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Monday, May 20, 2024

The 25 Highest-Paid Men’s Tennis Players

  • Novak Djokovic is the highest-paid male tennis player.
  • $66 million drop in compensation from the third to the fourth position.
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Making a lucrative career out of tennis with only four major tournaments to define the calendar year can be quite challenging. However, every grand slam tournament match matters as these tournaments boast prize money ranging from $44 million to $65 million. The difference between making the second and third round for some athletes could be life changing.

It’s no surprise that 24-time major champion Novak Djokovic sits atop the list with total career earnings of over $181.5 million. Djokovic is coming off a 2023 season in which he won three of the four major titles.

Holding the second position is the king of clay, Rafael Nadal. The 14-time French Open champion has career earnings of over $134 million. Trailing Nadal is Swiss legend, Roger Federer with career earnings of over $130 million.

There is a significant drop off in earnings between the third and fourth slot as Federer’s $130 million doubles that of fourth place Andy Murray who sits at $64 million. Pete Sampras rounds out the top five with total career earnings of $43.28 million.

The Highest-Paid Tennis Players

Here is the full list of the 25 highest-paid male tennis players by total career earnings. The list was compiled using data from Spotrac.

  • Updated: April 30, 2024
  • Will be updated again: July 1, 2024
RankPlayerMajor Championships Compensation
1Novak Djokovic24$181,599,018
2 Rafael Nadal22$134,659,704
3 Roger Federer20$130,594,339
4Andy Murray3$64,416,100
5 Pete Sampras14$43,280,489
6Alexander Zverev0$40,014,770
7 Daniil Medvedev1$39,459,322
8Stan Wawrinka3$36,666,434
9David Ferrer0$31,483,911
10 Marin Cilic1$31,301,586
11Andre Agassi8$31,152,975
12Dominic Thiem1$30,145,297
13Tomas Berdych0$29,491,328
14Stefanos Tsitsipas0$29,212,195
15Carlos Alcaraz2$27,477,147
16Juan Martin del Potro1$25,896,046
17Grigor Dimitrov0$25,594,250
18Kei Nishikori0$25,102,112
19Boris Becker6$25,080,956
20Yevgeny Kafelnikov2$23,883,797
21Jo-Wilfried Tsonga0$22,524,073
22 John Isner0$22,430,808
23Andrey Rublev0$22,329,631
24Gael Monfils0$21,989,320
25Ivan Lendl8$21,262,417
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