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Tennis legend Roger Federer has announced he will be retiring from the sport next week following the Laver Cup in London.
And the 41-year-old will end his career having won 20 Grand Slam singles titles and amassed $130million (£114m) in on-court winnings, both of which are the third-most ever. The Swiss star also featured in the top 10 of Forbes' annual list of the highest-paid athletes for 12 years in a row.
Federer first made the top 10 in 2010, when he was ranked number six after earning a reported $43m (£38m), with sponsorship deals with Nike, Wilson, Rolex and Jura boosting his income. He then jumped up to number four in 2011 with a reported $47m (£41m) income thanks to what Forbes described as 'the most impressive endorsement portfolio in sports'.
In 2012, Federer banked a reported $52.7m (£46.3m), with a whopping $45m (£39.5m) coming from his sponsorship deals and $7.7m (£6.7m) from tennis. It was said that Federer also earned more than $1m (£879,000) for each appearance at an exhibition event.
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The following year, he jumped up to number two on the list, with only golf superstar Tiger Woods surpassing Federer's reported $71.5m (£61.3m) earnings. However in 2014, he fell to number seven after earning a reported $56.2m (£48.1m), with his winnings from tennis falling to $4.2m (£3.7m).
In 2015, Federer moved up to number five after reportedly banking $67m (£58.9m), with his $58m (£51m) in endorsement earnings the highest of anyone in the top 10. He moved up one spot to number four in 2016, earning a reported $67.8m (£59.6m).
He remained number four the following year, banking $64m (£56m) as he once again finished behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and LeBron James. Federer dropped to number seven in 2018, with the 'Money Fight' between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor seeing both athletes jump into the top 10 and Neymar's world record move to PSG earning him a spot on the list.
Federer returned to number five in 2019 after earning a reported $93.4m (£80m), with Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar the top three and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez making the list for the first time after inking a bumper five-year $365m (£311m) deal with DAZN.
2020, however, was Federer's year as he topped the list after earning a whopping $106.3m (£93.5m), the first time a tennis player had held the top spot since Forbes began compiling the list in 1990. The following year, Federer dropped to number seven with a reported $90m (£79m) after missing most of the previous year with a knee injury.
This year, Federer remained number seven after banking a reported $90.7m (£77.7m), with his biggest endorsement deal a ten-year $300m deal with Uniqlo. He also has a stake in athletic company On which went public last year and Forbes say it could be his 'biggest payday yet'.
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