At $158M in Career Earnings, Djokovic Tops Tennis Prize Money List

With $158M in Career Earnings, Djokovic Tops Tennis Prize Money List

A worldwide game, tennis is filled with competition, immense pressure, and some of the most well-trained athletes in the world.

Over the last 20 years, some of the world’s best tennis players have dominated the men’s and women’s circuits.

During that time, the ATP and WTA tour have paid great dividends to their competitors with Novak Djokovic leading the world with the most career earnings among all tennis players.

Check out the list below for the highest-paid tennis players.

Top-150 Tennis Players in All-Time Career Earnings

The tennis experts at The Sports Daily compiled a list of the top-150 tennis players in all-time career earnings on both the ATP and WTA tours.

Over the last 20 years, men’s tennis has been dominated by three players: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer. This is also reflected in career earnings, as the trio tops the list of highest-paid tennis players by a wide margin.

Djokovic lead all tennis players in career earnings at $158M. Nadal is right behind him at $131M and recently surpassed Federer, who once led the group with $130M in ATP earnings.

To no surprise, Venus and Serena Williams lead all women’s tennis players on the prize money list. Venus ranks seventh in all-time earnings at over $42M and trails only her sister, Serena, in WTA earnings. Meanwhile, Serena Williams has earned over $92M on the WTA tour, good for fourth all-time and the most of any female tennis player.

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Top-10 Tennis Players On The ATP & WTA Prize Money List

Want to learn more about the highest-paid tennis players ever?

Below, we’ll go over the top earning tennis players in ATP and WTA history.

1. Novak Djokovic – $158,996,253

novak djokovic is the highest paid tennis player

After winning Wimbledon 2022, Novak Djokovic sits just one grand slam behind Rafael Nadal for the most all-time with a total of 21 Grand Slam titles.

Djokovic turned pro in 2003 and he’s won 88 ATP singles titles, including 38 ATP Masters titles and five ATP Finals titles.

Djokovic’s total winnings to date from his 19-year career sit at $158,996,253, making him the highest-paid tennis player ever, according to his ATP earnings.

2. Rafael Nadal – $131,338,131

rafael nadal is the second highest paid tennis player

Nadal added two more grand slam titles to his resume in 2022 by winning the Australian and French Open.

With those back-to-back wins, Rafael Nadal has the most grand slam titles in history with 22. Known for his dominance on clay, Nadal has won 14 French Opens, 2 Australian Opens, 4 US Opens, and 2 Wimbledon championships.

He holds 36 ATP Masters 1000 titles, only two behind Djokovic. As of June 2022, Nadal currently holds the highest winning percentage in the Open Era at 83.4%.

The Spaniard turned pro in 2001 at the age of 15 and has earned $131,338,131 from his ATP winnings, which ranks second all-time.

3. Roger Federer – $130,594,339

roger federer one of the highest tennis players

Roger Federer turned pro in 1998.

While he is not retired yet, the Swiss tennis player has sat out the 2022 season to recover from knee surgery. However, there has been speculation that he may return in September of 2022 playing doubles with Nadal in the Laver Cup in London.

In his 24-year career, Federer has profited $130,594,339 from his ATP Tournament wins, the third-highest total ever in tennis history.

4. Serena Williams – $94,524,403

serena williams one of the best female tennis players

The greatest female tennis player in the world, Serena Williams has a total of 23 Grand Slam titles, including seven Australian Opens, six US Opens, three French Opens and seven Wimbledon wins.

In total, Williams has 73 WTA Tournament titles since turning pro in 1995. She’s been ranked the No.1 female player by the WTA World’s Rankings for a total of 319 weeks, including a joint record of 189 consecutive weeks.

So far in her career, Williams has won $94,524,403 in tournament prizes, more than any female tennis player ever.

5. Andy Murray- $62,895,316

andy murray is one of the highest paid tennis playersWhile tennis has been dominated by the big three for the last twenty years, Andy Murray has managed to earn a substantial amount of money since turning pro in 2005.

Over his 17-year career, Murray has 46 singles title wins, including 14 Masters 1000 series titles, three grand slams, 2 Olympic gold medals, and one title at the ATP Finals.

In total, Murray has earned $62,895,316 for his performance in ATP tour tennis tournaments.

6. Pete Sampras- $43,280,489

peter sampras is one of the top paid tennis players

While he never won the French Open, Pete Sampras finished his career with 14 Grand Slam tournament wins.

He won five US Open titles, two Australian Opens, and seven men’s singles titles at Wimbledon. Sampras was one of the best Wimbledon players of all time.

Known for his ferocious serve, Sampras was one of the most successful American tennis players ever and was the No. 1 player in the world for 286 weeks during his illustrious career.

