Roger Federer

Roger Federer Prize Money – Check His Career Earnings to Date

How much prize money has Roger Federer won in his long and illustrious career?

With Swiss neutrality, and a mantra of ‘it's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice‘ it's easy to see why Roger Federer is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world thanks to a raft of multi-million dollar endorsement deals from brands like Rolex, Jura and more recently Uniqlo.

However, alongside his hugely marketable image, the Swiss has earnt more than his fair his share of his net worth through performances on the tennis court.

In fact, he's the second-highest ever prize money winner in tennis history behind Novak Djokovic. But where did he earn it all and which tournaments have been rather fruitful to his wallet over the years? Let's take a look.

What is the Total Amount of Prize Money Federer Has Won in His Career?

Federer Career Statistics

As of December 2019, Roger Federer has won a total of $129,231,891 in prize money since he turned pro in 1998. That puts him second on the all-time list of prize money winner behind Novak Djokovic who's taken advantage of having some of his best years on your at a time when prize money was reaching record highs to rack up $139,144,944 in on-court earnings.

How Much Prize Money has Roger Won Season By Season

Federer Cow Prize

Federer turned professional in 1998 and while it was relatively slow going for the Swiss in his first few seasons, it wasn't too long before the cash (and a milking cow named Juliette) started to roll in.

Those early bumper paydays helped build a solid financial platform for later life and also set the wheels in motion for the Roger Federer Foundation which has gone on to spend millions of dollars in charitable projects across Africa and closer to home in Switzerland.

You can see how much Federer has earned season by season in the table below.

Federer Career Prize Money Year By Year

Year Singles Doubles Total Prize Money
2020
$714,792
$0
$714,792
2019 $8,716,975 $0 $8,716,975
2018 $7,599,234 $0 $7,599,234
2017 $11,754,077 $0 $11,754,077
2016 $1,527,269 $0 $1,527,269
2015 $7,802,893 $9,125 $7,812,018
2014 $7,993,989 $49,135 $8,043,124
2013 $2,788,912 $9,725 $2,798,637
2012 $7,424,843 $0 $7,424,843
2011 $5,695,726 $48,850 $5,744,576
2010 $6,685,303 $12,987 $6,698,290
2009 $6,761,806 $6,306 $6,768,112
2008 $5,133,080 $3,800 $5,136,880
2007 $8,611,510 $19,110 $8,630,620
2006 $8,333,585 $10,300 $8,343,885
2005 $6,110,468 $26,550 $6,137,018
2004 $6,337,660 $19,887 $6,357,547
2003 $3,877,080 $123,600 $4,000,680
2002 $1,722,097 $157,930 $1,880,027
2001 $773,591 $91,834 $865,425
2000 $458,974 $154,808 $613,782
1999 $200,986 $24,153 $225,139
1998 $26,370 $935 $27,305
1997 $650 $0 $650

This data comes from the ATP and there is a discrepancy. If you total up the amounts individually, they total $117,106,113. So where the $129,231,891 comes from I have no idea. If anyone has any ideas on where the extra $12 million gets added from, let me know 🙂

Stats from the Data

As a self-employed individual, should Roger want to take out a mortgage on a nice four bedroom semi-detached in Basel, he'd need to show the bank consistent earnings over the years. Fortunately, he's not done too badly and since winning a nominal $650 in 1997 before turning pro, his average yearly earnings have been $5,091,570 in both singles and doubles combined.

Federer's best-ever year on tour in prize money, and also in terms of performances for many fans, was 2017 where he racked up $11,754,077 thanks to winning the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the Sunshine Double which contributed heavily to that total figure.

While his worst years in prize money were his starting years, since he won Wimbledon in 2003, the two lowest prize money years were ones that were curtailed by injuries.

2016 is the lowest total at $1,527,269 after Federer missed three-quarters of the season due to a torn meniscus. The other low is 2013, where a back injury saw Roger bow out of several tournaments in the opening rounds, leading to just $2,798,637 in prize money, his lowest since 2002.

Singles have of course contributed the bulk of prize money over the years but doubles have also chipped in with a total of $769,035 in prize money. $157,930 coming in 2002 which was Federer's best year on the doubles circuit.

