Djokovic tops tennis’ prize money rich list ahead of Federer and Nadal with staggering £106m career earnings

NOVAK DJOKOVIC leads Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the list of tennis’ top earners having raked in a staggering £106million in prize money.

The Serbian star, 34, won his 19th Grand Slam after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in last weekend’s French Open final.

Novak Djokovic has won more prize money than any other tennis player
Novak Djokovic won his 19th Grand Slam by winning the French Open earlier this month

For the first time in his stellar career, Djokovic came from two sets down in a major final to lift the all-important trophy.

Djokovic eventually overcame a physically and mentally- wounded Tsitsipas – who learned of his grandma’s death five minutes before the final – 6-7 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 in over four hours.

In winning at Roland Garros, Djokovic took his career earnings to a staggering £106m, more than £10m ahead of rivals Federer and Nadal.

The Swiss legend, 39, has pocketed £92m in prize money having won 20 Grand Slams during his illustrious career.

Nadal, 35, sits just behind his rival on £89m having won the same number of Slams – but is a bumper £17m adrift of Djokovic.

On Sunday, Djokovic gave one lucky fan the souvenir of a lifetime.

The Serbian gave the youngster his racket after claiming he ‘coached’ him back from the bring of defeat on Court Philippe-Chatrier.

Djokovic, who had a pep talk backstage at 2-0 sets down, was guided to Slam No19 by a young French lad, who was rewarded with the tournament-winning racket.


Djokovic gave his racket to a young fan who ‘coached’ him from two sets down to victory

He said: “This boy was in my ear the entire match. He was encouraging me.

“He was actually giving me tactics. He was like: ‘Hold your serve, get an easy first ball, then dictate, go to his backhand.’

“He was coaching me literally. I found that very cute, very nice.

“Giving him the racket after the match was kind of my gratitude for him sticking and supporting me.”

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