‘Roger Federer won’t win a Slam next year’, says former star

After dropping out of the top ten in the ATP world rankings, Roger Federer wasted no time and immediately rushed for cover, earning another remarkable record. According to a recent study published by Sportico, the Swiss champion is among the 10 highest paid athletes of all time. A truly impressive milestone achieved and consolidated by the 40-year-old, who has become an icon of world tennis thanks to the successes achieved throughout his long career and his great personality. With an inflation-adjusted income of $ 1.12 billion, the Basel-born player ranks 10th in the special ranking. However, he would even be in seventh place when the uncorrected earnings count is taken into account. The winner of 20 Major titles makes sponsorships his main source of income: just think that the contract with Uniqlo guarantees him a sum of up to 300 million dollars. Truly Stellar Figures – Earnings taken into consideration include, as reported by Sportico, money raised from salaries, cash prizes, wallets, bonuses, endorsements, licenses, royalties, souvenirs, book deals, and appearances. By narrowing the field down to the world of tennis, Roger is definitely the first. Despite not having a prize money higher than Novak Djokovic (example) in official tournaments, the Swiss has surpassed all his rivals. Rafa Nadal is around the 25th position in the ranking, while Serena Williams is the highest paid female athlete with 480 million (40th overall). Federer manages to stay ahead of giants like David Beckham, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Mike Tyson, Kevin Durant, and Lewis Hamilton, just to name a few.

Shriver talks about King Roger

Pam Shriver and Jim Courier recently spoke about Rafael Nadal’s future and the Grand Slam race between the Big 3. Shriver and Courier reckon that while Nadal is likely to add to his tally in 2022, Roger Federer likely will not. “They will change for sure, Federer will not, Novak will for sure, I think he will get to 22 in ’22,” Shriver said during a conversation on Tennis Channel. “And Rafa, I think will win one, and we’ll say one for either Medvedev or someone who has never won one before.” The four-time Slam champion also believes Nadal will be aiming to win a record-extending 14th title at Roland Garros. “I think that’s probably where the house money would lie,” Courier said. “I think it’s reasonable to expect that, given where everyone is health wise, Federer doesn’t seem like he’ll be able to play in Australia. Most likely he’ll try and target Wimbledon again, if he’s lucky enough with good health and we certainly wish him all the best on that one. Nadal will be targeting Roland Garros and trying to round himself into form,” Courier added.

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