22 Richest Tennis Players
#22 Marat Safin, $15 Million
He is a Russian professional (retired) player. He was born in Moscow and he became the first Russian man to make semi-finals at Wimbledon.
Together with his younger sister Dinara, they became first brother and sister who have been both ranked No.1.
He became a member of Russian Parliament related close to a Vladimir Putin’s United Russia Party.
#21 Lleyton Hewitt, $15 Million
Lleyton is Australian tennis player and his father was a well known Australian football player.
He became the youngest male player, at age just 19, that have won the Grand Slam doubles title.
He was ranked by Tennis magazine on list of 40 greatest players since 1965 but he will be remembered as first male champion in history who was defeated in the first round.
#20 Jim Thomas, $15 Million
Former American player, born in Ohio, began playing tennis at the age of three and was named to the NCAA Champion team in 1995-1996.
Thomas has six doubles ATP titles and 14 doubles Challenger titles.
#19 Ilie Nastase, $15 Million
Retired Romanian professional, he won 58 singles titles.
He is also one of the five players to have won over 100 ATP titles.
He was listed by Maxim as No.6 on its Living Sex Legends list, and that is probably why he has been married four times. 😉
#18 Fabrice Santoro, $15 Million
Nicknamed “Magician” by Pete Sampras, two-handed hold, well known French professional was born in Tahiti.
At age 35 he became the oldest ATP player to win back-to-back singles.
#17 Jim Courier, $15.5 Million
American pro tennis player, with age of 22, he holds the record for being the youngest player who have reached the finals of all four Grand Slam events.
During 1992-1993 he was ranked No.1 at ATP list for a total of 58 weeks.
#16 Tomas Berdych, $16 Million
Berdych is one of the few active players that have reached the semi-finals of all four Grand Slams events.
At the 2013 Davis Cup he played the longest doubles match ever – 7 hours and 2 minutes.
#15 Tim Henman, $20 Million
English player whose great-grandmother was the first women to serve overarm at Wimbledon 1901, and since most of his family played tennis he began playing tennis as well.
Even diagnosed with a bone disease, he managed to overcome and cracked the Top 10 after all.
He reached semi-finals multiple times at the French Open, the US Open and Wimbledon and retired in 2007 .
#14 Stefan Edberg, $25 Million
This Swedish retired pro was ranked #1 in both singles and doubles, and won 41 titles.
At the US Open 1983 one of his serves caused accidentally death of linesman D.Wetheim.
In 2005 Edberg became member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
#13 Juan Martin Del Potro $25 Million
Argentine pro reached a career-high ranking of World No. 4 in 2004, and won the Bronze Medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
He is the first male player in ATP history who won four career titles in his first four tournaments.
#12 Bjorn Borg, $28.5 Million
Swedish pro retired at age 26, as he realized that he was losing his drive to compete.
He was youngest Italian Open winner and managed to be for a several years youngest French Open winner as well.
He owns successful fashion line.
#11 Michael Chang, $30 Million
Hoboken born American player dropped out of school because of tennis.
He became the youngest male ever to reach the semi-final at a professional level event at age 15, Grand Slam event at age 17 and at the same time he became the first American to win the French Open in 34 years.
#10 Andy Roddick, $30 Million
American pro, former #1 ATP listed who won only one Grand Slam title – US Open.
His Andy Roddick Foundation is mentoring low-income areas kids.
He is marred to swimwear model and actress Brooklyn Decker.
#9 Boris Becker, $35 Million
Former German pro, ex World No. 1, current coach to present No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic and youngest player ever to win men’s single at Wimbledon.
He owns his own personal line of tennis racquets and apparel.
#8 Ivan Lendl, $40 Million
Lendl comes from famous Czech tennis family, he claimed his first World Championship Tennis by defeating John McEnroe.
He never won Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon yet he was considered as one of the most outstanding players of all time.
He was also the highest paid player of all time during late eighties and the early nineties.
#7 John McEnroe, $50 Million
John is a former American pro and ex No. 1, well known for his superior technique and on-court temper.
He is also a former Captain of the US Davis Cup team, which won Davis Cup on four occasions.
McEnroe became member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999.
#6 Andy Murray, $70 Million
Scottish pro, won Gold Medal singles at London Olympics 2012, became first British to win Grand Slam singles tournaments since 1977.
He is also the first British who has won Wimbledon in 77 years.
#5 Rafael Nadal, $140 Million
This former No.1 pro from Spain has been titled “The King of Clay”, and with $40 million earned during 2016 he is one of the highest paid celebrities in the world.
He won more ATP Masters 1000 titles than any tennis player in the history.
#4 Pete Sampras, $150 Million
American pro, who dominated the tennis for most of the ‘90s, became the first player to break record of 12 Slams made by Roy Emerson.
At age 31, as the oldest Open champion since 1970, he wanted to go out while on top and so by taking 14th Grand Slam over Agassi in the final US Open 2002.
Sampras made that tournament the last of his professional career.
#3 Novak Djokovic, $160 Million
Current No.1 tennis player who has won 12 Grand Slam singles titles.
He was at age 6 when discovered by famous Yugoslav player Jelena Gencic.
Novak speaks fluently Italian, German, English, French and Serbian language.
In 2007 he founded Novak Djokovic Foundation to help children from disadvantaged communities.
Novak opened tennis-themed restaraunt chain with his family in their home country Serbia.
#2 Andre Agassi, $175 Million
Retired American pro and former World No.1.
He is founder of the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation which is conducting activities with at-risk kids in Nevada while funding a K-12 charter school as well.
Agassi turned out from young rebel into one of the finest players in the history of tennis.
He has been known as the best service returner and he has credit for reviving the popularity of tennis during ‘90s.
#1 Roger Federer, $350 Million
Where does all money go…? To Switzerland. 🙂
Federer is Swiss born pro and he held title No.1 player for a record 237 consecutive weeks.
He has won Wimbledon seven times, Australian Open four times, US Open five times and French Open once.