According to the latest data, former ATP number one Roger Federer is currently second in the all-time rankings in terms of career earnings: above him, standing at 130 million dollars, is the Serbian Novak Djokovic, with 146 million approximately.
Followed in this special list by Rafael Nadal (123 M) and the British Andy Murray (62 M). According to the most recent numbers from Forbes, Federer is the seventh athlete in the world in terms of earnings between 2020 and 2021: a whopping 90 million in total, making him the only tennis player in the top 10.
A figure that could easily surprise, given that from the Australian Open 2020 to date King Roger has played exclusively one tournament: the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha last March, where he lost to Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarter-finals after returning to success against British Daniel Evans.
In fact, the vast majority of his income comes from the numerous and profitable sponsors: Rolex, Credit Suisse, ON and Uniqlo, without considering his recent commitments also with Lindt, Barilla, Mercedes-Benz and Switzerland Tourism.
The first athlete in this ranking is martial arts expert Conor McGregor, with earnings of $ 180 million. Followed by footballers Lionel Messi (130M) and Cristiano Ronaldo (120M), Dak Prescott (107.5M), LeBron James (96.5M), Neymar (95M), the aforementioned Federer, Lewis Hamilton (82M) , Tom Brady (76M) and basketball player Kevin Durant (75M).
Roger is expected to return to the field in the next few days for the Geneva tournament, which he has never participated in. He will follow his engagement at Roland Garros in Paris, where he was absent last year to better prepare for the new 2021 season, in which he will turn 40.
Following the semi-final lost to Nole Djokovic at the Australian Open 2020, Federer underwent two surgeries on his right knee. The Swiss will have to defend the final played at Wimbledon in 2019, where he missed his ninth triumph in London by just one point.
Do not forget the appointment at the Tokyo Olympics, postponed by a year due to the Coronavirus emergency.
Forget talks about Roger Federer
Guy Forget, the tournament director of Roland Garros, recently gave his thoughts on Roger Federer's achievements at the claycourt Slam in the Rafael Nadal era.
Forget believes Federer would've been immensely successful at Roland Garros in Nadal's absence, and might have even won 5 or 6 titles there. "That Roger Federer comes to play Roland Garros seems logical to me," Guy Forget said.
"This will allow him to play, and especially to test himself. Clay is a living surface that requires you to be precise in your investments. The better Federer is at Roland Garros, the better he will be at Wimbledon." Guy Forget then talked about a hypothetical scenario where Rafael Nadal didn't exist.
"If Rafael Nadal had not existed Federer would have had at least 5 or 6 titles at Roland Garros, I am convinced of it," Forget said.
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