open win ($314,455).

2. Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) – $7,655,130 (Singles: $7,627,613, Doubles: $27,517)

The 19-year-old Alcaraz had earned “only” $1,727,312 in prize money over his short career before the start of the year, but he has taken that tally to $9,382,442 after his record-breaking season.

He became the youngest player to be crowned world No 1 after winning the US Open, which saw him collect $2,6m while his Miami Open win came with a $1,231,245 cheque and his Madrid Open title was worth $1,096,960. He also won the Rio Open ($317,400) and Barcelona Open ($491,993).

Not bad for someone playing in only his second full season on the ATP Tour.

1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) – $9,934,582 (Singles: $9,934,582)

Djokovic missed some big events this year, including the Australian Open, US Open, Indian Wells Masters and Miami Open, and his biggest payday came at the ATP Finals as he collected a cheque of $4,740,300 – the biggest in tennis history – for winning the tournament undefeated.

At Wimbledon as he earned $2,3m for winning a seventh title at the All England Club while he also boosted his bank account with $859,000 (€836,355) for winning the Italian Open.

Djokovic’s career earnings now stand at $164,691,308 with Nadal second on $132,403,671 and the retired Roger Federer third with $130,594,339.

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