Novak Djokovic’s PTPA Uses Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and Naomi Osaka’s $175 Million Example To Paint Tennis’ Crude Reality

Published 01/30/2023, 7:30 AM EST

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A day before the Serbian tennis star, Novak Djokovic, secured his 10th Australian Open title, his organization, the Professional Tennis Players Association, raised an important concern regarding the reality of the sport. It pointed out how tennis players are paid less compared to other sports stars.

For the past few years, the tennis organization founded by the Serb is creating quite a buzz by raising several issues and helping tennis stars build their careers. But this time, the PTPA hinted at something involving the biggest names in the tennis world.

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The organization shared this news over their official Instagram page with the proper statistics of how players are facing a lot of issues and they’re only receiving 17.5% of the sports revenue as their salary or prize money.

The PTPA this time generated its share of buzz while talking about the salary-related concerns of the tennis players. And this time they also highlighted the three highest-paid tennis players that make their way among the top 100 highest-paid athlete list in the year 2022. The list includes Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and the four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka.


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The post also addressed how every tennis player should get an equal amount of revenue in terms of their participation in the sport. However, it was also noted that there are only three athletes that collectively generated around 175 million. The Swiss Maestro earned the most, almost $85.7 million, followed by the two WTA stars, who each earned a sizeable sum. The two tennis greats, Federer and Serena, retired last year, and as a result, they participated in significantly fewer matches than other active tennis players on the ATP and WTA Tours.

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Not only that, but Djokovic’s organization also extended help to the two-time Grand Slam champion, Simona Halep. Last year she failed to clear an anti-doping test and is now fighting to clear her name.

The only request from the foundation was that every tennis player around the world should get a generous amount of the sport’s revenue in the form of salary or prize money. What do you think about this concern?


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Pratishtha Prakash


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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.
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