In recent years he's made zero appearances in doubles, but had he chosen to, he'd have been able to take advantage of a tour that's seen significant prize money jumps as it continues to ride on the coattails of the singles game and reward mediocrity with hefty prize money sums 😆

Which Tournaments Have Handed Federer The Most Prize Money?

Federer Wimbledon Prize Money

Thanks to my self maintained prize money data, we can also take a look at which tournaments have paid Federer the most money over the years.

The numbers here are given in the USD. However, most tournaments will pay in their local currency. For example, Wimbledon pays in Pound sterling, whereas Madrid pays in Euros. The ATP convert this into dollars for their overall records but I am unsure if this is done at the mid-market exchange rate when the tournament ends, or as a set multiplier (which is how the WTA operate with €1 classed as $1.24).

Federer's Best Tournaments For Prize Money Winnings

Tournament Career Prize Money
Wimbledon $18,719,106
Nitto ATP Finals $16,367,000
Australian Open $15,413,165
US Open $13,220,000
Roland Garros $6,829,641
Indian Wells $6,446,055
Miami $4,592,440
Basel $4,509,230
Cincinnati $4,416,905
Madrid $3,310,615
Dubai $3,236,025
Shanghai $3,001,290
Halle $2,914,024
Montreal $2,189,390
Hamburg $1,964,549
Rome $1,789,988
Paris $1,611,273
Monte Carlo $1,458,533
Rotterdam $1,268,275
Doha $643,450
Vienna $337,420
Stuttgart $184,757
Gstaad $162,129
Brisbane $161,110
Stockholm $146,984
Marseille $146,300
Tokyo $118,000
Sydney $63,070
Munich $52,000
Moscow $36,800
s-Hertogenbosch $28,340
London / Queen's $3,600
Eastbourne $3,500
Auckland $3,250
Barcelona $3,150
Washington $2,100

There are no surprises here with Wimbledon topping the table with $18,719,106 paid over Federer's career so far which represents 14.5% of his overall prize money total. It's also no real surprise to see all four Grand Slams occupy a spot in the top five, those are the highest paying tournaments and Federer's record at making the second week has been ultra consistent.

Federer Prize Money History at Every Tournament He Has Played

Numbers here are given in the tournaments local currency, most European events pay in Euros, whereas the rest of the world settles prize money in USD.

