Tennis has some of the biggest tournaments in the sporting world. Here, we look at the top 10 richest tennis players of all time.

Top 10 Richest Tennis Players of All Time.

In the world of tennis, there are many talented players. These players have spent many years perfecting the art of swinging the racket.

Players like Roger Federer and Serena Williams are usually the first names to pop up in one’s mind when thinking of successful tennis players. 

In this article, we will look at the wealthiest tennis players in the sport’s history. These are players who have been able to earn significant amounts of cash through their salary and many other endorsement deals. As a result, some of them became rich businesspersons.

1. Ion Tiriac (US $1.6 billion)

Hailing from Transylvania, Țiriac started his professional sports career as an ice hockey player with Romania’s national team before switching to tennis in 1968.

Top 10 Richest Tennis Players of All Time.

He won the 1970 French Open men’s doubles with compatriot Ilie Năstase and even reached the Davis Cup finals multiple times during his career.

Although he never won a singles’ Grand Slam title, Țiriac’s career-best rank was No. 8 and he managed to amass 22 career trophies during his career.

2. Roger Federer (US $900 million)

The greatest of all time. Without a question, the finest player to have ever played the sport. Roger Federer has not only been successful on the court but off it as well.

Top 10 Richest Tennis Players of All Time.

The richest active tennis player, Federer has a whopping net worth of US $900 million, which he has amassed over his 23-year career.

Holding the joint most titles for male players with 20 Grand Slams, Federer has been the undisputed king of the sport.

3. Novak Djokovic (US $220 million)

A modern-day great in the era of Federer and Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic has cemented himself as a force to be reckoned with.

Top 10 Richest Tennis Players of All Time.

With 20 Grand Slam titles and multiple illustrious records such as the Double Career Grand Slam and Non-Calendar Year Grand Slam.

And with the record of being World No.1 for the most number of weeks with a record 354, the Serbian star will go down in history as one of the greats of the game.

4. Serena Williams (US$ 200 million)

Regarded as the greatest female tennis player of all time, Williams’ record speaks for itself.

With 23 Grand Slam titles only one behind the all-time record of Margaret Court, Williams has been one of the most dominant forces in women’s tennis in the modern era.

Top 10 Richest Tennis Players of All Time.

Serena Williams holds the record for most major titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles categories among the active players and is joint-third on the list of total major titles won.

Having built one of the strongest on-court partnerships with her sister Venus, both players have cemented their names in the sport’s history books.

5. Rafael Nadal (US $190 million)

The King of Clay. The boy who challenged the king. Rafael Nadal has a special place in the history of tennis. His 20 Grand Slam titles make him one of the sport’s all-time greats.

Top 10 Richest Tennis Players of All Time.

Apart from his rivalry with Federer and Djokovic, Nadal holds the record for the most number of titles at a single tournament (French Open – 13), and his 81 consecutive wins on clay is the longest single surface win streak.

A youth icon, Nadal has partnered with the likes of Kia Motors, Nike, Emporio Armani, Tommy Hilfiger among others, which has seen his net worth rise to a staggering US$190 million.

6. Andre Agassi (US $175 million)

Having started his career in 1986 at the age of 16, Agassi took his first major title in 1987. He took his first Grand Slam title in 1992, winning the Wimbledon, and is a four-time Australian Open winner.

Top 10 Richest Tennis Players of All Time.

He is also the only person to do the career Super Slam (career Grand Slam and Olympic gold medal) and is the second person to achieve the career Grand Slam.

Having dominated the sport for two decades, Agassi remains one of the richest tennis players of all time, having endorsed brands such as Adidas, Nike, DuPont, Ebel, Mountain Dew, Kia Motors, American Express, Deutsche Bank and Jacob’s Creek among others over his decorated two-decade career.

7. Sir Andy Murray (US $165 million)

One of Britain’s finest tennis players, Sir Andy Murray completed the Big Four (alongside Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic) in the mid 2000s.

Top 10 Richest Tennis Players of All Time.

Besides three Grand Slams, Sir Andy also holds the record for being the only male tennis player till date to have won two Olympic gold medals.

Over the course of his career, Murray has partnered with the likes of Adidas, Head, Under Armour, Castore, Rado and Highland Spring among others, which see him get a place on the list of the all-time richest tennis players.

8. Pete Sampras (US $150 million)

Known for his precise and powerful serves, Pistol Pete is a 14-time Grand Slam winner. With 64 singles titles and having spent a total of 286 weeks at the No. 1 ranking, Sampras was and remains one of the greats.

Top 10 Richest Tennis Players of All Time.

His rivalry with Andre Agassi was one of the finest, and Sampras till date is considered the finest server-and-volley player in the game’s history.

As one of the most successful players of his generation, Sampras unquestionably holds a spot on the list of the richest tennis players of all time.

9. Maria Sharapova (US $135 million)

One of the most recognisable faces in the sport’s history, Maria Sharapova needs no introduction.

After making her debut in 2003, Sharapova rose to international stardom, becoming World No.1 in 2005 at the age of 18.

Top 10 Richest Tennis Players of All Time.

A five-time Grand Slam winner and with 36 major titles, Sharapova was one of the most successful female players of her generation.

Outside tennis, she was a brand magnet, and with endorsement deals with the likes of Nike, Cole Haan, Motorola, Gatorade, Tropicana, Fred Perry, Tag Heuer and Tiffany among others, Sharapova sits pretty on the list of the richest tennis players of all time.

10. John McEnroe (US $100 million)

Although he was known for his confrontational on-court behaviour, McEnroe was one of the finest players to his generation.

With 77 singles titles and 78 major titles, he ended his career with seven Grand Slams, and his 1984 season record of 82-3 remains the best single season win rate.

Top 10 Richest Tennis Players of All Time.

While McEnroe’s on-court behaviour landed him in trouble with match officials, it also made him a brand magnet.

Having endorsed the likes of Nike, Mercedes, American Express, Bic, Dunlop and Sergio Tacchini among others, McEnroe earns a place on the list of the all-time richest tennis players.

By Rishabh

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