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Roger Federer tops Forbes’ list of top-earning tennis players

Roger Federer was the very best incomes tennis participant on this planet over the past 12 months, making about $90.6 million (R1.3 billion) earlier than taxes, regardless of the Swiss maestro’s time on courtroom being restricted by harm, Forbes’ said on Thursday.

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Federer, who has skipped this year’s US Open because of a knee harm, made lower than $1 million from enjoying tennis, with the majority of his earnings coming from endorsements, Forbes’ stated.

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Japan’s Naomi Osaka is the second-highest earner on the list, with $60.1 million in pre-tax earnings, greater than 90% of which she made off courtroom, with Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal finishing the highest 5.

Williams and Nadal are additionally out of the year’s last Grand Slam because of harm.

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According to Reuters, the ten highest-paid tennis players collectively earned $320 million over the past 12 months, down 6% from final year, largely because of tournaments and profitable exhibition matches being cancelled as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, Forbes’ stated.

Despite the lower, the highest 10 made extra money off courtroom, taking in $281 million from endorsements, or 4% greater than the earlier year, even with diminished spending by a quantity of manufacturers.

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TOP 10 HIGHEST EARNERS IN TENNIS:

1. Roger Federer – $90.6 million
2. Naomi Osaka – $60.1 million
3. Serena Williams – $41.8 million
4. Novak Djokovic – $38 million
5. Rafael Nadal – $27 million
6. Kei Nishikori – $26 million
7. Daniil Medvedev – $13.9 million
8. Dominic Thiem – $8.9 million
9. Stefanos Tsitsipas – $8.1 million
10. Ash Barty – $5.8 million

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