Roger Federer keeps breaking records and milestones, not only in terms of tennis history, but money too. By defeating Alexander Zverev on Tuesday at the ATP Finals in London to win his second round robin match, the Swiss's career prize money got up to $110,235,682, which is now around $174,000 more than Tiger Woods, who until earlier this week was the top-earning sportsman in terms of career prize money.
The 14-time golf Major champion hasn't had a lot of success since 2009, he has also played consistently on the Tour for several years and so his earnings dropped a lot. Instead, this year, Federer had one of his best seasons.
He played 12 tournaments including ATP Finals, won seven titles and can still bring home the eighth. By winning the year-end event for the seventh time in career, without losing any of the five matches he would play, Federer's career prize money would be $112,300,000, and his year prize money $13,500,000, more than any other player on the Tour (Nadal is second with $12,700,000).
Money is a motivation, but making fans happy and enjoying the tennis environment is another one too for Federer, who in a recent Wilson ad said: 'If it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't still be playing today. So thank you guys.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer and his off-court time: 'Since 2008, I've cut with sports'