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Australian Open

Roger Federer

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And the 20th Grand Slam title goes to Roger Federer. Yes the champion did it again by defeating Marin Cilic in the final of Australian Open. The title made the count to 20 for
grand slam singles and simultaneously sixth Australian Open singles title. After consecutive defeats for four years, last year only the winning streak got started. The Australian Open final match was spectacular to watch as Roger Federer achieved his victory by 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 over Marin Cilic.

The energy of this 36 years old gentleman, Roger Federer has always been truly astonishing. This time also he was so stunning in his game that it made the opponent change his racket just after hitting 12 points. Roger Federer got the service break in first and third game. The game was played in Rod Laver Arena under a closed roof where Roger Federer had only lost 2 points in the first 24 minutes. But, as we know the opponent Cilic, is not an easy streak to break. Hence, soon he started showcasing his skills and
turned the tables around to level up the match. There was a situation of skepticism in the crowd as to who may win or lose in the next moment. In the third play, Roger Federer made it to defeat Cilic but that was just momentary as in the next play Cilic tied the game again. The fifth round was very crucial for both the players and their supporters as well. Going through a tough fight, Federer finally made a lead of 2-0 over Cilic and bagged himself the title of 20th Grand Slam.

Caroline Wozniacki

caroline wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki is the lady who was trying her best to reach a mark in the beautiful game of tennis. Recently in the 20th Grand Slam held in 2018, she touched the victory sign and won this title for the very first time. Caroline Wozniacki defeated her strong opponent Simona Halep for winning this Grand Slam title. Not only this, she’s the first women from her country Denmark to win this singles title. Now Caroline Wozniacki is the proud No.1 player of this game.

A match which is worth a Grand Slam title could never be an easy play. And this match was also a hard hitting one, Caroline Wozniacki had to go through 3 sets in total before pulling the winning stroke. The game went as 7-6(2) in the first set followed by, 3-6 in the next and 6-4 in the final set.

On the other hand, Simona Halep has had an upsetting journey in Grand Slams, as she lost to all three Slams she participated in. Although she’s been a top ranker since many years, but now the committee thinks she might not just have that luck shade for Grand Slam title. And our star player of this year, Caroline Wozniacki has maintained a steep
success graph in her journey. If one looks deep into her flow, it’s truly impressing and inspiring. Caroline Wozniacki took down both No. 19 and No. 30 in straight sets. In Carla Suarez Navarro, the lady won over many former star players. She truly deserved the Grand Slam.

Similarities Between Squash and Tennis

Squash is a game that came out from tennis. Tennis is a game which is played which is played when the players are separated by the net and usually it is played outside where as squash is a game that is played inside a four roomed place and it is played by throwing the ball unto the wall. Squash and tennis have differences and similarities.

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Listed below are some of the similar facts between squash and tennis:

  • Use of Ball.

One of the similar facts between squash and tennis is that both of the games require a ball to be played. For these two games to be able to be termed as a game then the availability of a ball should be assured. There will be absolutely no game if there is no ball. The key factor to these two games then is the ball.

  • Availability of Two Players.

For the success of this two games squash and tennis then we must have two competing players known as the opponents. The two sides will be competing with the use of the ball. In these two games then we can have a single or double players who should be competing.

  • Separating Line.

There is always a line to separate the playing opponents. This is one of the similarities that the opponents should be on the opposite side and a line separating them which is between them. The players play when they are directing facing each other but trying to challenge their opponents in terms of hitting the ball.

  • Played by both sex.

Squash is like tennis for both women and men can take place. There are no gender limitations in both games in these two games. These two games are open for the two genders
that makes tennis and squash games similar to each other.

For one to find the suitable and the best shoes for a certain game is quite a hard task. It is difficult to know which pair of shoes is fit for a given kind of game. Every kind of sport has its own demands in relation to the shoes. When shopping for squash shoes then you have to put into consideration about your weight, fitness and also the grip, then the shoes must not be marked that is a taboo to all games that are usually played indoors. The following are some of the recommended squash shoes;

SAXON SX900

Saxon SX900 – Theseare the best shoes that are used to play most of the indoor games. They are made and designed in Germany. They consist of light weight and an excellent kind of grip. Using these shoes then you are of success. They last long so you will not regret on the amount spend in purchasing them.

