'If Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal aren't there...', says legend



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'If Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal aren't there...', says legend

Like every summer, Forbes Magazine conducts an analysis of the income earned by elite athletes over the past 12 months. Although it was a complicated time due to the financial recession that the world experienced due to the coronavirus pandemic, the reality is that several tennis players did not suffer a drop in their earnings.

In that sense, Roger Federer led the ranking with a total of $ 90.6 million raised. Logically, most of that number is due to advertising deals and not what was produced within a track. Then Naomi Osaka (60.1 million) and Serena Williams (41.8) are the two who complete the podium.

In addition, the Swiss is the only tennis player to make the top 10 among all athletes (# 7).

Woodbridge comments on the Big 3

Todd Woodbridge spoke about Novak Djokovic's rivalry with fellow Big 3 members Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, pointing out that the trio had challenged each other throughout their careers.

The Aussie further claimed athletes need the motivation that comes from such long-standing rivalries, which is why he believes Djokovic would be hoping for Nadal and Federer to return soon. "I'm not suggesting Novak will fall off a cliff, because he'll still have the goal of winning a 21st Slam," Woodbridge continued.

"But I think Novak would love it if Rafa came back to challenge him, because that's the type of motivation an athlete needs. If Rafa and Roger aren't there, that's a much tougher assignment for Novak. I felt that we saw the real human side of it when Novak openly wept before the match was over.

We saw inside of Novak, in a way we haven't previously," Woodbridge said. "We know the intensity, and the discipline, and the ultra-strong facade of Novak, but we saw him break." Late in 2019, Roger Federer invested in ON shoes.

It is a Swiss company that specializes in making running shoes and the 20-time champion has invested in the company. Recently, the company went public on the New York Stock Exchange and the prices of the shares jumped by 47%.

The company has been valued at a whopping $11.35 billion. It wasn’t the best preparation for him entering the Wimbledon Championships. Unfortunately, he lost in the quarterfinal to Hubert Hurkacz, though he did well to even reach that stage.

Since then, he has not been seen and issued a statement of ending his season. We hope to see him back competing on the courts again.