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.

Related Links: Federer's Wimbledon 2012 Prize Money Earnings | Murray's Wimbledon 2012 Prize Money Earnings

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.

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