Rafael Nadal Trails Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem in 2020 ATP Tour Earners’ List

Published 11/28/2020, 11:09 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November 21, 2020 Spain’s Rafael Nadal walks off after losing his semi-final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs


Superstar Rafael Nadal has ended the 2020 tennis season as one of the top earners.

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Rafael Nadal pocketed more than 3 million euros in 2020

Nadal, who is tied with Roger Federer at 20 Grand Slam titles apiece, finished the season with the third biggest purse with more than three million euros – 3,224,135 euros to be precise.

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He also clinched his 20th Major title at the French Open this year. 

 

 

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It was also an unprecedented 13th straight title for the Spaniard at Roland-Garros, his happy hunting ground.

Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem were the top two earners this season.

 

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Novak Djokovic topped with earnings of 5.44 milion euros

The Serb clinched his 17th Grand Slam crown at the Australian Open and also reached his sixth career year-end number one ranking this year, equaling Pete Sampras.

Thiem, who was voted Austria’s ‘Athlete of the Year’, won his maiden Major title at the US Open and made the title-round of the prestigious ATP Finals for the second straight year.

 

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Djokovic topped the earners’ pile, pocketing 5.44 million euros, while Thiem came a close second with net earnings of 5.04 million euros.

Daniil Medvedev at fourth in the top earners’ list

Rising Russian star Daniil Medvedev, who lifted his maiden ATP Finals trophy this year, ranked fourth in the earners’ list.

The Russian, who towers comfortably over six feet, also took the championship honors at the Rolex Paris Masters.

German Alexander Zverev, this year’s US Open finalist, trailed the top four earners at five, followed by Russian Andrey Rublev, long-haired Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and Argentine Diego Schwartzman in sixth, seventh and ninth respectively.

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While Nadal clinched the third place in the money-makers’ list this season, fellow Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Roberto Bautista Agut also had a fair share of earnings this year.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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