Tennis is one the most interesting game. Although there are a number of well known and popular tennis players all around the world but some of them have really worked hard to grab the awards and attention of people.
With the unique and ferocious way of playing some tennis players are so good that it’s a loss to not watch their game. Here we have enlisted the highest paid and the most successful top ten tennis players. Check them out!
Here are the top 10 Highest Paid & Most Successful Tennis Players in 2017-2018
10. Caroline Wozniacki: $8 Million
Born on 11th July 1990, Caroline Wozniacki is a professional Danish player who was a former No. 1 on the Women’s Tennis Association Tour. She held her No. 1 position for around 67 weeks. She has made people of Scandinavian country proud by being the first woman to hold top notch position. She debuted in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) in the year 2005 and since then she has worked hard and with full dedication to prove her worth. She got the top ranking in the year 2010 and 2011. She has managed to won 25 Women’s Tennis Association singles titles. She also secured the second position in US Opens in the year 2009 and 2014 and in 2010 WTA Tour Championships in Doha.
9. Agnieszka Radwanska: $10.2 million
Being nicked as “The Professor” among players and the media, Agnieszka “Aga” Radwańska is a polish professional tennis player. She was born on 6th March 1989 and got the title of World No. 1 in July 2012. At present she is World No. 8 as ranked by Women’s Tennis Association. She has managed to won WTA’s Fan Favorite Award six times, Shot of the Year four times, and Shot of the Month on a regular basis. Apart from these she also holds numerous accolades in the tennis world like in the Open Era, 2012 Wimbledon Championships, WTA Finals and many more. She was awarded the Gold cross merit by the Polish President Bronisław Komorowski in the year 2013 for her achievements in the tennis and for representing her country and making the people proud.
8. Stan Wawrinka: $17.4 million
Born on 28th March 1985, Stanislas “Stan” Wawrinka is a Swiss professional tennis player who was being ranked as the World No.3 in singles ranking in the year 2014 under Association of Tennis Player (ATP). He managed to grab three Grand Slam titles in which one is at the 2014 Australian Open, another at 2015 French Open and the last one at 2016 US Open. He defeated the World No. 1 player in all the three matches. As per the critics he has the best backhands and this is his power which he uses while playing the game. Since he achieved success in his career little late he is reported as “Tennis’s great latecomer”.
7. Maria Sharapova: $21.8 million
Maria Sharapova is a highly talented tennis player hailing from Russia. She was born on 19th April 1987 and played in the Women’s tennis Association since 2001. She got the privilege of being World No.1 in five different occasions. She became the No. 1 first time in the year 2005 when she was just 18 years of age. She is also the only Russian women who have the career Grand Slam in her life. Apart from playing tennis she is also an Olympic medalist as she has earned a silver medal for Russia in women’s singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London.
6. Andy Murray: $23 million
Sir Andrew Barron Murray born on 15th may 1987 is a British professional tennis player. He is from Scotland and has is at present the World’s No. 1 in men’s singles. He has won many tournaments and championships. He is won the Grand Slam tournament three times, Olympics tournaments and David Cups two times and is also the winner of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals. He got the top ten ranking by the Association of Tennis Player in the year 2007 and since then he is doing just wonderfully. Recently he became the world No. 1 in the year 20016 in the 2016 Paris Masters. He has also won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award a record three times.
5. Serena Williams: $28.9 million
Born on 26th September 1981 Serena is an American professional tennis player who managed to get ranked World No. 1 is singles on seven occasions from the year 2002 to 2017. The first time when she got ranked No. 1 was 2002 and recently on 24th April 2017 she again got the same rank. She is been regarded as the most amazing and successful women tennis player of all times. She broke the record set by Steffi Graf of being the World’s No. 1 for maximum consecutive weeks by being one for 186 weeks. She has also played with her sister Venus Williams and won all four Grand Slam women’s doubles titles simultaneously in the year 2009-2010. She also holds the privilege of achieving all four major singles titles simultaneously in the year 2002-03 and 2014-15.
4. Kei Nishikori: $33.5 million
Kei is a Japanese professional tennis player, born on 29th November 1989 and is being ranked as world No. 7 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has made the Japanese tennis player association proud by being the first player from Japan to get ranked by ATP. Apart from winning 11 singles titles he also got the second position at the 2014 US Open. He is the first Asian to reach up to a Grand Slam singles finals. His highest performance has made him ranked World No. 4 in the year 2015. He also become the first Asian to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals and reached the semi-finals in 2014 and 2016.
3. Rafael Nadal: $37.5 million
Rafael is a Spanish professional tennis player who was born on 3rd June 1986. He was regarded as “The King of Clay” due to his dominance and success on the surface. He is one of the most amazing and greatest tennis players in the history of tennis. Nadal is also considered as the best tennis player so far in the world of tennis. After winning 14 Grand Slam singles titles, one 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles in 2008, 29 titles in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events and 18 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments he managed to get the attention from all around the world and regarded as the supreme of the tennis sport.
2. Novak Djokovic: $55.8 million
Novak is often referred to by the hypocorism Nole, is a Serbian professional tennis player born on 22nd May 1987. He is currently ranked as World No.2 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He is considered as the greatest and amazing player in the history of tennis. He managed to get 12 Grand Slam singles titles and got top ranked by the ATP for 223 weeks. In his entire career he has won six Australian Open titles, three Wimbledon titles, two US Open titles and one French Open title. By winning the 2016 French Open, Djokovic became the third man to hold all four major titles at once.
1. Roger Federer- $67.8 million
Roger Federer is at present the highest paid and most successful tennis player. He is a Swiss professional tennis player born on 8th August 1981. He professionally turned into tennis in the year 1998 was managed to get ranked under top ten from 2002 to 2016. At present he is World No. 4 as per the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). In his entire career till date he managed to grab 18 Grand Slam singles title which is considered a record in itself. He got the No. ranking for 302 weeks by ATP. With so many accolades and so many championship trophies by his hand he is ranked no. one in our list as well.
These are those tennis players that have made a remarkable position in the history of tennis world and are still progressing to break their own records. With too much enthusiasm and energy, these players and their games are worth a watch.