Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic: Who’s Worth More?

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Novak Djokovic bested Roger Federer in 2014, but which man has more cash in the bank? (Getty)

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are first and second respectively in the all-time ATP career prize money list, with the Swiss having amassed $90.5 million and the Serb a little more than $11 million behind.

Given that Federer has won 33 more ATP titles than Djoker, including nine more Grand Slams, one would think that Roger would have a decidedly bigger lead than that. There have, however, been some considerable hikes in prize money over recent years, and the majority of Federer’s titles came in the early-to-mid-2000s; by contrast, Djokovic has done the lion’s share of his damage post-2010. Throw in 2% or so p.a. of inflation and suddenly their on-court earnings aren’t so far apart. Whoever wins Wimbledon on Sunday will bring home another $3 million or so of tournament loot.

Away from the court, however, Federer is in a different stratosphere when it comes to making money. With a roster of endorsements that contains more luxury goods manufacturers than Harrods, Federer is estimated to pull in north of $40 million per annum from sponsorship deals. Nike pay him around $10 million a year to wear his signature line, while Moet et Chandon hand him $6 million per annum to quaff their champagne. It’s a tough life.

By contrast, Djokovic’s off-court income is comparatively (and only comparatively) modest. Forbes estimates that Djoker pockets around half what Roger makes, with sponsors such as Peugeot, Head and Uniqlo paying him around $20 million per annum.

Bottom line? While Djokovic is thought to have a very healthy $120 million in the bank, Federer’s on-court success and the myriad endorsements his status attracts gives him an estimated net worth of $350 million.

Click on the links below for further details on each player’s net worth, endorsements and spending habits.

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