Tennis has now become one of the richest sports on the planet. The big money involved is not just limited to advertising but has also seen an enormous increase in the prize money in Grand Slams, Masters 1000 titles as well as other tournaments. The year 2019 saw tennis players grabbing big bucks in the form of prize money. We take a look at 5 highest prize money earners of the season 2019.
5. Daniil Medvedev
The Russian Number 1 had a great season in 2019. He won titles in Shanghai, Cincinnati, St Petersburg and Sofia. He also played the US Open 2019 finals. Medvedev grabbed 7.20 million US $ in 2019 as prize money.
The Austrian also had a career defining season in 2019. He took titles in Indian Wells, China and Vienna. Thiem also reached his 2nd consecutive Roland Garros final as well as final of the Nitto ATP year end championships.
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All this success translated a into hefty prize money of 7.29 million US $ for the Austrian
The Swiss ace had a below par 2019 by his glorious standards. Even then he won the titles in Basel, Halle and Dubai. Federer also finished runner-up at his beloved tournament of Wimbledon.
The great Swiss thus collected 7.60 million US $ as his prize money throughout the season.
The Serb finished 2019 with 2 Grand Slams at Wimbledon and Australian Open. He also won 2 Masters titles in Madrid and Paris Bercy plus an ATP 500 title at Tokyo.
He finished 2019 as World Number 2 in ranking as well as prize money winning a total amount of 11.60 million US $.
1. Rafael Nadal
In spite of facing few injury issues, not having a clay season Nadal is used to and pulling out of 2 semi-finals in Indian Wells and Paris Bercy, Nadal finished 2019 as Number 1 in ATP rankings and prize money.
Titles at Roland Garros, US Open, Rome and Montreal boomed the Spaniard’s total prize money collection in 2019 to 12.85 million US $.