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Forbes says: Roger Federer becomes world’s highest paid athlete

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Roger Federer is the primary tennis player to top the yearly Forbes rundown of the world’s most generously compensated competitors, overwhelming footballer Lionel Messi.

Federer, 38, climbed four places subsequent to winning £86.2m in the previous year – about £81m of it in supports.

Cristiano Ronaldo (£85m), Messi (£84m) and Neymar (£77.5m) come straightaway, while American b-ball player LeBron James (£71.5m) finishes the best five.

Fighter Tyson Fury was the most elevated procuring Briton in eleventh (£46.2m).

Recipe 1 best on the planet Lewis Hamilton came thirteenth with profit of £43.7m.

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka was uncovered to be the most generously compensated female competitor not long ago. She is 29th in general on the rundown, which was discharged on Friday.

“The coronavirus pandemic activated pay cuts for soccer stars Messi and Ronaldo, making room for a tennis player to rank as the world’s most generously compensated competitor just because,” said Kurt Badenhausen, senior editorial manager at Forbes.

“Roger Federer is the ideal pitchman for organizations, bringing about an unrivaled support arrangement of blue-chip brands worth $100m every year for the tennis incredible.”

A week ago, double cross Grand Slam champion Osaka, 22, finished Serena Williams’ run of four years as the most generously compensated female competitor subsequent to procuring £30.7m, £1.15m over 38-year-old Williams.

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