'Roger Federer is one of the icons in fashion', says young ATP ace

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'Roger Federer is one of the icons in fashion', says young ATP ace

World number one Novak Djokovic recently claimed his 20th Grand Slam title at the 2021 Wimbledon Championship. He is now tied with his two arch rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, on the Grand Slam tally. In such a situation, the debate has started once again about who is the best tennis player of all time.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal could have some statistics going for them. However, it is Roger Federer who is still the best player when it comes to earnings and endorsement deals even at the age of 40. It is for the 16th consecutive year that he remains the highest paid tennis player.

In the last twelve months, Federer made around $ 90.6 million. Interestingly, $ 90 million of those earnings came from his off-court endorsement deals and he made just $ 0.6 million playing tennis. This clearly reveals that even though he is getting older, he is still the best face in sport for big business.

By contrast, Djokovic and Nadal made $ 38 million and $ 23 million respectively during the same period. So even if you combine his winnings, they will still fall short of Federer's.

Musetti pays tribute to Roger Federer

Italian teenager Lorenzo Musetti recently revealed that he considers Roger Federer to be his inspiration when it comes to his fashion choices.

"Roger Federer (is my fashion inspiration)," Musetti said. "Even if he doesn’t show too much, he is one of the icons in fashion. His look is always elegant, simple but classic and elegant. I try to copy him a little bit and I think it is working." Lorenzo Musetti went on to claim that for non-tennis matters, Roger Federer has always served as his inspiration.

"My inspiration off the court was always Roger," the Italian added. As these three athletes are the superstars of our sport, we take a look at who has the largest fan following on social media. On Instagram, Roger Federer has 8.6 million followers, Novak Djokovic has 9.1 million followers and Rafael Nadal has 11.8 million followers.

Moving on to Twitter, the Swiss ace has 12.7 million followers, the Serbian machine has 8.8 million followers and the Spanish star has 15.6 million followers. On Facebook, Federer has 18.5 million followers, Djokovic has 10.3 million followers and Nadal has 14.8 million followers.

When Roger Federer was into his 19th year in 2000, he made the fourth round at Roland Garros, suffered an opening-round exit at Wimbledon and progressed to the third round of the US Open.