Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic Net Worth – Which Tennis Star Is Richest Right Now?

Published 08/30/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerlan wait to go on stage during the ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf=Astoria on in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


Tennis has been graced by the emergence of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. Together, these three amazing athletes have dominated the scenes in tennis. They have been ruling the circuit for two decades. Their dominance on and off the courts has been immense. 

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Reflecting on these legends, we take a closer look at which of these three gems has ruled the earnings in the game. Roger Federer certainly exceeds rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic by a fine margin. The sum earned by the Swiss maestro in endorsements itself is one of the highest amongst all sporting athletes. 

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – SEPTEMBER 23: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal of Team Europe react during there doubles match against Jack Sock and Sam Querrey of Team World on Day 2 of the Laver Cup on September 23, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Laver Cup consists of six European players competing against their counterparts from the rest of the World. Europe will be captained by Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe will captain the Rest of the World team. The event runs from 22-24 September. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

Roger Federer pips past his two rivals 

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Speaking about the numbers, Federer is worth $450 million, followed by Djokovic who is on $220 million, and in the third spot is Nadal worth $200 million. When it comes to the Forbes list, the Swiss ace has dominated the rankings in the top 10 for over a decade. In fact, in the previous year, he topped the list

Coming onto Federer’s season, he missed the Australian Open but played at the French Open. In Paris, he withdrew himself before the fourth-round match. At the Wimbledon Championships, he lost in the quarterfinals, which was a disappointment. 

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LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Andy Murray of Great Britain, Novak Djokovic of Siberia, Roger Federer of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal of Spain attend a ceremony for Carlos Moya’s retirement during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 21, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Moving onto Rafa, he lost in the quarterfinal at the Australian Open. His journey came to an end in the semifinal, which by his standards was not great. He skipped Wimbledon and the Olympics. Due to injury, he has ended his season. 

On the other hand, Djokovic has had the season of his life, winning the first three Grand Slam events of the season. In doing so, he has equaled the two greats on 20 Grand Slam titles each. He is currently competing at the US Open. We wish him the very best for the upcoming matches and for the rest of the season. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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