Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each . It is an Olympic sport that is played at different levels and people of all ages can play it. So you all know how popular tennis is throughout the world. But what makes it so popular. Most probably the environment it provides to players, their comfortness. If this is the reason, then almost all sports should be given equal importance , isn’t it ? Because all sports provide equal confortness. But one thing which makes this sport stand out is it’s “PAY“, i.e. the amount of revenue for players. So guys, today we are going to look at the Top 10 Highest Paid Tennis Players’s list.
So, let’s start to count from the tenth till the one who was paid the Highest amount.
#10 : Andy Roddick : (Annual Earnings : $8.8 Millions)
Andy Roddick or Andrew Stepson Roddick earns$0.8 Millions on court and approximately $8 Millions off court. After defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final of US Open of 2003 Andy became the Grand Slam singles Champion. Roddick finished as the No. 6 junior in the U.S. in 1999, and as the No. 1 junior in the world in 2000. He won six world junior singles titles and seven world junior doubles titles, and won the US Open and Australian Open junior singles titles in 2000.
#9 : Victoria Azarenka : (Annual Earnings : $9.7 Millions)
Victoria earns $6.7 Millions on court while she gets $3 Millions off court. She has been the only Belarusian player who has got the Grand Slam singles title. Victoria has won 2 Australian Open singles title with a Gold medal at 2012 Summer Olympics and 2 mixed doubles Grand Slam titles.
#8 : Andy Murray : (Annual Earnings : $12 Millions)
Andy Murray or Andrew Barron Murray earns $5 Millions on court and $7 Millions off court. Murray won 2004’s Junior US Open and started turning professional. Murray is the reigning Olympic champion have defeated Roger Federer at 2012 Olympic Games in straight sets to win the gold medal in the men’s singles final, becoming the first British singles champion in over 100 years. He also won a silver medal in the mixed doubles.
#7 : Caroline Wozniacki : (Annual Earnings : $13.7 Millions)
Caroline earns $2.7 Millions on court and $11 Millions off court.She won the 2006 Wimbledon Girls’ Singles title. Wozniacki has won 23 WTA singles titles till 2015. She the runner-up at the 2009 & 2010 US Opens and the 2010’s WTA Tours Championship. She also holds 2 WTA titles in doubles.
#6 : Serena Williams : (Annual Earnings : $16.3 Millions)
Serena earns $5.3 Millions on court and she gets $11 Millions off court. Williams holds the most major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles.Her record of 36 major titles puts her fifth on the all-time list and second in the open era with: 21 in singles, 13 in women’s doubles, and two in mixed doubles. She is the most recent player to have held all four Grand Slam women’s titles simultaneously.
#5 : Li Na : (Annual Earnings : $18.4 Millions)
Li Na earns $1.4 Millions on court and $17 Millions off court.achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 2 on the WTA Tour on 17 February 2014. Li won nine WTA singles titles, including two Grand Slam singles titles at the 2011 French Open and 2014 Australian Open. She was the first Chinese player to win a WTA tour title in 2004, the first to reach a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal in 2006, and the first to break into the world’s top 10.
#4 : Novak Djokovic : (Annual Earnings : $19.8 Millions)
Novak earns $10.3 Millions on court and $9.5 Millions off court. is currently ranked world No. 1 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Djokovic has won 11 Grand Slam singles titles, a total which is ranked fourth in the Open Era and has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 197 weeks. He has won the ATP World Tour Finals five times.
#3 : Maria Sharapova : (Annual Earnings : $27.1 Millions)
Maria earns $5.1 Millions on court and $22 Millions off court. Maria is ranked world No. 9 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). Sharapova became the world No. 1 for the first time on August 22, 2005, at the age of 18. Her 35 singles titles and five Grand Slams titles helped her to rank among active players, like Serena and Venus Williams. She won the year-ending WTA Finals in her debut in 2004. She has also won three doubles titles.
#2 : Rafael Nadal : (Annual Earnings : $32.4 Millions)
Rafael earns $7.4 Millions on court and $25 Millions off court. He is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history; due to his dominance and success on the surface, he has been titled “The King of Clay”. Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, 28 titles in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events and 17 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments. He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011.
So, now finally we have reached the tennis player who has been paid the highest amount.
#1 : Roger Federer : (Annual Earnings : $54.3 Millions)
Roger earns $9.3 on court and $45 Millions off court. Roger holds several records of the Open Era like World No.1 position for 302 weeks, winning 17 Grand Slam singles titles, reaching each Grand Slam final at least five times and reaching the Wimbledon final ten times. He is among the seven men to capture a career Grand Slam. Federer shares an Open Era record for most titles. Federer has reached 27 men’s singles Grand Slam finals, including 10 in a row from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships to the 2007 US Open. He also appeared in 18 of 19 finals from the 2005 Wimbledon through to the 2010 Australian Open.
So here was the list of Top 10 Highest Paid Tennis Players in the World in 2016…
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