Roger Federer a billionaire tennis player
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Roger Federer Makes History By Becoming First Tennis Billionaire

Even as he remains on toes due to a recurring injury, Roger Federer is officially the first tennis billionaire.

In the last 12 months, he earned $90.6 million from endorsements deals and sponsorship alone.

This is the 16th time that the former world number one tennis player remains the top-earning player consecutively.

The 41-year-old raked in $900 million from endorsements and sponsorship deals throughout his career. Of the $900 million, $130 million is from prize money from tournaments he won.

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Endorsements

The oldest endorsement he has bagged in 2021 was struck by Rolex Company which is reportedly worth $15 million.

Other endorsements that Federer has earned are from companies like Uniqlo clothing company worth $300 million, Credit Suisse, Lindt amongst others.

According to Forbes, Federer earns a whopping $469,000 daily and more than NZ$3 million weekly, endorsement earnings included.

Love For Tennis

The Swiss tennis player was born and bred in Basel, Switzerland. He started playing at the age of eight years and has since been ranked at the sixth position in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

Growing up, Federer had his idols who he looked up to as his role models. They include; Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, and Pete Sampras, the three who have commendable performances in the Tennis world.

He turned pro in 1998 and has won 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles hitherto.

He shares the same title stats with fellow tennis stars Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Injury Keeps Federer Away

His billionaire status comes in a year which he made fewer appearances for matches due to an injury.

Since his appearance at Wimbledon in early August, he stayed off the court as his knee injury worsened.

Federer recently came clean with his fans confessing that he is not getting back to the court soon as he is scheduled for more knee surgery.

This news broke the tennis world as he self-confessed that the knee issue will keep him off from the game for many months.

Federer a 20-time grand slam champion has been away from the court for a while now nursing the injury.

“I will be on crutches for many weeks and out of the game for many months,” he told his fans in an Instagram video.

Tennis fans across the world are yet to come to terms with a heartbreaking announcement by Roger Federer.

Federer recently came clean with his fans confessing that he is not getting back to the court soon as he is scheduled for more knee surgery.

This news broke the tennis world as he self-confessed that the knee issue will keep him off from the game for many months.

Federer a 20-time grand slam champion has been away from the court for a while now nursing the injury. He said that it got worse during a grass-court session in the Wimbledon.

“I will be on crutches for many weeks and out of the game for many months,” he told his fans in an Instagram video.

WHAT THIS MEANS

With the scheduled knee surgery and many months of healing, Federer will be out of the upcoming US Open.

However, he is optimistic that he will get better and make full recovery. The Swiss tennis star is upbeat about regaining his fitness.

“I want to give myself a glimmer of hope to return to the tour in some shape or form,” added Federer,” he exuded.

He maintained that it is difficult to go through such surgery at his age but is hopeful all will be well.

“I am realistic, don’t get me wrong. I know how difficult it is at my age to go through another surgery. I will try it. I want to be healthy, I want to be running around.”

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US OPEN 2020

He played six matches in 2020 before he developed the knee problem and took a break.

In 2021, he played just 13 matches before undergoing two surgeries that left him benched. Now, he will undergo more of them.

The injury kept him out of the fiery 2021 U.S Open which he had been looking forward to since the beginning of the year.

The celebrated 40-year old tennis player missed out on the Tokyo Olympics sparking a flurry of questions from fans on his health condition.

Before his pullout from the French Open, he contended a fourth-round loss in Wimbledon by Hubert Hurkacz from Poland.

It was a big loss in his career.

Roger Federer Makes History By Becoming First Tennis Billionaire
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