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Roger Federer turns into first tennis star to high checklist of highest-paid athletes

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Roger Federer becomes first tennis star to top list of highest-paid athletes

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his victory in his fourth spherical match towards Marton Fucsovics of Hungary on day seven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Tennis star Roger Federer is now the world’s highest-paid athlete, in keeping with Forbes.

The publication launched its annual “World’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes” for 2020, which exhibits Federer ranked first with an estimated $106.Three million in complete earnings over the past 12 months. Federer’s rating marks the time {that a} tennis participant has led the checklist because it commenced in 1990.

Forbes determines the rankings calculating athletes’ income, together with prize cash, salaries, contract bonuses, endorsements, royalties, and look charges from June 1, 2019, till June 1, 2020.

Forbes’ senior editor Kurt Badenhausen referred to as Federer the “excellent pitchman for firms,”

The journal estimated the 100 highest-paid athletes earned $3.6 billion through the previous 12 months, a drop of 9% from the earlier 12 months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Filling the subsequent three high spots on the checklist are worldwide soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo with $105 million in earnings, Lionel Messi ($104 million) and Neymar ($95.5 million).

NBA basketball stars have been subsequent within the rankings, together with Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James ($88.2 million), Golden State Warriors all-star Stephen Curry ($74.four million), Brooklyn Nets famous person Kevin Durant ($63.9 million).

Rounding out the highest ten have been PGA Tour star Tiger Woods ($62.Three million), Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ($60.5 million) and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz ($59.1 million).

Tennis star Naomi Osaka, who turned the highest-paid feminine athlete, ranks 29th on the checklist with earnings of $37.four million, whereas Serena Williams ($36 million) ranks 33rd. Osaka and Williams are the one two girls featured on this 12 months’s checklist.