Who Is the Richest Tennis Player at US Open 2021 in Roger Federer’s Absence?

Published 08/25/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 14: Roger Federer of Switzerland is interviewed after his victory over Novak Djokovic of Serbia during Day Five of the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 Arena on November 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)


Apart from 20 Grand Slams and an illustrious career, Roger Federer has made numerous lucrative investments and blockbuster endorsement deals. That is why he is by far the wealthiest active male tennis player. Accordingly, he is also the richest in every tournament that he opts to play.

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So the question is, when he is not playing, who takes his place on the men’s circuit? For instance, Federer has announced his withdrawal from the upcoming US Open 2021, citing a knee injury. So, let’s find out who will be the richest tennis player in his absence in New York.

2019 US Open Tennis Tournament- Day Nine. Roger Federer of Switzerland during his match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the Men’s Singles Quarter-Finals match on Arthur Ashe Stadium during the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3rd, 2019 in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

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The richest male tennis player after Roger Federer

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the tennis maestro has a net worth of $450 million. And as per ATP Tour, he had earned $130,594,339 (singles and doubles combined in prize money from tennis.

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Moreover, Federer has collected no less than $600 million from endorsements throughout his career. Consequently, he is close to pocketing the billion-dollar mark from the sport.

After Federer, Serbian World No.1 Novak Djokovic has the highest net worth, standing at $220 million. Fascinatingly, he has earned more in prize money than the Swiss maestro, that is, more than $150 million.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 04: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates a win during his Men’s Singles third round match against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany on Day Five of the 2020 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 04, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Hence, Djokovic will be the richest tennis professional at the upcoming US Open 2021. Rafael Nadal, who is also not playing, is the third richest active male tennis player with $200 million net worth and close to $125 million prize money.

Who is the second wealthiest tennis player at the US Open 2021?

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Standing 10th in the all-time richest tennis players, Andy Murray is the fourth active and the second wealthiest tennis player in New York. He has a net worth of $100 million and $62,051,232 in prize money.

Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during his Men’s Singles first round match against Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan on Day Two of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Besides dominating the tennis world for almost two decades, these four players have also made themselves a marketable brand. Therefore, even after their on-court earnings will stop, they will keep flourishing in wealth.

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The other rich active male tennis players in the Top 50 are Kei Nishikori (playing US Open), Juan Martin del Potro (not playing), and Stan Wawrinka (not playing), respectively. Most likely, the situation will remain the same for many more years to come.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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