‘Federer still No.1’ Top 10 highest-paid tennis players in 2021

Find out who are the Top 10 highest-paid tennis players in 2021.

Roger Federer, Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams - Top 10 highest-paid tennis players in 2021
Roger Federer, Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams

With the 2022 year upon the entire world, it is time to review the 2021 season in the tennis world when the top athletes played their heart out on the court during the different events that were held across the globe.

On the ATP Tour, Novak Djokovic was the most successful player in Slam events winning 3 Grand Slam titles while Alexander Zverev finished with 6 titles to his name including the Gold Medal at the Tokyo Olympics and the ATP Finals. On the WTA Tour, all 4 Slams had different winners. At the Olympics, Belinda Bencic won the singles Gold medal while Garbine Muguruza won the WTA Finals.

As always, the Grand Slams had the biggest prize money to offer followed by the Tour events with the 1000-events offering the highest and the 250-events offering the lowest prize money on Tour.

Top 10 highest-paid tennis players in 2021:

Roger Federer and Serena Williams with their respective 2017 Australian Open Trophies - Top 10 highest-paid tennis players in 2021
Roger Federer and Serena Williams

Tennis players are often one of the richest athletes given their brand endorsements and sponsorship deals given the individuality of the sport. These added with the appearance fees at the tournaments, tennis players generate quite a lot of wealth.

Below are the Top-10 highest-paid tennis players in the 2021 year:

  • Roger Federer – $90 million
  • Naomi Osaka – $60M
  • Serena Williams – $41M
  • Novak Djokovic – $38M
  • Rafael Nadal – $27M
  • Kei Nishikori – $26M
  • Daniil Medvedev – $13M
  • Dominic Thiem – $8.9M
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas – $8.1M
  • Ash Barty – $5M

Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka lead the list for men and women despite playing the fewest matches due to their respective health issues. But given their global following, their sponsorship and endorsement deals have earned them more than World No. 1 Novak Djokovic (ATP) and Ash Barty (WTA).

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