Djokovic Becomes Highest Prize Money Earner In 2023 Despite Playing Only 12 Events

Djokovic Becomes Highest Prize Money Earner In 2023 Despite Playing Only 12 Events

by Nurein Ahmed

Novak Djokovic became the highest prize money on the ATP Tour despite playing the fewest number of tournaments by a Top 10 player.

The Serbian earned a colossal sum of $15,952,044 (in singles and doubles) in 2023. Djokovic earned more in prize money this season than the likes of Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev and outperformed WTA No. 1 Iga Swiatek, too.

Alcaraz is the only other player who attained an eight-figure amount this season. Djokovic put together one of the greatest years in men's tennis as he dominated almost every tournament he played. He won seven titles (the most of any player) including three Grand Slams.

Djokovic is the first man to win three of the four Grand Slams in a season on four occasions. Djokovic's largest paycheck in a single tournament, however, was not at any of the Slams. Instead, it was at the ATP Finals in Turin where he won a record-breaking 7th title.

The 36-year-old pocketed $4,411,500 for his efforts during the seven days, culminating with a straight sets win over Jannik Sinner in the final. He lifted the 71st hard court title of his career (equaling Roger Federer for that record).

The prize money he earned in Turin is the second-largest single paycheck in ATP history. Djokovic made seven figures in prize money winning the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open. While his runner-up finish at Wimbledon earned him £1,175,000.

He finished the 2023 season with a 55-6 record. He forged the longest-winning streak on the ATP Tour this season between Wimbledon and the ATP Finals, where he went 19 matches without defeat until he lost Sinner in the round-robin stage at the year-end championships.

Djokovic has earned $10 million or more in prize money in a season on nine occasions. He has also extended his dominance in career earnings, becoming the first player to earn over $180 million.


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