Tennis is considered to be the sport which pays big to the players, especially who plays professionally. Be it rising star like Andy Murray or legendary players like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, the players who considered superstars for their game are for their annual income. Besides their magic with the racket, these superstars are paid handsomely by the ATP and WTP tours. numerous sponsorship’s from brands like Mike, Rolex, Mercedes-Benz and many more play a key role in boosting their income. The sponsors happily sign cheques with big amounts to their brand ambassadors, who receive the same adulation as Hollywood celebrities do.
Top 10 Highest Paid Tennis Players
Standing at the top of our list of highest paid tennis players 2016 is the Swiss International, Roger Federer. he earned a total of $52 million in endorsements from various companies like Nike, Rolex and Credit Suisse and also achieved $4.2 million as the prize money which collectively earned him a total of $56.2 million this year. He already won 82 career titles till date, which is the third-highest in the Open Era. His career is decorated with five US Open titles and also seven Wimbledon titles.
Nadal the king at clay courts, is the finalist in our list of highest paid tennis players 2016. He earned a total of $30 million in endorsements from various companies like Gillette, Rolex, Mercedes-Benz, Lindt and Moët & and also achieved $14.5 million as the prize money which collectively earned him a total of $44.5 million this year. He already won 64 career titles till date which is the fifth highest in the Open Era. Nadal has record nine French Open titles and also two Wimbledon titles.
Djokovic stands 3rd in the list of highest paid tennis players 2016. The Serbian International has been the Giant killer for last few seasons defeating both Nadal and Federer in finals.
This year he earns a total of $33.1 million which includes $21 million from various companies he endorsed and $12.1 million worth of prize money. His major sponsors who endorse him including mega brands like Mercedes-Benz, Audemars Piguet, Sergio Tacchini, FitLine. He holds the current world’s best position with his 47 career titles. So far, he has won four Australian Open title titles and also the Wimbledon title twice.
The number 4th contender of our list of highest-paid tennis players 2016 is Russian beauty, Maria Sharapova. Considering her performance, she is compared only second to her arch-rival Serena Williams. She won 33 WTA titles and 4 ITF Titles and She earned the 2004 Wimbledon title and the French Open two times.
She has earned $22 million off the court from her endorsements with Nike, Evian, Head, Samsung, Tag Heuer, Motorola, Tiffany and Land Rover and 2.4 million as the prize money which collectively earned her a total of $24.4 million this year.
On number 5th on the list of highest-paid tennis players, 2016 is Chinese professional tennis player, Li Na. She earned a total of $18 million from his off court endorsements from various companies and also achieved $5.6 million as the prize money which collectively earned her a total of $23.6 million this year. Li Na currently appears in many campaigns and TV commercials for many top leading companies such as Visa, Nike, Rolex, Samsung, Mercedes-Benz.
Riding on the 6th position on our list of highest paid tennis players 2016 is US tennis beauty Serena Williams. With an all time best of 64 WTA tour titles till date and six US Open titles and also five Wimbledon titles, Serena is surely the best female tennis player of this era. She earned a total of $11 million in endorsements from various companies and also achieved $11 million as the prize money which collectively earned her a total of $22 million this year. Serena Williams currently appears in many campaigns and TV commercials for several of her endorsers such as Nike, Wilson, Gatorade, Tampax, Hewlett-Packard, Kraft, and Puma.
Flying high on our list of highest-paid tennis players 2016 is legendary British Professional tennis player Andy Murray. He earned a total of $15 million in endorsements from various companies and also achieved $4.1 million as the prize money which collectively earned him a total of $19.1 million this year. Andy Murray currently endorses Adidas, Head rackets, Royal Bank of Scotland, Highland Spring, Jaguar, Rado watches. He has won 31 Carrer Titles so far in his career and 2012 U.S. Open and 2013 Wimbledon.
On number 8 on our list of highest-paid tennis players 2016, we have Belarusian professional tennis player Victoria Azarenka. This year she earned a total of $11.1 million which includes $7.5 million in endorsements from various companies and $3.6 million worth of prize money.
Victoria Azarenka appeared in various campaigns and TV commercials for several of her major sponsors which include megabrands like Nike, Esurance, Wilson, Red Bull and watchmaker Citizen. She has won 17 WTA and 1 ITF Titles. She obtained the Australian Open twice consecutively in 2012 and 2013.
Standing at number 9 in our list of highest paid tennis players 2016, we have Serbian international Ana Ivanovic. The summer of 2015 must not be a good one for her as she crashed out of the 1st round of the U.S. Open but that did not hamper her personal income as she ranked a total of $8.3 million in earnings. Along with the $1.8 million that Ivanovic took home in prize money, she picked up over $6 million in endorsement cash. She has 15 WTA and 5 ITF titles on her trophy list and she won the French Open IN 2008.
At number 10 on the list of highest paid tennis players 2016, is the tennis beauty Caroline Wozniacki. She earned a total of $10.8 million this year till date out of which he achieved $1.3 million as the prize money and also earned a total of $9.5 million in endorsements from various companies.
Caroline Wozniacki is endorsed to various top bands and currently appears in several campaigns and TV commercials for several of her endorsers such as Adidas, Yonex, Proactiv, Rolex and Sony Ericsson. She has won 22 WTA carriers and 4 ITF titles. She has participated in the U.S. Championship twice.
Tennis has given us many star players in the past and also given us big names like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal etc. The list goes on changing from year to year as many new names make an impact on the game. But, for now, all we can say is that be it the new-comers or the big fishes, the prominent names in the world or tennis are satisfied to feature among the 10 richest tennis players with their impressive career statistics.
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