Roger Federer is the highest paid tennis player in 2022

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Roger Federer is the highest paid tennis player in 2022

Roger Federer, according to a report released by the Sportico porta, which studies the economic side of sport, is the highest paid tennis player in the world in 2022. With his 85.7 million dollars earned in the period considered, the former world number 1 surpassed all his other colleagues, women and men, on this list, where he ranks eighth globally out of the 100 athletes considered practicing the different disciplines.

So how does Federer manage to position himself as a record holder in this special ranking? The answer lies in the fact that only $ 700,000 comes from game winnings, which means that the remaining 85 million come from sponsorships, which allowed him to enter the top 10 of the highest paid sportsmen in the world.

The $ 85 million of the 20-time Grand Slam champion is among the highest earnings in the world, right after basketball legend LeBron James.

Roger Federer will come back at the Laver Cup and in Basel

The very Swiss champion Roger Federer, who will turn 41 in August, played his last official match on 7 July 2021, when he capitulated at Wimbledon in three sets in the quarter-finals against Hubert Hurkacz.

Since then, he has been stopped in the pits due to the third operation on his right knee. In an interview last March 5 on the occasion of the women's Super-G in Lenzerheide (Switzerland), a new appointment of the Alpine Skiing World Cup for sprinters from all over the world, Federer had released the following words: "I'm fine.

I walked on crutches for two months and had to start all over again. It was still the right thing to do. The knee was no longer going as it should after the Wimbledon tournament. He couldn't go on like this." He is now eagerly awaiting his new return to the field first at the Laver Cup (23-25 ​​September) and then in Basel (22-30 October) where, during his career, he has triumphed on ten occasions: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010.

, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019. In addition, the Swiss Indoor was also the last trophy raised by Roger Federer in his career, number 103 to be exact.