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What's been happening in Tennis during the last few days?
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have earned themselves an enormous amount of money throughout their careers due to winning major tournaments and publicity stunts. However, the most famous players usually receive an appearance fee for every tournament they participate to add to their earnings. Let’s breakdown how much they’ve made for each match played in 2019.
Rafael Nadal is the most well paid player in the year of 2019, with €251,542.09. The Spaniard who finished as year-end No. 1 in the rankings, winning Roland Garros and the US Open on the way, takes home a very large sum of money for each match he participated. Obviously this amount is the division of all the prize money he received in the year, per game. One can argue that every player above Top 50 almost never gets close to that type of prize money during the year on tournaments, let alone a match.
Novak Djokovic comes second behind Rafa, with €195,253.35 earned on each match throughout the year. Even though Nadal finished No.1, this number can come off as surprising, seen as the Serbian usually has the upper hand over their peers in the last few years on the tour. Safe to say that even though he won two Grand Slams, Nadal was the most consistent of the two.
Last but not least, it’s Roger Federer. The Swiss is very cautious when approaching his calendar year and the tournaments he can take part of in order to not harm his body, so it’s expected for him to come last. 138,364.68, that’s how much he earned from the selected ATP events he decided to join during this year, a number that would be much higher 10 years ago, due to his total wins at the end of the season.
“But I look at who finished No. 1 all these years, and it’s crazy it’s always one of us," said Federer.— TENNIS (@Tennis) November 26, 2019
For the eighth time, the Big 3 of @RafaelNadal, @DjokerNole and @rogerfederer finish the year as the Top 3 players. #ATPTour https://t.co/utDBYcNIjT
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