Roger Federer has set a few records in the 2017 season, including a total of six titles and a win-to-loss statistic of 45-4 . These have been great wins, as they have translated to addition to his earnings from tournaments.
The world no. 2 earned more than $10 million in prize money from tournaments this year, which will allow him to overcome Novak Djokovic in the career prize money list by the end of the season. Federer earned $109,387,410 in career prize money as of Monday, 23rd October, before the start of the Swiss Indoors in Basel.
He is very close to the Serbian, who has earned $109,805,403 in his career up to now, and will compete again only in Abu Dhabi in December 2017. By winning the Basel title for the eighth time, Federer would earn €395,850 ($464,589), and he would overtake Djokovic by a difference of $46,000.
Rafael Nadal who has earned $91 million so far is third in the list, behind Djokovic and Federer. In 2016, Djokovic became the first tennis player to cross the $100 million threshold, but this year he only earned $2 million, while Federer had one of the best seasons on the Tour since his first peak in 2005-06.
Federer is the "King" of tennis in terms of endorsements as well, as he earned $58 million from June 2016 to June 2017, while Djokovic followed suit with $37.6 million. Story by Forbes ALSO READ: Roger Federer: 'Rafa Nadal deserves to be no. 1. Priority is Basel, London'