Federer set a record for earnings players
Forbes has published an annual ranking of the highest paid players in the world. The list of athletes with the largest income for the 14th consecutive year, was headed by Swiss Roger Federer. For the period 1 June 2018 to 1 may 2019, he earned a record sum in tennis history — $93.4 million compared to last year’s rating income of Federer grew by more than $16 million.
More than $60 million Federer has managed to earn due payments from sponsors. It is noted that in the past year, 38-year-old athlete signed a contract for $300 million with the equipment manufacturer Uniqlo. Among the sponsors of the athlete also listed as Credit Suisse, Mercedes-Benz, Rolex, Moet & Chandon and other companies.
Second place in the ranking Forbes ranked Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic with an income of $50.6 million With 30 million of this amount to the athlete brought sponsorship deals with such companies as Lacoste, Head, Asics and Seiko. On the earnings of Djokovic over the last 12 months has affected his success in the court of the last five tournaments of «Grand slam» he won four. This allowed him to increase the revenue in comparison with last year, more than twice ($23.5 million in 2018).
The top five ranking of the highest paid players Forbes has also included the Japanese kei nishikori ($37.3 million), the Spaniard Rafael Nadal ($35 million) and American Serena Williams ($29.2 million). Previously, Williams was the only woman included in the top 100 highest paid athletes in the world by the end of last year.
The top 10 players with the highest income has also been found Naomi Osaka (Japan, $24.3 million), Alexander Zverev (Germany, $11.8 million), Angelique Kerber (Germany, $11.3 million), Simona Halep (Romania, $10.2 million) and Sloane Stephens (US $9.6 million). While four of these athletes managed to debut in the rankings last year in the top ten for revenue in tennis was only Stevens (9-e a place, $11.2 million).