Roger Federer surpasses this athlete to become highest earning athlete ever

Roger Federer has overtaken golfer Tiger Woods as the top prize money earner in individual sports as per Forbes.

The Swiss tennis superstar has long been an icon of his sport, raking in large sums of prize money for the majority of his career.

Following his recent three-set victory over Germany’s Alexander Zverev in his second group match at the ATP Finals in London, Federer took his cumulative career prize money to a cool $110,235,682 (£84,000,000 approx).

Federer banked $191,000 for just turning up in London and players get $191,000 for every win.

It means the $573,000 he has earned for qualifying and then beating Jack Sock and then Zverev takes his career prize money to $110,235,682.

That surpasses the previous prize money leader Woods, who has earned $110,061,012.

Federer has earned around $6million in 2017 through tournament and match wins – although it’s sponsorship agreements where he makes the most of his cash.

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