 

salming viper 3.0

Salming Viper 3.0 – it is designed in a way that you are ensured of speed in indoor games like the squash. It is designedin an improved technology that you cannot afford to play without. It is made in a way that you are able to move in different directions because you have a stable foot.

Squash and tennis are similar games that are both recreational and sports.

Top 5 Most Searched Women Tennis Players in 2017

1. Serena Williams

Serena Williams is an American female professional tennis player who has been ranked as nor1. From 2002 – 2017 by the Women’s tennis association. She is the only woman who has tried to break a record set by Steffi Graff for the most consecutive wins in the history of women’s tennis. She has a grand slam title record of 39 making her third on the list of all time record holders. She has recently gained popularity and perhaps becoming the most searched tennis women player in most search engines due to her recent victory in WTA Auckland open and the US open. On January 28th, she won the Australian open by defeating her sister Venus Williams. What has increased popularity is by announcing that she was 8 weeks pregnant after she won the Australian Open.

2. Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova, tennis player, participated in the tennis opens held in the US. During the event, she wore shoes and dress provided by Nike which is her main sponsor. Maria won by beating Simona Halep in two of the three sets. She won with an aggregate record of 7-0 against her closest opponent Simona Halep. This win made her progress to the second round. She has also gained popularity especially when she was found with doping issues. She failed a drug test and was eliminated from the competition by the International Tennis Federation in the Australia opens. Nike, Maria’s main sponsor said that it had put its operation on hold as the investigations go on.

After the International Tennis Federation concluded their investigation, they gave a report which stated that Maria Sharapova did not intentionally break the drug rules. Based on this report Maria’s main sponsor Nike said that they were satisfied with the report and said that Maria made an honest mistake and they would continue to offer support to her.

3. Simona Halep

Simona Halep is a Romanian tennis player who was ranked 3rd by Women’s International Tennis federation in 2017. However, she was beaten by Maria Sharapova during the US tennis opens. She is said to be an aggressive baseline player whose favorite playing style is serve. She is one of the most paid female athletes with a number of key sponsors. Currently her clothing is provided by Addidas, her shoes provided by Nike and her apparel provided by Lacoste. She has won the US open twice the recent being in the 2015 US open.

4. Venus Williams

Venus Williams is an American professional tennis player and a sister to the tennis champion Serena Williams. She has been ranked 4th by the Women’s International Tennis Federation. She has gained popularity and become one of the most searched women tennis professionals after winning the 2017 French tennis opens. She has also gained popularity among fans due to the alleged rivalry between her and Serena Williams.

5. Flavia Pennetta

This is another women’s tennis player who has rocked the internet to be among the most searched women tennis player in 2017. She is an Italian tennis profession who has won several tennis matches. She has gained popularity and appeared in most search engines due to the recent birth of her child.

Nike to Continue Maria Sharapova Sponsorship

Nike has been the main sponsor of Maria Sharapova over the last 8 years. The tennis player has been wearing tennis shoes and dresses provided by Nike in most of her career. It is estimated that over the last 8 years, Nike has spent around 7 billion dollars in supporting her and providing shoes and dresses. Maria is one of the most paid female athletes sponsored by Nike.

She had been sponsored by Nike sportswear and a couple of companies before a 2-years drug ban. Nike had seen potential in her and that’s why it decided to sponsor her. After the tennis player revealed that she had tested positive in a drug test, Nike and other sponsors withdrew their sponsorship. She failed a drug test and was eliminated from the competition by the International Tennis Federation in the Australia opens. Nike, Maria’s main sponsor said that it had put its operation on hold as the investigations go on.

After the International Tennis Federation concluded their investigation, they gave a report which stated that Maria Sharapova did not intentionally break the drug rules. Based on this report Maria’s main sponsor Nike said that they were satisfied with the report and said that Maria made an honest mistake and they would continue to offer support to her.

