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PHOTOS: Forbes' top ten earning tennis players

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  • Sep 26, 2012, 14:07 PM IST
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New Delhi: Tennis players are always in limelight for their performances on the court and earnings off it. Forbes India recently released a list of top ten tennis players. These ten players raked in an approximate amount of USD 212 million in the past year. Majority of their earnings were derived from endorsements and merchandize sales. Roger Federer might be losing his Midas touch on the court. But in terms of earning, he is still converting everything he touches into gold.

1. Roger Federer

On court: $9.3 MIL. Off court: $45MIL. Total: $54.3 MIL.

The number tennis player retained his top spot in the ATP ranking after winning the Wimbledon title. That was also his record 17th Grand Slam title. He hosts a list of top brands like Credit Suisse, Mercedes-Benz, Nike and Rolex.

Source: Forbes India.

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    2. Rafael Nadal

    On court: $7.4 MIL. Off court: $25 MIL. Total: $32.4 MIL.

     

    Rafael Nadal has huge fan following all across the globe. He is known for his aggressive style of play on the court. In terms of money he has maintained that aggressive style by raking in USD 50 million in prize money!

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    3. Maria Sharapova

    On court: $5.1 MIL. Off court: $22 MIL. TotaL: $27.1 MIL.

     

    The heartthrob of millions of tennis fans all across the world, Maria Sharapova has ruled the tennis fashion circuit for years now. She entered an eight-year Nike deal worth USD 70 million, including royalties. Recently, she was in the news for launching her own brand of candys-Sugarpova.

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    4. Novak Djokovic

    On court: $10.3 MIL. Off court: $9.5 MIL. TotaL: $19.8 MIL.

     

    Djokovic had one of the most successful years in the history of tennis in 2011. He won three Grand Slam titles and a record $12.6 million in prize money. Djokovic signed a new clothing deal with Japan's Uniglo in May after parting ways with Sergio Tacchini. Djokovic captured a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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    5. Li Na

    On court: $1.4 MIL. Off court: $17 MIL. TotaL: $18.4 MIL.

    Li Na became the first Asian player to win a single Grand Slam title. She was immediately roped in for seven endorsement deals post her 2011 French Open title.

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    6. Serena Williams

    On court: $5.3 MIL. Off court: $11 MIL. TotaL: $16.3 MIL.

    Her $38 million in career prize money is tops among women.

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    7. Caroline Wozniacki

    On court: $2.7 MIL. Off court: $11 MIL. TotaL: $13.7 MIL.

    The former world No. 1 has a dozen endorsement partners and is releasing her line of underwear in September.

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    8. Andy Murray

    On court: $5 MIL. Off court: $7 MIL. TotaL: $12 MIL.

    The Olympic gold medalist has endorsement deals with Adidas, Head, Rado watches and Royal Bank of Scotland.

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    9. Victoria Azarenka

    On court: $6.7 MIL. Off court: $3 MIL. TotaL: $9.7 MIL.

    The $6.7 million in prize money taken home by the current women’s No. 1 over the past 12 months was a tour high.

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    10. Andy Roddick

    On court: $0.8 MIL. Off court: $8 MIL. TotaL: $8.8 MIL.

    His drop in rankings to No. 21 dings his sponsor bonuses.

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