Roger Federer tops Forbes' list of highest-earning athletes

Roger Federer tops Forbes' list of highest-earning athletes

World-renowned Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has surpassed Argentina's Lionel Messi to become the highest-earning athlete of the year for the first time.

Roger Federer, who has won a record 20 Grand Slam tournaments, is the first tennis player since 1990 to become first-class.

He was fifth on the list last year but jumped four places to top the Forbes list for the first time in his career.

In the last 12 months, Federer has earned $100 million in sports fees and $6.3 million from other contracts.
And before that, in 2013 alone, they had more than this.

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The coronavirus has hit the sports industry hard like any other activity in the world, and the sports industry is facing its worst crisis since 2016 in terms of the income of the first 100 players.

The total income of these first 100 athletes has dropped by a total of 9% and last year the total income of these 100 athletes was $3.6 billion while it is expected to decrease further next year.

In this list, Federer defeated Messi to take the first position and the Argentine football star is now in the third position after losing his income.

In second place is Messi's rival Cristiano Ronaldo with a total income of  $105 million, while Messi earned $104 million in the same period.

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