Roger Federer He left tennis last September at the Laver Cup, at the O2 Arena in London, where the Swiss played his last match, in doubles, together with his friend-rival of a thousand battles, Rafael Nadal. Roger said of parting with him: «The last three years have presented challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries.
I have worked hard to get back in top competitive shape. But I also know the capabilities and limitations of my body and lately his message to me has been clear.»
How much has Federer earned in his career?
Roger has collected just under $135 million in prize money since turning professional in 1998, third in ATP Tour history behind Novak Djokovic, first with $162 million, and Nadal, second with $135.2 million.
Off the pitch, according to Forbes, Federer has earned over $1 billion throughout his career, mainly through his endorsements and other business ventures.. A sensational detachment from Djokovic and Nadal. Federer has long-term endorsement deals with more than a dozen brands and many of them have stuck with him for over a decade, including Credit Suisse, Lindt, Mercedes and Rolex.
In 2018, he signed a clothing deal with Uniqlo worth more than $300 million over ten years. Federer’s main investment is his participation in the Swiss company On. Born in 2010 in Zurich from the idea of a former Ironman specialist, Olivier Bernhard, On produces sports shoes.
The first version, by the admission of David Allemann, one of the founders, was so bad that it earned the nickname Frankenstein. Allemann told Forbes: «The shoe Olivier offered us was ugly as hell and looked like a collage.
But when a friend of mine, Caspar Coppetti and I tried to put it on and run, we were like: Wow, what an amazing feeling!» Federer is also one of the athletes who surpassed the billion dollar mark in career earnings. .with LeBron James, Floyd Mayweather, Lionel Messi, Phil Mickelson, Cristiano Ronaldo and Tiger Woods.
The extra earnings from tennis have allowed him to be the seventh highest paid athlete in the world in the Forbes ranking of 2022. Federer was the highest paid athlete in the world of 2020 with a total of 108.9 million dollars and ranked as the highest paid tennis player paid from 2022. 16 consecutive years.