Djokovic is $40 million ahead of everyone in prize money. How much does Novak earn?
Alexander Nasonov September 11, 2023, 1:15 PM Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
We count all the newly crowned 24-time TBS champion’s money, on and off the court.
The world is amazed by Novak Djokovic’s upcoming Grand Slam title. By defeating Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final, the Serbian tennis player won his 24th major trophy. By this measure, he further separated himself from Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, other great champions. The Spaniard stood out in the majors 22 times, the Swiss, 20. There is another parameter no less important and pleasant than the titles. We are talking about prize money, for which Djokovic also has no equal.
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For winning the US Open, Djokovic immediately earned $3 million. Remember that the Serbian set an absolute record in last year’s final tournament, winning $4,740,300 for the title. Novak took first place in terms of awards two weeks ago, so the new trophy helped strengthen his lead. As of now, Djokovic’s total prize money for the 2023 season is $10,590,175.
The Serbian, of course, earned the most impressive sums this year for his performances at the majors. For the Australian Open title he received 2.975 million Australian dollars, that is, approximately 1.915 million dollars at the current exchange rate. The victory at Roland Garros earned Novak 2.3 million euros (approximately $2.47 million). Finally, after reaching the Wimbledon final, Djokovic’s personal account was replenished with £1.175 million (approximately $1.47 million). And the Cincinnati Masters title earned him just over $1 million. Novak doesn’t waste time on small things and plays big!
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In terms of total career prize money, Djokovic’s lead over Nadal and Federer looks even more impressive. Novak earned $175,281,484 directly playing tennis; this also includes the US Open. The career prize money for Rafael, the Serbian’s closest pursuer, is $134,640,719, and Roger, who retired a year ago, stopped at $130,594,339. If in theory, Nadal can also catch up with Djokovic in the number of titles in the TBS – although, objectively, there is no chance that he will not have enough for it, he will not be able to get the prize money. It is simply physically impossible.
And Djokovic also appears year after year on several Forbes lists. Before the US Open, the publication calculated the earnings of the strongest tennis players over the past 12 months, and the Serbian ranked first in both aspects: both in prize money won on the court and in earnings off it. From September 2022 to August 2023, Novak earned $13.4 million in prize money directly from playing tennis, and his other earnings amounted to $25 million, so the total amount was $38.4 million. of dollars.
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What does the sum of 25 million dollars consist of? Djokovic has an impressive portfolio of sponsors. Peugeot, Raiffeisen Bank International, the watch manufacturer Hublot, the sports stores Asics, Head, Lacoste… And these are just the most famous. And in January of this year, Novak signed a contract with Waterdrop, a beverage company.
Forbes estimates that Djokovic’s total career earnings have already surpassed $500 million – $510 million to be exact. As for Novak’s net worth, that is, what he has left after paying all taxes, they say the amount is around $240 million.
Novak Djokovic with Head bag at Wimbledon 2023
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What does Djokovic himself say about his earnings?
At one of the press conferences during last year’s Final Tournament, the same one in which Novak set a record for prize money for a single tournament, he answered a question on this topic in detail. “This is public information. You can see how much we earn. But the media does not write about the taxes we have to pay, about other expenses. It’s fine though. I won’t say money is a problem in my life right now. This is a great blessing and good fortune. This is the result of my tennis game, my success, the support of my family and my team.
Everything I earned came with my sweat and blood. I don’t take anything for granted. I know what it’s like to have a family of five (Novak refers to his father.-Note from “Championship”), but there is nothing on the table when there is a war and there are sanctions. Let’s not forget my origins, the time in which I grew up. I clearly imagine the other side of the coin, which helps me appreciate even more everything I have achieved,” said the Serbian athlete.