Nike sportswear have been partnering with Maria Sharapova over the last 8 years at an estimated cost of over seven billion dollars. Due to her excellent performance in athlete, Nike says that Maria is an excellent choice to promote their sportswear products. During the event, she wore tennis shoes and dress provided by Nike which is her main sponsor. Being the most paid woman athlete, Maria Sharapova continues to perform as an excellent tennis pro. After she appealed the ban in court, Maria Sharapova was featured in the US opens. She wore Nike sportswear which confirmed that she was right back on track with Nike. In the US open, she faced Simona Halep in the first round. She beat Simona Halep (6-4), (4-6) and (6-3). This made her won and she advanced to the second round. It is important to note that this was her first game from the ban. To Nike, this win was very important since it proved to them that Maria was still in excellent form.

Fashionable Sharapova’s French Open 2014 Trophy Photo-shoot

 

Question: What happens when women’s tennis most glamorous player wins her second French Open title at the fashion capital of the world?

Answer: An equally glamorous fashion shoot with the trophy ensues. This is what happened on Sunday as Maria Sharapova stunned at the traditional champions trophy photo-shoot at the Trocadéro, overlooking the Eiffel Tower.

Photos are found here at this link.

Men’s Tennis Career Prize Money Leaders – 2014 Updates

May/June 2014 UPDATE: Nadal closes in on Roger Federer

Spanish world #1 continues to close in Roger Federer’s lead on men’s tennis career prize money leaders list. By reaching the finals at the 2014 French Open, Nadal is assured of at winning at least 750,000 euros. The current gap between Federer and Nadal is around $13 million. Novak Djokovic, also a 2014 French Open finalist along with Nadal is currently #3 in the list. David Ferrer, currently at #9 is the only player in the top 10 list without having won a Grand Slam and has never reached the #1 ranking.

ATP Career Prize Money Leaders (US$)
Prior to French Open 2014
1 Federer, Roger $81,245,913
2 Nadal, Rafael $68,240,345
3 Djokovic, Novak $61,215,267
4 Sampras, Pete $43,280,489
5 Agassi, Andre $31,152,975
6 Murray, Andy $30,968,220
7 Becker, Boris $25,080,956
8 Kafelnikov, Yevgeny $23,883,797
9 Ferrer, David $22,975,724
10 Lendl, Ivan $21,262,417
11 Roddick, Andy $20,637,390
12 Edberg, Stefan $20,630,941
13 Hewitt, Lleyton $20,133,139
14 Ivanisevic, Goran $19,878,007
15 Chang, Michael $19,145,632
16 Berdych, Tomas $17,783,298
17 Davydenko, Nikolay $16,153,783
18 Del Potro, Juan Martin $15,345,947
19 Kuerten, Gustavo $14,807,000
20 Bjorkman, Jonas $14,610,671

July 2012 UPDATE: Murray overtakes Edberg, Lendl; Federer earnings reaches $72.9 million

World no. 1 Roger Federer who won his 7th Wimbledon title this season has reached almost $73 million in career prize money earnings to continue and break his total prize money record. Second place Rafael Nadal remains far behind in second place, more than $20 million behind Federer. This year’s Wimbledon runner-up, Andy Murray, moved past two tennis legends by reaching his first ever Wimbledon final. He is now no. 8 in the standings, moving past Stefan Edberg and his current coach, Ivan Lendl. Murray remains the only player in the top 10 list without a Grand Slam title to his name. He is also the only player in the top 10 that hasn’t reached the no. 1 ranking. Wimbledon semi-finalist, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, moves closer to the $10 million mark with $9.7 million.

Top 100 Men’s Tennis Career Prize Money Leaders

Source: www.atpworldtour.com

Date: July 9, 2012

 

