Novak Djokovic’s $16 Million Bounty Leaves Closest Rival Carlos Alcaraz Biting the Dust

Published 12/11/2023, 10:56 AM EST

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World Number 1, Novak Djokovic defied age to put on a great show this year. With doubts emerging last year regarding his longevity, he stunned one and all by winning 3 out of the 4 Grand Slam titles in 2023. Further, a consistent run ensured he reclaimed his Number 1 ranking from Carlos Alcaraz earlier this year. While Djokovic has broken many records this year, a new stat about him shows how he is way ahead of other fellow tennis stars.

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Along with the major titles, Djokovic has won a host of other big titles. As a result, he has raked in a whopping amount as winnings on the tour, which has left the likes of Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek far behind.

Novak Djokovic earned a massive sum in 2023

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Recently, a new stat went viral on Twitter showing the prize money earned by tennis stars this year. However, the list excluded bonus pool payments that the ATP has refused to reveal and the WTA has canceled it. Nonetheless, Djokovic recorded a massive sum and left his nearest rival Alcaraz by a big margin.

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Excluding the bonus pool payments, Djokovic earned almost $16 Million in 2023. The second on the list was his close rival Alcaraz, who managed to earn $10.75 Million. There is a major difference between the earnings, especially considering that Alcaraz was more active than Djokovic this season.

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The third on the list was Iga Swiatek, who was the highest earner in the WTA. She raked in $9.86 Million in prize money. The top 5 also featured the likes of Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner, who had a decent season this year.

Earlier this year, a staggering report showed the disparity in the prize money between the ATP and the WTA stars. It involved top stars like Djokovic and Coco Gauff. Myles David, host of the Tuned Into Tennis podcast, shared his views on this matter.

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Coco Gauff’s meager earnings as compared to Novak Djokovic

The Cincinnati Masters was in the news this year owing to the prize money disparity between the male and the female players. Although the winner received a handsome paycheck, the difference between the WTA and the ATP stars was huge. Gauff, who won the title, received less than that of Djokovic’s winning paycheck.

Explaining the situation, David said, “Novak Djokovic will receive $1,019,335 for winning the ATP1000 event in Cincinnati. Coco Gauff will receive $454,500 for winning the WTA1000 event in Cincinnati. They played at the same venue all week, They played best of 3 sets all week, They will not get paid the same.”

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Nonetheless, Djokovic topped the overall earnings chart by a huge margin. His achievements this year have been unmatched and it can be clearly seen from the prize money stat. It’ll be interesting to see if he can repeat his heroics next year. What do you think?

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Vatsal Shah

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Being a die-hard fan of tennis and an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal, tennis has been a part of my life even before I ventured into sports journalism. If I have learned anything from the incredible career of the ?King of Clay?, it is to constantly enhance your skill sets, no matter at what stage you are in your career. This motivated me to complete an Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management while pursuing my career as a sports writer.
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