Djokovic, Nadal, Osaka: The tennis players who earn the most per minute

Rafael Nadal, Ashleigh Barty, Roger Federer

Tennis stars are among some of sport’s highest earners, with millions of pounds often available in tournament prize pots around the world.

Roger Federer, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams all featured in Sportico’s list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world, while stars such as Emma Raducanu boast endorsement deals with Porsche, Tiffany & Co and Evian.

But which tennis players receive the most per minute on the court? Using data from BetKansas.com, who have compared Grand Slam earnings since 2017, we list the highest-earning male and female stars.

10) Angelique Kerber
Time played: 82.48 hours
Games played: 53
Winnings: $12,225,705 (£10 million)
Earnings per minute: $2,470 (£1,978)

9) Bianca Andreescu
Time played: 42.09 hours
Games played: 22
Winnings: $7,533,813 (£6 million)
Earnings per minute: $2,983 (£2,389)

8) Rafael Nadal
Time played: 272.10 hours
Games played: 105
Winnings: $48,898,320 (£39 million)
Earnings per minute: $2,995 (£2,399)

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal

7) Novak Djokovic
Time played: 258.11 hours
Games played: 105
Winnings: $46,779,181 (£37 million)
Earnings per minute: $3,020 (£2,418)

6) Sloane Stephens
Time played: 65.23 hours
Games played: 40
Winnings: $12,266,280 (£10 million)
Earnings per minute: $3,134 (£2,510)

5) Caroline Wozniacki
Time played: 69.39 hours
Games played: 42
Winnings: $13,147,239 (£11 million)
Earnings per minute: $3,157 (£2,528)

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep

4) Roger Federer
Time played: 159.11
Games played: 71
Winnings: $31,763,511 (£25 million)
Earnings per minute: $3,327 (£2,664)

3) Simona Halep
Time played: 114.51 hours
Games played: 73
Winnings: $23,171,733 (£19 million)
Earnings per minute: $3,372 (£2,700)

2) Naomi Osaka
Time played: 96.44 hours
Games played: 64
Winnings: $20,288,086 (£16 million)
Earnings per minute: $3,506 (£2,807)

1) Ashleigh Barty
Time played: 96.25
Games played: 69
Winnings: $22,864,419 (£18 million)
Earnings per minute: $3,959 (£3,169)

Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty

The top 10 is heavily dominated by female athletes, including Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniacki, Sloane Stephens, Bianca Andreescu and Angelique Kerber.

Following Barty’s shock retirement from tennis in March, it remains to be seen how long she will remain at the top of the rankings.

Roger Federer is the highest-earning male player of the list. His hourly rate of $199,632 (£159,795) is around four times more than the average annual salary earned by the typical American.

He is joined on the highest-earners list by Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, who has made the most in winnings with an astonishing $48,898,320 (£39,125,012).

The full list of highest-earning male and female tennis players can be found here.

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