 Rnk  Player                                 Total Earnings
   1. Federer, Roger                         $72,918,077
   2. Nadal, Rafael                          $50,061,827
   3. Sampras, Pete                          $43,280,489
   4. Djokovic, Novak                        $38,120,025
   5. Agassi, Andre                          $31,152,975
   6. Becker, Boris                          $25,080,956
   7. Kafelnikov, Yevgeny                    $23,883,797
   8. Murray, Andy                           $21,473,551
   9. Lendl, Ivan                            $21,262,417
  10. Edberg, Stefan                         $20,630,941
  11. Roddick, Andy                          $20,412,850
  12. Ivanisevic, Goran                      $19,878,007
  13. Hewitt, Lleyton                        $19,194,603
  14. Chang, Michael                         $19,145,632
  15. Davydenko, Nikolay                     $15,131,022
  16. Kuerten, Gustavo                       $14,807,000
  17. Bjorkman, Jonas                        $14,600,323
  18. Ferrer, David                          $14,579,002
  19. Safin, Marat                           $14,373,291
  20. Courier, Jim                           $14,034,132
  21. Ferrero, Juan Carlos                   $13,961,459
  22. Moya, Carlos                           $13,443,970
  23. Stich, Michael                         $12,595,128
  24. McEnroe, John                          $12,552,132
  25. Muster, Thomas                         $12,266,977
  26. Henman, Tim                            $11,635,542
  27. Bruguera, Sergi                        $11,632,199
  28. Berdych, Tomas                         $11,489,088
  29. Rafter, Patrick                        $11,127,058
  30. Nalbandian, David                      $11,009,750
  31. Haas, Tommy                            $10,525,597
  32. Nestor, Daniel                         $10,468,689
  33. Enqvist, Thomas                        $10,461,641
  34. Korda, Petr                            $10,448,900
  35. Soderling, Robin                       $10,423,124
  36. Corretja, Alex                         $10,411,354
  37. Mirnyi, Max                            $10,222,885
  38. Ljubicic, Ivan                         $10,169,964
  39. Woodbridge, Todd                       $10,095,245
  40. Krajicek, Richard                      $10,077,425
  41. Santoro, Fabrice                       $10,021,132
  42. Ferreira, Wayne                         $9,969,617
  43. Rios, Marcelo                           $9,713,771
  44. Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried                     $9,686,586
  45. Youzhny, Mikhail                        $9,515,876
  46. Del Potro, Juan Martin                  $9,225,549
  47. Robredo, Tommy                          $9,224,246
  48. Bryan, Bob                              $9,027,763
  49. Rusedski, Greg                          $8,944,841
  50. Gonzalez, Fernando                      $8,862,276
  51. Verdasco, Fernando                      $8,815,199
  52. Bryan, Mike                             $8,798,840
  53. Connors, Jimmy                          $8,641,040
  54. Woodforde, Mark                         $8,571,605
  55. Stepanek, Radek                         $8,267,836
  56. Martin, Todd                            $8,254,455
  57. Grosjean, Sebastien                     $8,131,803
  58. Wilander, Mats                          $7,976,256
  59. Haarhuis, Paul                          $7,751,962
  60. Costa, Albert                           $7,685,228
  61. Novak, Jiri                             $7,618,613
  62. Melzer, Jurgen                          $7,526,571
  63. Kiefer, Nicolas                         $7,480,465
  64. Blake, James                            $7,458,014
  65. Schuettler, Rainer                      $7,407,508
  66. Llodra, Michael                         $7,228,929
  67. Johansson, Thomas                       $7,168,029
  68. Clement, Arnaud                         $7,125,228
  69. Hrbaty, Dominik                         $7,069,399
  70. Knowles, Mark                           $7,039,565
  71. Philippoussis, Mark                     $6,985,202
  72. Pioline, Cedric                         $6,921,029
  73. Fish, Mardy                             $6,912,141
  74. Paes, Leander                           $6,883,021
  75. Almagro, Nicolas                        $6,814,714
  76. Rosset, Marc                            $6,812,693
  77. Lopez, Feliciano                        $6,778,404
  78. Medvedev, Andrei                        $6,721,560
  79. Chela, Juan Ignacio                     $6,572,494
  80. Gasquet, Richard                        $6,494,296
  81. Lapentti, Nicolas                       $6,313,898
  82. Simon, Gilles                           $6,298,424
  83. Monfils, Gael                           $6,252,709
  84. Zimonjic, Nenad                         $6,160,363
  85. Bhupathi, Mahesh                        $6,067,173
  86. Gaudio, Gaston                          $6,066,156
  87. Coria, Guillermo                        $5,915,620
  88. Hlasek, Jakob                           $5,895,293
  89. Larsson, Magnus                         $5,839,451
  90. Nieminen, Jarkko                        $5,789,378
  91. Damm, Martin                            $5,735,972
  92. Forget, Guy                             $5,669,934
  93. Gilbert, Brad                           $5,509,060
  94. Wawrinka, Stanislas                     $5,482,975
  95. Tipsarevic, Janko                       $5,423,437
  96. Jarryd, Anders                          $5,378,067
  97. Sanchez, Emilio                         $5,339,395
  98. Mantilla, Felix                         $5,332,214
  99. Canas, Guillermo                        $5,285,575
 100. Wheaton, David                          $5,238,401