Tournament Year Ranking Points Prize Money
Australian Open 2020 720 $A1,040,000
Nitto ATP Finals 2019 400 $645,000
Swiss Indoors Basel 2019 500 €430,125
Rolex Shanghai Masters 2019 180 $184,000
US Open 2019 360 $500,000
Western & Southern Open 2019 90 $74,695
Wimbledon 2019 1200 £1,175,000
Halle 2019 500 €429,955
Roland Garros 2019 720 €590,000
Internazionali BNL d'Italia 2019 180 €128,200
Mutua Madrid Open 2019 180 €160,920
Miami Open presented by Itau 2019 1000 $1,354,010
BNP Paribas Open 2019 600 $686,000
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2019 500 $565,635
Australian Open 2019 180 A$260,000
Nitto ATP Finals 2018 400 $609,000
ATP Masters 1000 Paris 2018 360 €240,235
Basel 2018 500 €427,765
ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai 2018 360 $335,750
US Open 2018 180 $266,000
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 2018 600 $533,690
Wimbledon 2018 360 £281,000
Halle 2018 300 €209,630
Stuttgart 2018 250 €117,030
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2018 10 $25,465
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2018 600 $654,380
Rotterdam 2018 500 €401,580
Australian Open 2018 2000 A$4,000,000
Nitto ATP Finals 2017 600 $764,000
Basel 2017 500 €395,850
ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai 2017 1000 $1,136,850
US Open 2017 360 $470,000
ATP Masters 1000 Canada 2017 600 $438,635
Wimbledon 2017 2000 £2,200,000
Halle 2017 500 €395,690
Stuttgart 2017 0 €10,770
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2017 1000 $1,175,505
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2017 1000 $1,175,505
Dubai 2017 45 $34,100
Australian Open 2017 2000 A$3,700,000
Wimbledon 2016 720 £500,000
Halle 2016 180 €90,235
Stuttgart 2016 90 €30,790
ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2016 90 €46,740
ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo 2016 180 €90,010
Australian Open 2016 720 A$750,000
Brisbane 2016 150 $37,900
ATP Finals 2015 1000 $1,178,000
ATP Masters 1000 Paris 2015 90 €42,600
Basel 2015 500 €381,925
ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai 2015 10 $31,390
US Open 2015 1200 $1,600,000
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 2015 1000 $731,000
Wimbledon 2015 1200 £940,000
Halle 2015 500 €381,760
Roland Garros 2015 360 €250,000
ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2015 600 €308,000
ATP Masters 1000 Madrid 2015 10 €27,460
Istanbul 2015 250 €80,000
ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo 2015 90 €40,930
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2015 600 $439,420
Dubai 2015 500 $505,000
Australian Open 2015 90 A$97,500
Brisbane 2015 250 $80,000
ATP Finals 2014 1000 $1,095,000
ATP Masters 1000 Paris 2014 180 €71,700
Basel 2014 500 €352,355
ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai 2014 1000 $798,540
US Open 2014 720 $792,500
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 2014 1000 $638,850
ATP Masters 1000 Canada 2014 600 $293,650
Wimbledon 2014 1200 £880,000
Halle 2014 250 €128,860
Roland Garros 2014 180 €125,000
ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2014 10 €18,860
ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo 2014 600 €269,150
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2014 180 $98,130
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2014 600 $500,000
Dubai 2014 500 $465,830
Australian Open 2014 720 A$540,000
Brisbane 2013 150 $43,210
ATP Finals 2013 400 $426,000
ATP Masters 1000 Paris 2013 360 €128,850
Basel 2013 300 €156,800
ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai 2013 90 $47,550
US Open 2013 180 $165,000
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 2013 180 $73,255
Gstaad 2013 0 €7,100
Hamburg 2013 180 €53,340
Wimbledon 2013 45 £38,000
Halle 2013 250 €123,400
Roland Garros 2013 360 €190,000
ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2013 600 €246,000
ATP Masters 1000 Madrid 2013 90 €41,610
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2013 180 $104,000
Dubai 2013 180 $91,750
Rotterdam 2013 90 €31,440
Australian Open 2013 720 A$500,000
ATP Finals 2012 800 $800,000
Basel 2012 300 €152,350
ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai 2012 360 $165,210
US Open 2012 360 $237,500
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 2012 1000 $535,600
Wimbledon 2012 2000 £1,150,000
Halle 2012 150 €63,105
Roland Garros 2012 720 €310,000
ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2012 360 €113,580
ATP Masters 1000 Madrid 2012 1000 €585,800
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2012 45 $23,210
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2012 1000 $1,000,000
Dubai 2012 500 $409,170
Rotterdam 2012 500 €290,550
Australian Open 2012 720 A$437,000
Doha 2012 90 $50,030
ATP Finals 2011 1500 $1,630,000
ATP Masters 1000 Paris 2011 1000 €454,000
Basel 2011 500 €318,000
