The great champions of tennis are numerous, especially since the beginning of the Open era in 1968. However, many players had already made their mark since the beginning of the 20th century, in the first editions of prestigious tournaments, such as the four Grand Slam tournaments, then reserved for amateur players, which still exist today, the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon, and the US Open, and in major professional tournaments such as Wembley Pro, or the U.S. Pro or the French Pro. Tennis is the only sport where women can compete with men in terms of gain. In this ranking are Serena Williams (4th), Caroline Wozniacki (6th), Sloane Stephens (9th) and Garbine Muguruza (10th).
- Roger Federer: 77.2 million – Tournament winnings: 12.2 M / advertising revenue: 65 M
Roger Federer holds both the record for men’s singles titles, 100, Grand Slam titles (20) and Masters titles (6). By becoming world No. 1 again at 36 years and 6 months in February 2018, it also becomes the oldest world No. 1 in history (record that it improves in June 2018 at 36 years and 10 months). Federer completed the Grand Slam at the age of 27. He is the only player in history to have won at least five consecutive titles at two Grand Slam tournaments (Wimbledon 2003-2007 and US Open 2004-2008).
- Rafael Nadal: $ 41.4 million – Tournament winnings: 14.4 M / advertising revenue: 27 M
Rafael Nadal won 80 trophies in singles including 17 Grand Slam titles (one Australian Open, eleven Roland Garros, two Wimbledon and three US Open) as well as the Davis Cup with Spain 4 times and the gold medal in singles at the Beijing Olympics. He holds the Masters 1000 title record with 33 titles. He holds the record for 53 titles and 81 consecutive victories (interrupted by Roger Federer on May 20, 2007) on the beaten track.
- Kei Nishikori: $ 34.6 million – Tournament winnings: 1.6 M / advertising revenue: 33 M
Kei Nishikori is a Japanese tennis player. It is currently ranked 7th in the ATP ranking. He’s number one in Japan, and the best Asian tennis player in history. In 2006 he won his first professional title (Future) Mexico F18 in Mazatlán, at the age of 16. In 2007 he qualified for his first ATP event at the Los Angeles tournament.
- Novak Djokovic: $ 23.5 million – Tournament winnings: 1.5 M / advertising revenue: 22 M
Novak Djokovic won 73 trophies in singles, including 15 Grand Slam tournaments: 7 Australian Open of which he is the record of titles, 1 Roland Garros, 4 Wimbledon and 3 US Open. He is the eighth player to achieve the Grand Slam in his career and the third to hold the four Grand Slam titles simultaneously.
- Serena Williams: $ 18.1 million – Tournament winnings: 62,000 / advertising revenue: 18 M
Serena Williams, United States flag United States: winner of the four Grand Slam tournaments. She has seventy-two singles tournaments on her list, including 23 Grand Slam singles (14 doubles) and four Masters. She also won the gold medal in doubles with her sister who came to the Olympics in Sydney in 2000, Athens in 2004 and London in 2012 where she also won the gold medal in singles. She is considered the best American tennis player of all time.
- Caroline Wozniacki $ 13 million – Tournament winnings: 7 M / advertising revenue: 6 M
Caroline Wozniacki is a professional tennis player Danish, No 3 in the world (and a former No 1) in accordance with the ranking of the WTA. Champion of the 2018 Australian Open after defeating the then # 1 world champion Simona Halep (first Grand Slam).
- Grigor Dimitrov: $ 12.7 million – Tournament winnings: 6.7 M / advertising revenue: 6 M
Grigor Dimitrov is a member of the Bulgarian Davis Cup team. He was trained at the Muratoglou Academy with Márcos Baghdatís. He developed his game in Sweden with his former coach and was coached by Roger Rasheed who coached big names in the tennis world such as Lleyton Hewitt, Gaël Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
- 8. Andy Murray: $ 11.5 million – Tournament winnings: 1 M / advertising revenue: 10.5 M
Andy Murray has won 45 singles tournaments, including three Grand Slam titles, the US Open 2012, Wimbledon 2013 and Wimbledon 2016 and has reached the finals of 8 other Grand Slam tournaments.
- Sloane Stephens: $ 11.2 million – Tournament winnings: 5.7 M / advertising revenue: 5.5 M
Sloane Stephens (born March 20, 1993) is an American former professional tennis player. She won her first WTA title at The Washington Open in August 2015 and now has six.
- Garbine Muguruza: $ 11 million – Tournament winnings: 5.5 M / advertising revenue: 5.5 M
Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco is a Spanish-Venezuelan professional tennis player. Since becoming a professional in 2012, she has won six singles titles, having reached her first finals in a Grand Slam tournament in Wimbledon in 2015, where she lost the final to Serena Williams.