June 2012 UPDATE: Nadal surpasses $50 million mark; Ferrer in top 20

Two Spaniards performing really well in this year’s French Open at Roland Garros reached men’s prize money ranking milestones .World no. 2 Rafael Nadal won a record 7th title and broke the $50 million mark in career prize money earnings. He trails Roger Federer by more than $20 million as the Swiss legend stayed at the top of the list extending his record earnings to beyond $70 million. Spanish no. 2 player, David Ferrer, a semi-finalist at the French Open broke into the top 20 with total earnings of $14.3 million. Janko Tipsaveric, the world no. 8 also broke into the top 100 earners list with career prize money of $5.4 million.
Top 20 Men’s Tennis Career Prize Money Leaders

Source: www.atpworldtour.com

Date: June 25, 2012

 

 Rnk  Player                                 Total Earnings
   1. Federer, Roger                         $71,126,377
   2. Nadal, Rafael                          $50,025,798
   3. Sampras, Pete                          $43,280,489
   4. Djokovic, Novak                        $37,672,100
   5. Agassi, Andre                          $31,152,975
   6. Becker, Boris                          $25,080,956
   7. Kafelnikov, Yevgeny                    $23,883,797
   8. Lendl, Ivan                            $21,262,417
   9. Edberg, Stefan                         $20,630,941
  10. Murray, Andy                           $20,577,701
  11. Roddick, Andy                          $20,260,081
  12. Ivanisevic, Goran                      $19,878,007
  13. Hewitt, Lleyton                        $19,159,041
  14. Chang, Michael                         $19,145,632
  15. Davydenko, Nikolay                     $15,108,431
  16. Kuerten, Gustavo                       $14,807,000
  17. Bjorkman, Jonas                        $14,600,323
  18. Safin, Marat                           $14,373,291
  19. Ferrer, David                          $14,266,869
  20. Courier, Jim                           $14,034,132

05/12 Update: By virtue of reaching the finals of the 2012 Mutua Madrid Open, Roger Federer’s record career prize money has now exceeded $70 million dollars.

May 2012 UPDATE: Federer almost at $70 million mark; Murray in top 10

World #3 Roger Federer is almost at the $70 million mark with his current record earnings of $69,746,521. Federer did not play for the whole month of April but he’s entered in money-rich tennis tournaments in Madrid and Rome in the next two weeks. The Swiss simply needs to live up to his seeding in both tournaments to attain the $70 million milestone.

World #2 Rafael Nadal won the most prize money in the month of April earning almost $1 million by winning Monte-Carlo and Barcelona in back-to-back weeks. He remains in second place almost $22 million behind Federer. In perspective, the gap between Federer and Nadal is more than the career prize money of Ivan Lendl who is #8 in the list.

Andy Murray moved into the top 10 of the career prize money leaders list overtaking former American world no. 1 Andy Roddick. Murray is the only player in the top 10 who was never ranked as world no. 1 and who has not won multiple Grand Slams. Other players achieving milestones in the list are Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka who entered the top 100 at #98 and Argentine Juan Martin del Potro who is now ranked #50.
Top 20 Men’s Tennis Career Prize Money Leaders