US Open 2011 720 $450,000
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 2011 180 $62,240
ATP Masters 1000 Canada 2011 90 $31,280
Wimbledon 2011 360 £137,500
Roland Garros 2011 1200 €600,000
ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2011 90 €27,750
ATP Masters 1000 Madrid 2011 360 €133,000
ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo 2011 180 €53,500
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2011 360 $149,450
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2011 360 $149,450
Dubai 2011 300 $181,500
Australian Open 2011 720 A$420,000
Doha 2011 250 $177,000
ATP Finals 2010 1500 $1,630,000
ATP Masters 1000 Paris 2010 360 €105,500
Basel 2010 500 €291,700
Stockholm 2010 250 €95,845
ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai 2010 600 $302,000
US Open 2010 720 $525,000
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 2010 1000 $443,500
ATP Masters 1000 Canada 2010 600 $222,000
Wimbledon 2010 360 £125,000
Halle 2010 150 €59,900
Roland Garros 2010 360 €140,000
ATP Masters 1000 Madrid 2010 600 €270,000
Estoril 2010 90 €20,500
ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2010 10 €14,500
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2010 90 $39,800
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2010 45 $21,300
Australian Open 2010 2000 A$2,100,000
Doha 2010 90 $52,520
ATP Finals 2009 400 $360,000
ATP Masters 1000 Paris 2009 10 €15,200
Basel 2009 300 €134,000
US Open 2009 1200 $800,000
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 2009 1000 $443,500
ATP Masters 1000 Canada 2009 180 $59,200
Wimbledon 2009 2000 £850,000
Roland Garros 2009 2000 €1,060,000
ATP Masters 1000 Madrid 2009 1000 €585,000
ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2009 360 €103,450
ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo 2009 90 €27,500
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2009 360 $148,100
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2009 360 $148,100
Australian Open 2009 1200 A$1,000,000
Doha 2009 90 $50,900
Tennis Masters Cup 2008 200 $200,000
ATP Masters 1000 Paris 2008 250 €46,500
Basel 2008 500 €145,200
ATP Masters 1000 Madrid 2008 450 €90,900
US Open 2008 2000 $1,500,000
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 2008 150 $26,200
ATP Masters 1000 Canada 2008 10 $17,250
Wimbledon 2008 1400 £375,000
Halle 2008 450 €115,500
Roland Garros 2008 1400 €530,000
ATP Masters 1000 Hamburg 2008 700 €180,000
ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2008 250 €46,000
ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo 2008 700 €180,000
Estoril 2008 350 €59,100
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2008 250 $73,500
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2008 450 $138,750
Dubai 2008 0 $9,490
Australian Open 2008 900 A$342,500
Tennis Masters Cup 2007 650 $1,200,000
ATP Masters 1000 Paris 2007 75 $25,000
Basel 2007 250 $142,000
ATP Masters 1000 Madrid 2007 350 $200,000
US Open 2007 1000 $2,400,000
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 2007 500 $400,000
ATP Masters 1000 Canada 2007 350 $200,000
Wimbledon 2007 1000 $1,399,175
Roland Garros 2007 700 $671,775
ATP Masters 1000 Hamburg 2007 500 $400,000
ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2007 75 $25,000
ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo 2007 350 $200,000
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2007 75 $35,000
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2007 5 $9,000
Dubai 2007 300 $300,000
Australian Open 2007 1000 $1,004,560
Tennis Masters Cup 2006 750 $1,520,000
Basel 2006 250 $142,000
ATP Masters 1000 Madrid 2006 500 $450,000
Tokyo 2006 250 $118,000
US Open 2006 1000 $1,200,000
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 2006 35 $15,000
ATP Masters 1000 Canada 2006 500 $400,000
Wimbledon 2006 1000 $1,190,725
Halle 2006 225 $113,000
Roland Garros 2006 700 $598,350
ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2006 350 $200,000
ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo 2006 350 $200,000
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2006 500 $533,350
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2006 500 $490,000
Dubai 2006 210 $98,600
Australian Open 2006 1000 $922,560
Doha 2006 250 $142,000
Tennis Masters Cup 2005 500 $820,000
Bangkok 2005 175 $76,500
US Open 2005 1000 $1,100,000
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 2005 500 $400,000
Wimbledon 2005 1000 $1,152,900
Halle 2005 225 $113,000
Roland Garros 2005 450 $275,990
ATP Masters 1000 Hamburg 2005 500 $400,000
ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo 2005 125 $52,000
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2005 500 $533,350
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2005 500 $455,000
Dubai 2005 300 $187,500
Rotterdam 2005 250 $173,000
Australian Open 2005 450 $229,228
Doha 2005 250 $142,000
