Roger Federer stated on social media final week that he was able to retire, and now the fateful day is right here: The 41-year-old tennis legend will take the courtroom for the ultimate time as knowledgeable on Friday alongside Rafael Nadal in a doubles match in London on the Laver Cup, the worldwide staff match he cofounded in 2017.
Federer, who has been sidelined by a knee harm since reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals in July 2021, is among the many most completed gamers within the historical past of the game when judged by his on-court exploits. Off the courtroom, nevertheless, there’s no debate: Federer is tennis’ best of all-time, and probably the most financially profitable athletes ever, no matter sport.
Listed below are a few of the high accomplishments of Federer’s storied profession, as a tennis participant and as a businessman.
16: The variety of consecutive years Federer has ranked as tennis’ highest-paid participant. He made $90 million over the previous 12 months earlier than taxes and brokers’ charges, in keeping with Forbes estimates.
20: Federer’s Grand Slam singles titles, the third-most ever by a person, after Rafael Nadal’s 22 and Novak Djokovic’s 21. (Pete Sampras is fourth with 14.) From 2005 to 2007, he reached ten straight main finals, a part of a stretch by which he made 18 of 19. Federer holds the report at Wimbledon with eight males’s singles titles and in addition received an Olympic silver medal in singles in 2012 and a gold in doubles in 2008, plus the 2014 Davis Cup.
103: Federer’s ATP singles titles, the second-most ever after Jimmy Connors’ 109. His 1,251 match wins additionally rank second, after Connors’ 1,274.
310: The variety of weeks Federer spent because the ATP Tour’s top-ranked participant, a report surpassed by Djokovic’s 373. Federer does nonetheless maintain the report for consecutive weeks, with 237, nevertheless, and he was the oldest participant ever to assert the ATP’s No. 1 rating, at age 36 in 2018.
$2 million: The quantity Federer may command per occasion to play in exhibitions and smaller tournaments when he was wholesome, reaching $3 million or extra for sure occasions.
$90.7 million: Federer’s estimated earnings earlier than taxes and brokers’ charges over the 12 months ending in Might, rating him seventh on Forbes’ checklist of the world’s highest-paid athletes. Solely about $700,000 of that whole got here from his tennis winnings. His $90 million whole off the courtroom makes him the highest pitchman in all of sports activities, $10 million forward of LeBron James and $22 million forward of third-place Tiger Woods, in keeping with Forbes estimates.
$106.3 million: Federer’s peak earnings whole, from the 2020 Forbes checklist of the world’s highest-paid athletes. That was the one time in Federer’s profession that he topped the checklist, though he has ranked within the high ten yearly since touchdown at No. 11 in 2009. His 2020 haul included $100 million from endorsements and look charges.
$130.6 million: Federer’s profession prize cash whole since he turned professional in 1998, the third-best mark ever, behind Djokovic’s $159 million and Nadal’s $131.7 million. Extremely, that represents lower than 12% of his profession earnings whole earlier than taxes and brokers’ charges, with Federer having earned roughly $1 billion from endorsements, appearances and different enterprise endeavors, in keeping with Forbes estimates.
$300 million: The reported worth of Federer’s attire cope with Uniqlo, over ten years. He joined the model in 2018 after leaving Nike, which had paid him roughly $150 million over the course of twenty years. Federer has a dozen sponsors past Uniqlo, together with Credit score Suisse, Lindt, Mercedes and Rolex, all of which have caught with him for greater than a decade.
$1.1 billion: Federer’s profession earnings whole earlier than taxes and brokers’ charges, greater than twice Nadal’s $500 million and Djokovic’s $470 million, in keeping with Forbes estimates. (He additionally far surpasses Serena Williams’ $340 million, the most effective mark on the ladies’s aspect.) It’s the fifth-highest whole ever recorded by an lively athlete, in keeping with Forbes estimates, leaving him behind solely Woods, Cristiano Ronaldo, James and Lionel Messi. Federer, who has a big stake within the Swiss shoe model On along with his money earnings, can now search to turn out to be the fourth billionaire athlete, after Michael Jordan, James and Woods.