7. Venus Williams – $42,280,540

Venus Williams one of the highest paid tennis players ever

Before there was Serena, Venus Williams burst onto the tennis scene as one of the top female tennis players.

Venus turned pro at the age of 14 in 1994, and in 1997, she became the first unranked player to reach the US Open final since 1958. Williams was also the first woman since 1978 to reach the US Open final in her first time playing in the tournament.

In 2000, Williams won her first Grand Slam single’s title at Wimbledon. She went on to win six more Grand Slams for a total of 7 titles.

Williams has earned the second-most amount of money from her WTA wins, totaling $42,280,540 in her career.

8. Simona Halep – $38,973,074

Simona Halep one of the top ten highest paid tennis players

One of the hottest current players on the WTA Tour, Simona Halep has won two Grand Slam titles, including the 2018 French Open and 2019 Wimbledon.

She has 23 career titles at the age of 30.

Currently, Halep has 563–235 record and has made $28,973,074 in her career earnings from WTA tournaments.

9. Maria Sharapova- $38,777,962

Maria Sharapova one of the top ten highest paid tennis players

A former Russian Tennis star, Maria Sharapova retired in 2020.

She is one of 10 Russian players that have completed a career in the Grand Slam.

Before she retired, Sharapova won five Grand Slam titles. She won the French Open twice and the US Open, Wimbledon, and Australian Open title one time apiece.

She retired after accumulating $38,77,962 in tournament prize money on the WTA circuit.

10. Caroline Wozniacki- $35,233,415

Caroline Wozniacki Top Ten highest paid tennis players

Despite only one career Grand Slam win, Wozniacki has 30 singles titles on her resume.

Known for her defensive footwork, Wozniacki ended her career with a 635–264 career record.

She turned pro in 2005 and retired 15 years later with $35,233,415 in tournament winnings, making her one of the highest-paid tennis players in the open era.

