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Novak Djokovic Has Now Officially Won More Prize Money Than Any Other Tennis Player In History

Novak Djokovic won a second Wimbledon championship. That achievement puts him on a pedestal no tennis player has ever reached before.

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Being the best tennis player in the world is a nice feeling. In four sets, Novak Djokovic defeated Italian Matteo Berrettini to win the Wimbledon title. Djokovic achieved his 20th Grand Slam triumph, 85th championship, and 968th victory overall.

The Serbian Djokovic achieved something that no tennis player had ever done before in the process. He is presently the player in history with the most money made on the court. With his victory at Wimbeldon, Novak reached the highest career earnings ever.

$150 million

And at 34 years old, he’s likely still got a few years left of playing at a high level. He could most likely win tens of millions more in prizes.

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This feat comprises taking home a gold medal at the Olympics and winning all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same year: the Australian Open, French Open (also known as Roland-Garros), Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open.

Even if Djokovic misses out on the gold medal, he could still join just two other male tennis players to pull off the Grand Slam feat. Rod Laver accomplished it twice, in 1962 and 1969, and Don Budge accomplished it in 1938.

It was Djokovic’s sixth Wimbledon triumph. Additionally, he has won two Roland-Garros titles, three U.S. Opens, and nine Australian Opens. He has earned a total of $6,220,457 in singles and doubles competitions so far in 2021.

Here are the top five male tennis players in terms of earnings since Djokovic won the title:

Murray, Andy: $62,009,732

$43,280,489 for Pete Sampras