Roger Federer Named Richest Tennis Player by Forbes Magazine

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 | 0


In 1998, a 17-year-old boy from Switzerland came into the limelight by winning both singles and doubles title at the junior Wimbledon Championships. The title, of course, intimidated that the bloke loved to smash it hard on the grass. But, hardly did anybody know that he would grow up to become the Roger Federer.

Today, he is not only one of the most successful tennis players of all time, but also one of the most-admired human beings. 17 Grand Slams, World No. 1 for 302 odd weeks, Gold medal at the Olympics and what not. What an incredible journey it’s been for the Swiss!

In the process, he’s earned immense eminence. No matter the sport interests you or not, it’s certain that his face is not that of a stranger to you. Besides the on-court drills, he’s not an unfamiliar person to the world of endorsements. Added advantage to his pockets, isn’t it?

That said, the Forbes named Federer as the richest tennis player in the world, accounting to his salaries, bonus prizes and endorsement revenues from June 1, 2014 to June 1, 2015 that comprise an aggregate of a whopping $60 million. Jeez!

Don’t get pulsated. The breakdown might further skip a beat in your heart. Out of $60 million, $58 million have come from the endorsements alone, while the official prize money pays for just $2 million. Hang on, aren’t you dreaming of signing up with renowned companies like Nike, Rolex, Sunrise, Credit Suisse, and Mercedes Benz? Well even though you might want you, not everybody could be a Federer.

Justifying his pick at the fifth position overall, Forbes said: “After seeing his world ranking drop to No. 7 in 2013, Federer rebounded last year and finished the year ranked second. He continues to be among the world’s best players 17 years after he turned pro.

“He holds the records for most singles Grand Slam wins (17) and career prize money ($90 million). He appeared in a staggering 18 out of 19 Grand Slam finals between 2005 and 2010.”


Moving on, the list of richest athletes also encompasses the likes of Novak Djokovic (13) and Rafael Nadal (22). In the women’s section, Maria Sharapova (26) tops the list, while Serena Williams (47) also holds on a spot in the elite list.

Someone rightly said that the sport of tennis begins with love, but now he may not refrain from the fact that it ends with oodles of love.







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Mass Media student from the University of Mumbai. Also, a huge Cricket enthusiast and a Tennis fanatic, with a smattering of other sports.

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