Tennis Masters Cup 2004 750 $1,520,000
Bangkok 2004 175 $76,500
US Open 2004 1000 $1,000,000
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 2004 5 $7,500
ATP Masters 1000 Canada 2004 500 $410,500
Gstaad 2004 175 $76,500
Wimbledon 2004 1000 $1,107,817
Halle 2004 225 $113,000
Roland Garros 2004 75 $42,313
ATP Masters 1000 Hamburg 2004 500 $400,000
ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2004 35 $15,000
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2004 35 $19,730
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2004 500 $421,600
Dubai 2004 300 $187,500
Rotterdam 2004 60 $23,740
Australian Open 2004 1000 $915,960
Tennis Masters Cup 2003 750 $1,520,000
ATP Masters 1000 Paris 2003 125 $56,600
Basel 2003 25 $17,000
ATP Masters 1000 Madrid 2003 225 $112,500
Vienna 2003 250 $128,000
US Open 2003 150 $65,000
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 2003 35 $15,000
ATP Masters 1000 Canada 2003 225 $100,000
Gstaad 2003 120 $45,000
Wimbledon 2003 1000 $956,802
Halle 2003 225 $113,000
Roland Garros 2003 5 $14,790
ATP Masters 1000 Hamburg 2003 75 $27,000
ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2003 350 $200,000
Munich 2003 175 $52,000
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2003 125 $66,500
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2003 35 $15,000
Dubai 2003 300 $187,500
Rotterdam 2003 110 $42,700
Marseille 2003 175 $69,200
Australian Open 2003 150 $41,068
Sydney 2003 5 $3,420
Doha 2002 60 $29,000
Tennis Masters Cup 2002 300 $450,000
ATP Masters 1000 Paris 2002 125 $58,600
Basel 2002 110 $46,000
ATP Masters 1000 Madrid 2002 125 $58,600
Vienna 2002 250 $119,750
Moscow 2002 60 $27,000
US Open 2002 150 $58,000
Long Island 2002 5 $4,800
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 2002 5 $8,325
ATP Masters 1000 Canada 2002 5 $8,325
Gstaad 2002 15 $9,400
Wimbledon 2002 5 $11,800
s-Hertogenbosch 2002 40 $9,940
Halle 2002 100 $34,750
Roland Garros 2002 5 $10,677
ATP Masters 1000 Hamburg 2002 500 $372,000
ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2002 5 $7,900
ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo 2002 35 $15,000
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2002 350 $240,000
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2002 75 $30,000
Dubai 2002 25 $12,450
Rotterdam 2002 60 $18,700
Milan 2002 120 $28,730
Australian Open 2002 150 $32,500
Sydney 2002 175 $48,850
ATP Masters 1000 Paris 2001 5 $17,500
Basel 2001 175 $81,000
ATP Masters 1000 Stuttgart 2001 5 $17,500
Vienna 2001 60 $18,970
Moscow 2001 5 $9,800
US Open 2001 150 $56,000
Gstaad 2001 5 $5,700
Wimbledon 2001 250 $91,807
s-Hertogenbosch 2001 75 $18,400
Halle 2001 60 $27,970
Roland Garros 2001 250 $78,618
ATP Masters 1000 Hamburg 2001 5 $8,550
ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2001 75 $30,800
ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo 2001 125 $58,500
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2001 125 $64,640
ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2001 5 $8,550
Rotterdam 2001 175 $73,300
Marseille 2001 75 $23,100
Milan 2001 175 $54,000
Australian Open 2001 75 $18,086
Sydney 2001 40 $10,800
Stockholm 2000 20 $13,050
ATP Masters 1000 Paris 2000 5 $9,200
Lyon 2000 20 $13,050
ATP Masters 1000 Stuttgart 2000 35 $17,500
Basel 2000 175 $81,000
Vienna 2000 110 $36,000
US Open 2000 75 $35,000
Indianapolis 2000 5 $2,450
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 2000 5 $8,550
ATP Masters 1000 Canada 2000 5 $8,550
Gstaad 2000 5 $5,700
Wimbledon 2000 5 $10,762
Nottingham 2000 5 $3,500
Halle 2000 60 $27,970
Roland Garros 2000 150 $41,814
St. Poelten 2000 5 $4,000
ATP Masters 1000 Hamburg 2000 5 $8,550
ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2000 5 $8,550
Barcelona 2000 5 $3,150
ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo 2000 5 $8,550
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2000 15 $8,700
ATP Masters Series Indian Wells Q 2000 1 $770
Copenhagen 2000 75 $16,000
London 2000 60 $18,970
Marseille 2000 120 $39,300
Australian Open 2000 75 $19,588
Auckland 2000 5 $3,250
Adelaide 2000 15 $5,500
Stockholm Q 1999 0 $530
Brest 1999 97 $14,400
Lyon 1999 18 $7,290
Vienna 1999 159 $34,700
Basel 1999 54 $27,970
Toulouse 1999 30 $6,250
Tashkent 1999 43 $8,000
US Open Q 1999 3 $5,500
Washington 1999 1 $2,100
Segovia 1999 10 $1,720
Gstaad 1999 1 $5,250
Wimbledon 1999 1 $10,870
London / Queen's Club 1999 1 $3,600
Surbiton 1999 33 $2,500
Roland Garros 1999 1 $9,929
Ljubljana 1999 49 $6,275
Espinho 1999 1 $1,300
ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo 1999 1 $7,690
ATP Masters 1000 Miami 1999 1 $4,000
Grenoble 1999 8 $650
Rotterdam 1999 77 $19,650
Marseille 1999 89 $14,700
Heilbronn 1999 47 $5,000
Australian Open Q 1999 0 $1,112
Basel 1998 1 $9,800
Toulouse 1998 59 $10,800
Geneva 1998 1 $520
Gstaad 1998 1 $5,250
Basel Q 1997 0 $650

