Roger Federer is now the second highest-paid athlete in all of sports and the first in tennis. According to Forbes newest list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes, Federer earn $71.5 million in 2012, including prize money and appearance fees. Tiger Woods is the biggest earner of all sports.
|Federer at Roland Garros 2013 (Photo © FFT, via RG Facebook)|
Maria Sharapova is the second tennis player to make Forbes Top 100 list, making the 22nd position, before Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The Russian is the world's highest-paid female athlete for the ninth straight time. In 2012, Masha earn $29 million, including around $23 million only in endorsements.
Other tennis players included on the list are Novak Djokovic (28th position, $26.9 million), Rafael Nadal (30th, $26.4 million), Serena Williams (68th, $20.5 million) and Li Na (85th, $18.2 million).
Forbes Top 100 features six tennis players, three of which are the only female athletes in all sports making the list.