Thursday, November 2, 2017

Most Money Won by One Tennis Player in One Year

What is the most money won by one tennis player in one year? If you ever wondered what the answer is to that question than here is your answer. This article tells you the most money won by one tennis player in one year.



A couple of notes first. The money listed here is for winnings only and does not include other earnings like endorsement money or appearance fees. The money included is all prize money won by playing in tournaments plus any bonus money won.

All the tennis players who have won over $14 million in one year from prize money are included. As you can see below the most money won by one tennis player in a year is a pretty good amount of money and is around the most money the top players in the NFL, MLB and NBA make.


Most Money Won by One Tennis Player in One Year


1. Novak Djokovic (2015) - $21.2 million

The most money ever won by one player in one year in tennis history is $21.2 million which Novak Djokovic won playing in tournaments in 2015. During 2015, Novak Djokovic won 11 singles titles on the ATP Tour including the French Open and the U.S. Open Grand Slam titles. Here are his wins and prize money for those wins for 2015.

  • Australian Open ($2.48 million)

  • Indian Wells ($990,400)

  • Miami Open ($900,400)

  • Monte-Carlo Masters ($678,348)

  • Italian Open ($678,348)

  • Wimbledon ($2.96 million)

  • U.S. Open ($3.8 million)

  • China Open ($654,725)

  • Shanghai Masters ($913,600)

  • Paris Masters ($719,136)

  • ATP World Tour Finals ($2.06 million)

Novak Djokovic won $16.834 million of his record earnings of $21.2 million from winning the 11 titles listed above. The rest of his winnings came from non-1st place finishes in tournaments including $54,020 in doubles play and $2.825 million he won from bonus pool money for winning certain events in the same year.


2. Andy Murray (2016) - $16.4 million

Andy Murray won the second most amount of money for a tennis player in one year when he won $16.4 million in 2016. Murray won nine singles titles in 2016 including winning Wimbledon. 


3. Rafael Nadal (2013) - $14.6 million

In 2013, Rafael Nadal from Spain won the third most money of any tennis player in one year when he won $14.6 million.  Rafa won 10 singles titles in 2013, including the French Open and the U.S. Open. 


4. Novak Djokovic (2014) - $14.3 million

Djokovic won seven singles titles including Wimbledon in 2014.


5. Novak Djokovic (2016) - $14.13 million

Djokovic won seven singles titles including both the Australian Open and French Open in 2016.


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