How Much Pro Tennis Players Make (Prize Money Earnings)

Tennis is one of the most globally spread sports in the world, go anywhere in the world and you will find a tennis court nearby. With all the popularity of the sport, there is a massive amount of money involved in the sport. But, how much do the top-ranked players really earn? That’s what I will go through in this post.

As you may know, most tennis players have tournament prize money as their main income source. So, I decided to go through all the top 50 ranked players on the ATP Tour and see how much they have earned through tournament prize money during the 2019 season. That is not only to see how much each specific player has earned but also to see the gap in earnings between players ranked in the 30-40s compared to the top-ranked players.

Before going through what each specific player on the ATP Tour has earned through prize money during the 2019 season, here is the average amount of how much money players have earned during the 2019 season, divided into players ATP rankings.

How much pro tennis players make per year on average (Prize money earnings)

Players ATP RankingsAverage Earnings
Rank 1-5$8,610,000
Rank 5-10$2,966,000
Rank 11-20$2,118,000
Rank 21-30$1,480,000
Rank 31-40$1,280,000
Rank 41-50$1,000,700

As you can see, there is a huge gap between the 1-5 and 6-10 ranked players, while it’s pretty much no difference between the 21-50 ranked players. Something that is pretty mind-blowing is that Rafael Nadal himself has earned more money than all the 10 players that are ranked 41-50 combined.

Here is how much each player on the ATP has earned in tournament prize money during the 2019 season.

1. Rafael Nadal – 12.2M

2. Novak Djokovic – 11.1M

3. Roger Federer – $6.99M

4. Daniil Medvedev – $6.93M

5. Dominic Thiem – $5.83M

6. Stefanos Tsitsipas – $4.06M

7. Alexander Zverev – $3M

8. Matteo Berrettini – $2.61M

9. Roberto Bautista-Agut – $2.57M

10. Gael Monfils – $2.59M

11. David Goffin – $2.42M

12. Fabio Fognini – $2.58M

13. Kei Nishikori – $2.14M

14. Diego Schwartzman – $2.15M

15. Denis Shapovalov – $2M

16. Stan Wawrinka – $2.09M

17. Karen Khachanov – $2.1M

18. Alex De Minaur – $1.9M

19. John Isner – $1.71M

20. Grigor Dimitrov – $2.09M

21. Felix Auger-Aliassime – $1.48M

22. Lucas Pouille – $1.57M

23. Andrey Rublev – $1.41M

24. Benoit Paire – $1.41M

25. Guido Pella – $1.47M

26. Nikoloz Basilashvili – $1.57M

27. Pablo Carreno Busta – $1.3M

28. Borna Coric – $1.52M

29. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – $1.05M

30. Nick Kyrgios – $1.31M

31. Milos Raonic – $1.28M

32. Taylor Fritz – $1.17M

33. Reilly Opelka – $1.04M

34. Christian Garin – $1.1M

35. Dusan Lajovic – $1.44M

36. Jan-Lennard Struff – $1.42M

37. Hubert Hurkacz – $1.17M

38. Laslo Djere – $1.19M

39. Marin Cilic – $1.34M

40. Filip Krajinovic – $891K

41. Albert Ramos-Vinolas – $895K

42. Daniel Evans – $820K

43. Adrian Mannarino – $1.05M

44. Sam Querrey – $949K

45. Pablo Cuevas – $863K

46. Radu Albot – $996K

47. Frances Tiafoe – $1.37M

48. John Millman – $958K

49. Fernando Verdasco – $1.2M

50. Jeremy Chardy – $971K

Remember that this list is based on the players’ prize money earnings, which is, for most players, their main income source, but there are still many other ways that professional tennis players can make money.

Many players earn a big chunk of their income through endorsement deals, especially the top-ranked players. Players like Federer and Nadal make more money through endorsement deals than tournament prize money. While players ranked 25-50 earn most of their money through tournament prize money. You can read more about that in our how tennis players earn money article.

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