French Open

Nadal joins '$100m club' after French Open win

2018-06-11 12:17
Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal (AP)

Cape Town - Rafael Nadal’s 11th French Open victory on Sunday saw him break the $100 million barrier in career prize money.

The world No 1’s straight-sets victory over Austria’s Dominic Thiem was his 17th Grand Slam crown, trailing only Roger Federer’s 20-major tally.

Nadal’s career earnings are now at $100.5m.

He is third on the all-time list, behind Switzerland's Federer ($116.2m) and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic ($110.9m).

By contrast, the top earning female player is American Serena Williams with $84.8m.

Her sister Venus is second on the all-time list with $40.5m and Russia's Maria Sharapova third with $37.9m.

Read more on:    atp tour  |  french open  |  rafael nadal  |  tennis


Read News24’s Comments Policy


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.