Federer's first pay cheque back in 1997 on the pro tour, to his most recent one at the 2019 Nitto ATP Finals shows a 99130.77% increase 😆

His first six-figure pay cheque came in 2002 at the Miami Masters tournament where he received $240,000, a huge jump from his previous earnings which had rarely topped $50k.

Did any of the numbers surprise you? Let me know in the comments.

All data correct as of 3/2/2020.

Jonathan

Huge fan of Roger Federer. I watch all his matches from Grand Slam level right down to ATP 250. When I'm not watching or writing about tennis I play regularly myself and have a keen interest in tactics, equipment and technicalties of the sport.

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20 Comments

  1. Amazing article, you’re one of the few guys in tennis who brings something meaningful to the table.
    It would be nice if someone finds a way to convert all the prizes from the past to the current amount, just to see how much he would have raised if the prizes were like today.

  2. When I see a movie reach the “most box office $$$”, I think no, no, no. You can’t compare ticket prices through the years. It should be based on the number of ticket sales. When “Gone with the Wind” came out how much was it to see a movie, 10 cents?

    The same is true for prize money through the years. Rod Laver made how much? Where does his income come from now? Does he get appearance fees?

    If we look at Fed through the last 20 yrs, the amount for being a finalist or the winner is (in my opinion) way too much. It seems like the slams are always competing to be the GS with the biggest payout to the winner. I’d rather see more money disbursed to the lower ranked players, challengers, etc.

    Jonathan, do you think the difference in prize money is because of money paid from Davis Cup?

    1. He will still be earning from tennis stuff and I assume he will have done reasonably from compound interest if he tucked a good chunk away when he started earning when it turned pro.

      It could be Davis Cup, the ATP show money as $0 for his DC ties, but I dunno how payment works for it? How many Davis Cup ties has he played? 20 odd?

  3. Wow, what a colossal work you’ve done! Hat off to you, Jonathan.
    As for the difference of the sum of the total, I wonder… if he’s given things such as car or watch as a prize even Juliette the cow, the value of the goods or the cow might been added? Or the extra bonus being end of the year No.1 or USO series champion etc.? I remember Fed’s biven a car at Masters Cup in Houston?

  4. Thanks for the number crunching Jonathan! I often wonder what the net earnings are (forgive the pun). As everyone is well aware, the costs required to be a professional on tour are an ongoing ATP discussion point. While players have different expectations and standards of living etc., Roger travels with a large team and usually with his large family. I can only imagine the huge costs attached 💰💰💰

    1. It would be hard to work out really, his expenses will be relatively high – two coaches, a physio etc. and combine that with taxes etc. The UK, for example, tax your endorsement earnings during a tournament.

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