Top 150 Highest Paid Tennis Players

Rank Player ATP/WTA Earnings ($)
1 Novak Djokovic ATP 158,996,253
2 Rafael Nadal ATP 131,338,131
3 Roger Federer ATP 130,594,339
4 Serena Williams WTA 94,524,403
5 Andy Murray ATP 62,895,316
6 Pete Sampras ATP 43,280,489
7 Venus Williams WTA 42,280,540
8 Simona Halep WTA 38,973,074
9 Maria Sharapova WTA 38,777,962
10 Caroline Wozniacki WTA 35,233,415
11 Stan Wawrinka ATP 35,052,919
12 Victoria Azarenka WTA 34,449,618
13 Petra Kvitova WTA 34,038,675
14 Alexander Zverev ATP 32,407,055
15 Angelique Kerber WTA 31,731,652
16 David Ferrer ATP 31,483,911
17 Andre Agassi ATP 31,152,975
18 Marin Cilic ATP 30,588,972
19 Tomas Berdych ATP 29,491,328
20 Dominic Thiem ATP 28,998,861
21 Agnieszka Radwanska WTA 27,683,807
22 Juan Martin del Potro ATP 25,896,046
23 Svetlana Kuznetsova WTA 25,816,890
24 Boris Becker ATP 25,080,956
25 Kei Nishikori ATP 25,065,492
26 Martina Hingis WTA 24,749,074
27 Kim Clijsters WTA 24,545,194
28 GarbiÑe Muguruza WTA 24,394,049
29 Daniil Medvedev ATP 24,151,740
30 Yevgeny Kafelnikov ATP 23,883,797
31 Ashleigh Barty WTA 23,829,070
32 Karolina Pliskova WTA 23,543,689
33 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ATP 22,458,018
34 Lindsay Davenport WTA 22,166,338
35 Steffi Graf WTA 21,895,277
36 Martina Navratilova WTA 21,626,089
37 Grigor Dimitrov ATP 21,498,490
38 Elina Svitolina WTA 21,418,949
39 John Isner ATP 21,402,742
40 Ivan Lendl ATP 21,262,417
41 Naomi Osaka WTA 21,050,567
42 Gael Monfils ATP 20,890,958
43 Lleyton Hewitt ATP 20,889,965
44 Justine Henin WTA 20,863,335
45 Andy Roddick ATP 20,640,030
46 Stefan Edberg ATP 20,613,441
47 Milos Raonic ATP 20,218,982
48 Samantha Stosur WTA 19,976,373
49 Goran Ivanisevic ATP 19,878,007
50 Stefanos Tsitsipas ATP 19,838,180
51 Richard Gasquet ATP 19,538,187
52 Michael Chang ATP 19,145,632
53 Jelena Jankovic WTA 19,089,259
54 Feliciano Lopez ATP 18,578,737
55 Fernando Verdasco ATP 18,136,660
56 Kevin Anderson ATP 17,728,382
57 Fabio Fognini ATP 17,130,491
58 Arantxa Sanchez-vicario WTA 16,942,639
59 Sloane Stephens WTA 16,923,458
60 Mike Bryan ATP 16,767,452
61 Na Li WTA 16,709,074
62 David Goffin ATP 16,255,861
63 Nikolay Davydenko ATP 16,186,480
64 Roberto Bautista Agut ATP 16,073,687
65 Bob Bryan ATP 15,931,631
66 Gilles Simon ATP 15,918,309
67 Vera Zvonareva WTA 15,567,264
68 Ana Ivanovic WTA 15,510,787
69 AmÉlie Mauresmo WTA 15,022,476
70 Monica Seles WTA 14,891,762
71 Elena Dementieva WTA 14,867,436
72 Gustavo Kuerten ATP 14,807,000
73 Jonas Bjorkman ATP 14,610,671
74 Madison Keys WTA 14,537,182
75 Marat Safin ATP 14,373,291
76 Mikhail Youzhny ATP 14,264,450
77 Flavia Pennetta WTA 14,197,886
78 Jim Courier ATP 14,034,132
79 Juan Carlos Ferrero ATP 13,998,165
80 Sara Errani WTA 13,782,441
81 Philipp Kohlschreiber ATP 13,749,731
82 Dominika Cibulkova WTA 13,725,520
83 Pablo Carreno Busta ATP 13,647,253
84 Tommy Haas ATP 13,609,987
85 Sam Querrey ATP 13,580,610
86 Tommy Robredo ATP 13,467,681
87 Carlos Moya ATP 13,443,970
88 Ekaterina Makarova WTA 13,229,362
89 Elena Vesnina WTA 13,011,023
90 Kristina Mladenovic WTA 12,923,702
91 Daniel Nestor ATP 12,835,671
92 Lucie Safarova WTA 12,637,555
93 Michael Stich ATP 12,595,128
94 John McEnroe ATP 12,552,132
95 Nadia Petrova WTA 12,466,924
96 Diego Schwartzman ATP 12,461,031
97 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova WTA 12,346,349
98 Thomas Muster ATP 12,266,977
99 Nicolas Mahut ATP 12,231,140
100 Andrey Rublev ATP 12,074,494
101 Barbora Strycova WTA 12,057,534
102 Caroline Garcia WTA 11,968,795
103 Marcel Granollers ATP 11,983,770
104 Carla SuÁrez Navarro WTA 11,920,116
105 Roberta Vinci ATP 11,808,215
106 Max Mirnyi ATP 11,763,620
107 Andreas Seppi ATP 11,763,421
108 Kiki Bertens WTA 11,653,189
109 Tim Henman ATP 11,635,542
110 Sergi Bruguera ATP 11,632,199
111 Jack Sock ATP 11,620,201
112 Conchita MartÍnez WTA 11,527,976
113 Radek Stepanek ATP 11,343,464
114 Francesca Schiavone WTA 11,324,245
115 Iga Swiatek WTA 11,256,371
116 Jana Novotna WTA 11,249,284
117 Nick Kyrgios ATP 11,194,480
118 Karen Khachanov WTA 11,161,554
119 Patrick Rafter ATP 11,133,128
120 David Nalbandian ATP 11,123,125
121 Jelena Ostapenko WTA 11,107,752
122 Marion Bartoli WTA 11,055,114
123 Nicolas Almagro ATP 10,752,234
124 Jurgen Melzer ATP 10,739,212
125 Dinara Safina WTA 10,585,640
126 Jeremy Chardy ATP 10,535,763
127 Aryna Sabalenka WTA 10,505,325
128 Thomas Enqvist ATP 10,461,641
129 Petr Korda ATP 10,448,900
130 Daniela Hantuchova WTA 10,436,407
131 Robin Soderling ATP 10,423,124
132 Alex Corretja ATP 10,411,354
133 Belinda Bencic WTA 10,238,429
134 Jennifer Capriati WTA 10,206,639
135 Ivan Ljubicic ATP 10,181,121
136 Ivo Karlovic ATP 10,160,232
137 Elise Mertens WTA 10,103,277
138 Su-wei Hsieh WTA 10,086,652
139 Todd Woodbridge ATP 10,078,820
140 Richard Krajicek ATP 10,077,425
141 Lisa Raymond WTA 10,026,421
142 Fabrice Santoro ATP 10,013,832
143 Johanna Konta ATP 10,008,175
144 Wayne Ferreira ATP 9,969,617
145 Julia Goerges WTA 9,913,953
146 Matteo Berrettini ATP 9,911,546
147 Benoit Paire ATP 9,836,848
148 Mary Pierce WTA 9,793,119
149 Marcelo Rios ATP 9,713,771
150 Pablo Cuevas ATP 9,643,411