Rafael Nadal always amazes with his dedication and his hunger for victories.
These days the Final Four of the Davis Cup is being played, but the official season ended a few days ago with the victory of the Serbian champion Novak Djokovic in the ATP Finals. Thanks to that success, Nole collected the most money ever won in a tennis tournament and, despite the season being played in the middle, he was the highest-earning tennis player this season.
Almost $10 million over five tournaments, no doubt a fantastic season in terms of earnings with Nole cashing precisely $9 million, $934,582. It was an extraordinary season in which Djokovic won the ATP Finals in Turin and Wimbledon, while missing the Australian Open and US Open and a few Masters 1000s of the season.
Numbers that certify the incredible season of the Serbian champion, a season in the middle but that certified him as the one who earned the most money of all. Behind Nole, the highest ranked tennis player is “a tennis player”, world number one Iga Swiatek.
Prize money for men and women are no longer different and women almost always earn the same as men. Iga is the tennis player who earns the most this season, behind Nole, with 9 million, 875 thousandths and 525 dollars. In third place in this special classification is the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz, the youngest number one in the world in history.
Alcaraz won five tournaments in all categories and ended the season by winning the Us Open, his first Grand Slam title. Rafael Nadal is the tennis player who has won the most Slams this season, two titles such as the Australian Open and Roland Garros, and yet he is not on the podium, due to the various injuries that have hindered the second half of the season.
Only fourth place for Rafa, who earned 7.442 million, just behind Alcaraz’s 7.655 million. Casper Ruud closes the Top 5: the Norwegian has not won any major tournament this season, but he has been a finalist at Roland Garros, the US Open and a few days ago at the ATP Finals in Turin.
Rafa on his participation in the upcoming Australian Open
In a recent interview with Puntobreak, Rafael Nadal has revealed that he may have found a solution to his chronic foot injury, which has changed his view of continuity at the highest level.
“The season has had several very different phases and was totally marked by my physical problems. Everything changed when we found an effective treatment for the foot, which has helped me a lot. That radically changed the perspective of my continuity in high-level tennis,” Nadal said.
“I am going to travel there in three weeks with all the illusion of the world and desire to work to do my best and feel competitive,” he continued.