Top 10: Biggest earning male tennis stars – where does Andy Murray rank?
Prize money in tennis is a big topic for debate right now, but who, according to the ATP, are the male players to have earned the most?
10. Boris Becker — $25,080,956
There is just something sort of brilliant about Boris Becker, isn’t there? The German is surely one of the most likeable characters ever seen on the ATP tour.
With six Grand Slam titles (Three Wimbledon, two Australian, and one US) and 49 titles to his name overall, it’s maybe no surprise to see him make the cut here.
9. Tomas Berdych — $28,777,463
With no Grand Slam titles to his name and only 13 titles overall, Berdych is a beacon of consistency.
Those titles are not the most prestigious on the tour either, but he always seems to turn up and give a decent account of himself.
He’s 32 now and it’s looking like his world ranking of 4 in 2015 will be his best.
8. David Ferrer — $31,017,909
36-year-old David Ferrer was once a world number three and is a veteran of over 1000 matches. That makes an impact on your bank balance, no matter what you achieve.
He has no Grand Slams to his name but 27 career titles is not to be sniffed at.
7. Stan Wawrinka — $30,955,510
Wawrinka may just be the most underrated player on the tour. You tend to forget that he is a Wimbledon title away from a career Grand Slam.
His earning have been hit by niggling injuries, but he hasn’t half done bad for himself, has he?
A former world number three, Stan has 16 titles to his name but that surely should be higher?
6. Andre Agassi — $31,152,975
60 titles including eight Grand Slams, the career Grand Slam, and generally being super cool and awesome in every way…
Yeah, it’s really no surprise to see Agassi still on this list so long after his retirement, despite the fact he played when prize money was a lot lower.
5. Pete Sampras — $43,280,489
I guess this is what 14 Grand Slam titles does for you. Even years after you’ve retired, it leaves you with only four guys to ever take home more prize money than you.
Sampras won 64 titles overall but famously never took home the French Open to complete the career Slam.
To be fair, his legend doesn’t need it.
4. Andy Murray — $60,807,644
A rather modest three Grand Slams compared to what tend to be considered his peers at the top of the modern game, but it’s not left Murray out-of-pocket by any means.
Murray has had some true legends in his path and his own time at the top cut short by injury, so he hasn’t had the best of luck really.
However, 45 career titles speaks for itself and obviously brings rewards.
3. Rafael Nadal $94,936,755
We are getting into the truly big bucks now, which possibly reflects inflation more than achievement.
Nadal’s amazing career of 14 Grand Slams and 75 titles to date mirrors that of Pete Samprass to a degree, but he’s been better rewarded for it.
Still, no one can say he hasn’t earned every last cent.
2. Novak Djokovic — $110,053,951
Djokovic has actually won fewer Grand Slams and overall titles than Nadal, but his earnings are higher.
Again, inflation accounts for that, given that Djokovic’s peak years came later than Nadal’s.
1. Roger Federer — $116,222,182
It’s all about volume with Federer.
The Swiss maestro has 20 Grand Slams to his name and a colossal 97 career titles.
And frankly, when you’re as good as Feds, you absolutely deserve to rake in the cash.
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