Source: www.atpworldtour.com

Date: May 7, 2012

Rnk  Player                                 Total Earnings
1. Federer, Roger                         $69,746,521
2. Nadal, Rafael                          $47,789,103
3. Sampras, Pete                          $43,280,489
4. Djokovic, Novak                        $36,501,649
5. Agassi, Andre                          $31,152,975
6. Becker, Boris                          $25,080,956
7. Kafelnikov, Yevgeny                    $23,883,797
8. Lendl, Ivan                            $21,262,417
9. Edberg, Stefan                         $20,630,941
10. Murray, Andy                           $20,338,013
11. Roddick, Andy                          $20,228,866
12. Ivanisevic, Goran                      $19,878,007
13. Chang, Michael                         $19,145,632
14. Hewitt, Lleyton                        $19,130,483
15. Davydenko, Nikolay                     $15,022,374
16. Kuerten, Gustavo                       $14,807,000
17. Bjorkman, Jonas                        $14,600,323
18. Safin, Marat                           $14,373,291
19. Courier, Jim                           $14,034,132
20. Ferrero, Juan Carlos                   $13,842,063

April 2012 UPDATE: Federer may be 1 or 2 tournaments away from $70 million; Murray reaches $20 million mark

World #3 Roger Federer is getting closer to the $70 million mark with his current record earnings of $69,746,521 as of April 2, 2012. He could have reached this milestone by reaching the finals of the Miami 2012 tennis tournament but he was an upset victim to former world #1 in the third round. Sony Ericsson Open champion and world #1 Novak Djokovic surpassed $36 million in career prize money earnings. He remains at the fourth spot behind Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Pete Sampras.

Andy Murray reached the $20 million mark by reaching the finals of the Miami 2012 tennis tournament. He is close to entering the top 10 as he trails current #10 Andy Roddick by “just” $28,000. Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro is set to displace American legend Jimmy Connors from the top 50 as he moves up to #51, less than $50,000 away from the #50 spot. Meanwhile, Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka is the next active player set to enter the top 100 list of prize money leaders. He is currently ranked #102, $35,000 away from current #100 Sjeng Schalken.
Top 20 Men’s Tennis Career Prize Money Leaders

Source: www.atpworldtour.com

Date: April 2, 2012

Rnk  Player                                 Total Earnings
1. Federer, Roger                         $69,746,521
2. Nadal, Rafael                          $46,789,842
3. Sampras, Pete                          $43,280,489
4. Djokovic, Novak                        $36,206,641
5. Agassi, Andre                          $31,152,975
6. Becker, Boris                          $25,080,956
7. Kafelnikov, Yevgeny                    $23,883,797
8. Lendl, Ivan                            $21,262,417
9. Edberg, Stefan                         $20,630,941
10. Roddick, Andy                          $20,228,866
11. Murray, Andy                           $20,200,873
12. Ivanisevic, Goran                      $19,878,007
13. Chang, Michael                         $19,145,632
14. Hewitt, Lleyton                        $19,130,483
15. Davydenko, Nikolay                     $15,016,970
16. Kuerten, Gustavo                       $14,807,000
17. Bjorkman, Jonas                        $14,600,323
18. Safin, Marat                           $14,373,291
19. Courier, Jim                           $14,034,132
20. Ferrero, Juan Carlos                   $13,842,063

March 2012 UPDATE: Federer’s prize money earnings approaching $70 million

While Novak Djokovic added almost $2.4 million to his career prize money earnings by winning the Australian Open 2012, the next major milestone in terms of tennis career prize money is going to be broken by Roger Federer within this year. The 16-time grand slam champion holds the record for most tennis prize money earnings with $ $67,930,818 and barring any sudden retirement, is most likely going to break that record even before his favorite tournament – Wimbledon – starts this year. Federer is currently $21 million ahead of the #2 person in the list, Rafael Nadal, who has won $46.3 million to date. To put that in perspective, only either male tennis players have won more than $21 million.

Of the top men’s tennis prize money earners, all those in the top 10 list are both Grand Slam winners and have achieved the #1 ranking. That is about to change this year as Andy Murray is set to break into the top 10 list. Murray has neither won a Grand Slam nor achieved the world #1 ranking, but he is less than $500,000 away from the top 10 list. He is currently #12 with $19.7 million and the current #10 in the list is Andy Roddick with $20.1 million.

