Today’s subject is just one of the most interesting and also most discussed subjects in contemporary tennis. Nearly every well-known tennis blog site or website has tried tackling the topic of which tennis gamers are the most influential on and off court.
A few days ago; there was a huge debate about which tennis player was the most influential at the local club I play. Every club member had a different understanding of the topic as well as virtually every one made an engaging debate. Although I decided to be the listening party in this argument, I understand that the modern game has such talented however yet company intelligent stars. Whom would you pick over whom? For which reasons? All tennis celebrities are bankable, but which ones would make an item sell quicker? Which players have revolutionized the sport?
We tried to answer as many of these inquiries as possible and via this releaseded our top 10 picks for this year;
# 10 Li Na (China).
The current women’s number 6 is a quick rising celebrity back home and also is likewise coming to be popular in other parts of the world. Being the very first Asian to ever win a Grand Slam Tournament, Li Na’s victory in the finals of the 2011 French Open was one that drew the eyes of the world on her. Although she had fallen two locations from her original 4th position her influence remains the exact same particularly in parts of Asia.
The 29-year-old’s recent endorsement handle Mercedes-Benz, Nike and also Taikang with an approximated worth of $42 million, earned her the 10th spot on our listing.
# 9 Kim Clijsters (Belgium).
Previous number 1 as well as four-time conquest winner, Kim Clijsters in spite of all her injuries, made the 9th position this year. Her superior comeback from retirement merely 2 years ago was one that took quite a number of her fans by surprise. Although she suffered an injury throughout the 2011 season and was unable to make it to the French Open 2011, she still remains one of the most influential tennis players of the day.
Her outstanding sportsmanship has gained her WTA Player of the year 2010 and WTA Serve of the same year. Clijsters took home a probable $11 million in the year 2010 according to the Forbes list.
# 8. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark).
Raking in $12.5 million has been just one of the good points occurring in the 21-year-old’s life. Her current manage Oriflame which is a beauty care brand earns her tons of cash money as also, her deals with Adidas, Turkish Airlines and Compeed. Her recent links to Golf enthusiast Rory Mcllroy has additionally earned her some focus in the media. Her spot this year was earned as a result of her position as present Females’s no. 1.
# 7 Andy Roddick (United States).
Andy Roddick is ranked by some to be one of the most loveable players in today’s game. His strong passion for good on and off court has been exactly what has actually victoried him favor in the eyes of numerous tennis followers. After refusing to play in the in the U.A.E because a fellow tennis player (Shahar Pe’er of Israel) had been differentiated against, he lost his opportunity to safeguard his title yet in return gained the respect and love of numerous tennis enthusiasts all throughout the world.
Roddick likewise popularly known for his difficult services and returns, until recently, held the world record for the fastest serve in the world at 155mph. At the end of the 2010 season, A-Rod took with him besides his Babolat racket, a whooping $13 million. He earned the bulk of his money from his endorsement manage Babolat and Lacoste. Roddick is currently ranked World number 27.
# 6 Andy Murray (Scotland).
Ranked as the 5th most consistent player today on some sites, Murray has had his fair share of criticisms over the past few years. Believed by some to have the most effective backhand in the game, assumptions that he would have been the following finest thing for the sport after the 2009 season are yet to be realized.
Though he has not yet won a Grand Slam, Murray is still one of one of the most talented as well as proficient gamers fortunate sufficient to still have age on his side. At 24, he needs to his credit history 7 Masters wins and 18 career titles. His deal with Adidas is estimated around $4 million. $13.5 million was his estimated take home pay last season.
# 5 Serena Williams (United States).
Upon returning from what looked like a career-ending foot injury, Serena Williams has steadily started her a back to the top. The fashion-loving, publication creating benefactor appears to be on the path of triumph again after virtually an entire year of not playing. Her 27 Grand Slam titles placed her on our list this year in the 5th position.
Her endorsement handle EA Sports and also a clothing line with Nike handed Serena the right to declare herself a “Self-made-millionaire”. Her sibling, Venus came 13th on our list this year despite also taking home $11.5 million. Serena herself received $10.5 million during the season that she was injured.
# 4 Novak Djokovic (Serbia).
This is a player who has one of the most effective yet specific backhands in tennis. He additionally has a threatening play style one which effortlessly sends his opponents playing in defense. With 27 career titles under his belt, Djokovic is one of the most promising tennis gamers we’ve ever viewed. His recent rise to world number 1 and also his winning streak taking place for 43 suits is exactly what made him a place on our list.
Like fellow pro Andy Roddick, his jovial attitude is what makes people like him. His difficult serves additionally contribute to his aggressive play. An amazing $18 million was what he took home after the 2010 season.
# 3 Rafael Nadal (Spain).
World number 2 and King of clay, Rafael Nadal is concerned as one of the best players of all-time. With 46 career titles, 10 Grand Slam wins, $43 million as career prize money, and also several enviable endorsements, one may think Rafa may have already done it all. He has one of the fiercest rivalries in the past history of tennis with Roger Federer, and their epic 2008 Wimbledon encounter was considered the best match of all time.
Rafa’s interest in football came to light when he bought shares in the Spanish football club, RCD Mallorca to save the club from its debt dilemmas. He is an aggressive baseline gamer with very precise batteries and continues to rule in the hearts of many of his fans despite his current kind.
# 2 Maria Sharapova (Russia).
Ranking the highest -paid female athlete in 2011 with a an approximated net worth of $90 million is factor sufficient for her to end up on any list. The blonde, long-legged appeal with outstanding entrepreneurship abilities was also named one of the 30 Legends of Women’s Tennis by the Time. Besides her skills on the court and also her charity sweats off court, Sharapova ratings major factors when it comes to her endorsement bargains.
In January 2010, she authorized an agreement with sporting activities business Nike at an estimated worth of $70 million. She is additionally the winner of 24 WTA titles. Titles she fought fiercely for. Among her few objections has actually been her loud grunts on court which some think about irritating.
# 1 Roger Federer (Switzerland).
It could not come as a massive shock to many tennis enthusiasts which have actually been complying with the game that Roger Federer ranks first on this list. The one-time World No. 1 has 67 career titles and could be the ideal player ever in the history of the game according to some tennis experts. Federer’s round control as well as exceptional capacity to keep his eyes on the ball have majorly added to this success.
Federer’s 237 consecutive weeks at the World No. 1 broke all previous records. He tied with Pete Sampras and Bjorn Borg’s record when he went 8 consecutive years victorying just one title each year.
Federer endorses product for Gillete, Mercedes-Benz, among others. His career cash prize stands at an astonishing $64 million.