Top 10 highest-paid tennis stars of 2021

The Swiss legend Roger Federer tops the list being the highest-earning player with veteran ace American Naomi Osaka taking the second spot, and legend Serena Williams taking the third spot.

This year, there were many prestigious events which were conducted including the inaugural Wimbledon Open, Australian Open and French Open which was won by Serbian ace Novak Djokovic completely conquering the tennis fraternity to a whole level. There are tennis legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and many more who have conquered the sport with their exceptional performance shown every year. They are the highest elite players which the entire world has ever witnessed. Similarly, their hard work and success are determined by their effect on their performance throughout by winning huge price money for winning the title year after year. Forbes release the highest-paid list recently.

The top 10 highest-earning tennis players this year are as follows:-

1) Roger Federer 

Image Courtesy: Roger Federer/Twitter

Total Earnings: 90.6 Million Dollars

Total Earnings (in INR): Rs 6,71,75,37,000

Annual Income (in INR): Rs 55,60,87,898

Roger Federer, also considered as the Swiss legend is no doubt one of the iconic tennis players the fans have ever witnessed. His commendable service, shots and defensive skills make him tough to beat in any match. He is the first player to reach a record of winning 20 Grand Slam titles ever in the history of this sport. He has been ranked world No 1 for a record of 310 weeks, more than anyone else in this sport. He has also won 103 single titles making him only behind Jimmy Corners. He is also won many Wimbledon titles as much as eight in number.

2) Naomi Osaka

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Total Earnings: 60.1 Million Dollars

Total Earnings (in INR): ₹44,75,88,230

Annual Income (in INR): ₹ 181,02,89,250

The 23-year-old Japanese tennis star made headlines and introduced herself into the tennis world when she beat the legend, Serena Williams, in the finals of the US Open in the year 2018. Naomi Osaka had to unfortunately as well withdraw from this year’s French Open and Wimbledon as she was dealing with mental health issues. She has been ranked World no 1 for several months and snow has fallen in the 12th rankings of the WTA. She is a future star in the making as she looks to win more and more titles for herself.

3) Serena Williams

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Total Earnings: 41.8 Million Dollars

Total Earnings (in INR): ₹3,07,65,60,900

Annual Income (in INR): ₹25,64,18,308

Serena Jameka Williams is an American  professional tennis player. She has won 23 Grand Slam titles, the most by any player in the Open Era and stands second in the all-time list just behind Margaret Court. She was ranked world No 1 for a record-breaking 319 weeks, which is more than anyone in this sport.

4) Novak Djokovic

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Total Earnings: 38 Million Dollars

Total Earnings (in INR): ₹2,55,80,04,326

Annual Income (in INR): ₹21,31,67,027

Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player as he is currently equalised with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by winning 20 Grand Slam titles in total. He is currently the No 1 ranked player by the ATP. He has been in this spot for 337 weeks and has finished the ATP season in a record six times. He has also won 85 ATP singles titles and is also a six-time Wimbledon champion.

5) Rafael Nadal

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Total Earnings: 27 Million Dollars

Total Earnings (in INR): ₹2,96,58,02,117

Annual Income (in INR): ₹24,71,50,176

Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player who is also known as the king of clay. He has been ranked No 1 for 209 weeks and finished the year with the first spot 5 times in total. He has won a record-breaking 13 times in the French Open, which is more than anyone in the history of this sport.

6) Kei Nishikori 

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Total Earnings: 26 Million Dollars

Total Earnings (in INR):₹ 2,38,00,56,199

Annual Income (in INR):₹ 19,83,38,016

Kei Nishikori is a Japanese tennis player who has performed tremendously in the past. He is the second male Japanese player to have ranked in the top 5 in singles and the only one to do it in the Open Era. His best career rank is no 4 which he achieved in March 2015.

7) Daniil Medvedev 

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Total Earnings: 13.9 Million Dollars

Total Earnings (in INR): ₹87,49,11,624

Annual Income (in INR): ₹ 7,29,09,302

Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev is a Russian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No 2 as per ATP Rankings, which is currently his best career ranking first achieved on 15th March 2021. Medvedev was also the runners up at the 2019 US Open and 2021 Australian Open where he lost to both Nadal and Roger Federer irrespective.

8) Dominic Thiem

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Total Earnings: 8.9 Million Dollars

Total Earnings (in INR): ₹82,30,10,087

Annual Income (in INR): ₹6,85,84,173

Dominic Thiem is an Austrian tennis player. He has been ranked world No 3 in singles as per the Association of Tennis Professionals which he achieved in March 2020. He has won 17 ATP Tour singles titles, including a Grand Slam title at the 2020 US Open where he came back from two sets down to defeat Alexander Zverev in the final.

9) Stefanos Tsitsipas 

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Total Earnings: 8.1 Million Dollars

Total Earnings (in INR):₹ 23,28,15,466

Annual Income (in INR): ₹ 1,94,01,288

Stefanos Tsitsipas is a Greek professional tennis player. He is also the second-youngest player to feature in the top 10 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He is currently ranked on the 3rd spot in the world, making him the highest-ranked Greek in the history of this sport. He has won a total of eight grand slam titles in his belt.

10) Ashleigh Barty

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Total Earnings: 5.8 Million Dollars

Total Earnings (in INR): ₹26,02,46,318

Annual Income (in INR): ₹2,16,87,193

Ashleigh Barty is an Australian professional tennis player and former cricketer. She is ranked No. 1 in the world in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and is the second Australian WTA singles No. 1 after fellow Indigenous Australian player Evonne Goolagong Cawley. She has also won thirteen singles titles and eleven doubles titles on the WTA Tour, including two Grand Slam singles titles, the 2019 French Open and 2021 Wimbledon Championships.

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