In the top 100, 40 players have earned more than $10 million during the span of their tennis careers. The latest addition is doubles specialist Daniel Nestor who sailed past the $10 million mark with the $72,000 he earned at the recent Australian Open 2012 doubles tournament. At #50 in the list is recent Australian Open 2012 singles quarterfinalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who has earned $8.6 million. Rounding the top 100 is retired Dutch player Sjeng Schalken who has earned $5.2 million. Candidates to enter the top 100 men’s tennis prize money leaders list are active players Stanislas Wawrinka (#103), Marcos Baghdatis (#109), Philipp Kohlschreiber (#111), and Janko Tipsaveric (#112).
Top 20 Men’s Tennis Career Prize Money Leaders

Source: www.atpworldtour.com

Date: March 2, 2012

 

 Rnk  Player                                 TotalEarnings
   1. Federer, Roger                         $68,314,141
   2. Nadal, Rafael                          $46,300,862
   3. Sampras, Pete                          $43,280,489
   4. Djokovic, Novak                        $35,255,670
   5. Agassi, Andre                          $31,152,975
   6. Becker, Boris                          $25,080,956
   7. Kafelnikov, Yevgeny                    $23,883,797
   8. Lendl, Ivan                            $21,262,417
   9. Edberg, Stefan                         $20,630,941
  10. Roddick, Andy                          $20,146,069
  11. Ivanisevic, Goran                      $19,878,007
  12. Murray, Andy                           $19,674,559
  13. Chang, Michael                         $19,145,632
  14. Hewitt, Lleyton                        $19,130,483
  15. Davydenko, Nikolay                     $14,969,324
  16. Kuerten, Gustavo                       $14,807,000
  17. Bjorkman, Jonas                        $14,600,323
  18. Safin, Marat                           $14,373,291
  19. Courier, Jim                           $14,034,132
  20. Ferrero, Juan Carlos                   $13,834,033

JANUARY 2012 UPDATE: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic vying for AUS$2.3 million Australian Open 2012 prize money

January 29,2012 Update: Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal to win the AUS$2.3 million Australian Open 2012 prize money for the men’s singles champion. Nadal wins AUS$1.15 million for being the runner-up.

January 16,2012 Update: Roger Federer will be attempting to add the top prize of AUS$2.30 million to his record haul of $67.5 million dollars at the Australian Open 2012 grand slam. Federer is at the very top of the men’s tennis career prize money leaders list. He will be joined in the hunt by Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, both players are both in the top 5 of men’s tennis career prize money leaders list. Nadal has earnings of $45.1 million and is ranked #2, while Djokovic has earnings of $32.9 million and is ranked #4. Andy Roddick is the other top 10 in the list entered in the Australian Open 2012 singles draw. He has earnings of $20.1 million and is ranked #10. The next highest earner in the draw is former Australian #1 Lleyton Hewitt. He has earnings of $19 million and is ranked at #14.
Top 50 Men’s Tennis Career Prize Money Leaders

Source: www.atpworldtour.com

Date: January 16, 2012

Rnk Player Total Earnings

1. Federer, Roger $67,479,965
2. Nadal, Rafael $45,114,407
3. Sampras, Pete $43,280,489
4. Djokovic, Novak $32,882,760
5. Agassi, Andre $31,152,975
6. Becker, Boris $25,080,956
7. Kafelnikov, Yevgeny $23,883,797
8. Lendl, Ivan $21,262,417
9. Edberg, Stefan $20,630,941
10. Roddick, Andy $20,088,103

AUGUST 2011 UPDATE: Djokovic in Top 5 of Prize Money Leaders

World #1 and current Australian Open and Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia continues to move up the ATP Tour Career Prize Money Leaders list. Based on the list released on August 15, 2011, Djokovic is now at #5 with $28.3 million. He trails current #4 Andre Agassi by less than $3 million – a deficit he can make up within the year if he does well in the US Open and the ATP World Championships in December. 16-time grand slam champion Roger Federer of Switzerland continues to lead the list with $63.6 million. American legend Pete Sampras is a distant #2 with $43.3 but he’ll most likely be overtaken by Spain’s Rafael Nadal after the US Open next month. Nadal is at #3 and trails Sampras by less than a million dollars with $42.7M.

Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia is the highest ranked player in the list never to have achieved the #1 ranking. He is at #10 with $19.8M. Andy Murray of the United Kingdom is the highest earning player without a singles grand slam championship. He is at #14 with $16.5M. Other active players in the top 20 list include Andy Roddick of the USA – #11 ($19.6M), Lleyton Hewitt of Australia – #13 ($19.0M), Nikolay Davydenko of Russia – #16 (14.6M), and Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain – #20 ($13.5M).

Only 9 players have won more than $20 million in prize money with Andy Roddick expected to join the list this year. The American needs less than $400,000 to join the list and when he earns that much, he will move up one spot into #10 bumping Ivansevic out of the Top 10 and ensuring that all those in the Top 10 prize money earners list have been ranked #1.

Doubles specialist Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden (#17 – $14.6M) and Nikolay Davydenko are the only players in the Top 20 earners list not to have reached a singles grand slam final. Bjorkman has won 6 singles titles and 54 doubles titles including multiple Grand Slam championships. He reached a career high ranking of #4 in singles while Davydenko has been a mainstay in the top 10 from 2004 to 2009 years, peaking at #3 in the world in 2006. The Russian has 21 singles career titles.

Top 100 Men’s Tennis Career Prize Money Leaders

Source: www.atpworldtour.com

Date: August 15, 2011

Rnk  Player                                 Total Earnings
1. Federer, Roger                         $63,594,558
2. Sampras, Pete                          $43,280,489
3. Nadal, Rafael                          $42,665,252
4. Agassi, Andre                          $31,152,975
5. Djokovic, Novak                        $28,326,475
6. Becker, Boris                          $25,080,956
7. Kafelnikov, Yevgeny                    $23,883,797
8. Lendl, Ivan                            $21,262,417
9. Edberg, Stefan                         $20,630,941
10. Ivanisevic, Goran                      $19,878,007

FEB 2011 UPDATE: Djokovic moves up

2011 Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia moves up the ATP Tour Career Prize Money Leaders list to #7 with his earnings totaling $22.5 million. The Serb is the highest earning tennis player who has never reached the #1 ranking. At the top of the list is 16-time grand slam champion Roger Federer of Switzerland with $61.7 million. Far behind in second place is American legend Pete Sampras with $43.3 million, while top-ranked Rafael Nadal of Spain occupies the 3rd spot with $37.7 million. American Andre Agassi is #4 with $31.2 million while Boris Becker of Germany is #5 with $25.1 million.

Other active players in the top 20 men’s tennis players with the most prize money earned are Andy Roddick of the US (#11 – $19.2 million), Lleyton Hewitt of Australia (#13 – $18.9 million), Andy Murray of the UK (#14 – 15.1 million), and Nikolay Davydenko of Russian (#18 – 14.3 million). Murray is the top earner amongst men’s tennis players who has not won a singles grand slam title. Roddick is expected to enter the top 10 if he earns around $719 thousand this year. He will displace current #10 Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia who has $19.9 million in earnings.

The difference between the top two earners – Federer and Sampras – is a staggering $18.4 million. This difference is more than what Murray – the #14 player in the list has earned in his entire career. Nadal is likely to overtake Sampras in second place as he needs to win “only” $5.6 million more. On the other hand, Djokovic will need to earn $8.7 million more to overtake Becker for the #5 spot.

35 players has so far earned $10 million or more in men’s tennis with David Ferrer of Spain reaching the milestone this year. Recently retired Tommy Haas of Germany didn’t make this list – he is $20K short with $9.98 million in earnings. Robin Soderling of Sweden is most likely the next member of the $10 million dollar club. He is currently at #40 with $9.3 million in total earnings.

Rnk  Player                                 Total Earnings
1. Federer, Roger                         $61,657,232
2. Sampras, Pete                          $43,280,489
3. Nadal, Rafael                          $37,684,949
4. Agassi, Andre                          $31,152,975
5. Becker, Boris                          $25,080,956
6. Kafelnikov, Yevgeny                    $23,883,797
7. Djokovic, Novak                        $22,462,296
8. Lendl, Ivan                            $21,262,417
9. Edberg, Stefan                         $20,630,941
10. Ivanisevic, Goran                      $19,878,007

The top 100 men’s tennis career prize money leaders list is from the ATP TOUR website.