EMMA RADUCANU might be a part of the ranks of tennis’ main stars after her U.S. Open success.
The Brit, 18, collected a cheque value £1.8million after her victory in New York, however that is set to rise significantly by way of sponsorship offers and endorsements.
Agent Jonathan Shalit, chairman of InterTalent, has predicted large issues for Raducanu.
He stated: “Emma is a phenomenon. She would be the highest-earning feminine UK sports star ever.
“If the trajectory Emma is on continues, she’s going to earn properly over £100million.
“Leisurewear, sports, health, fitness and lifestyle brands will be knocking down her door. For brands, she is unique. There is no one like her.”
Raducanu is managed by Max Eisenbud, the person partly answerable for Maria Sharapova incomes £234m on and off court docket by the point she retired final yr.
That helped the Russian enter the highest ten richest tennis players record – and she or he is accompanied by only one different girl, Serena Williams.
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Here are the highest ten richest tennis stars of all time.
10. John McEnroe – £72m
The former world primary received seven Grand Slams as a participant, largely in the course of the Nineteen Eighties.
His antics and character on the court docket additionally lead to infamy and his wealth elevated as a consequence.
Since retiring McEnroe has labored as a pundit for ESPN and likewise covers Wimbledon yearly for the BBC.
But his media work has not been with out controversy and he obtained vital backlash after suggesting Raducanu couldn’t take care of the strain when she give up the Round of 16 at Wimbledon.
9. Andy Murray – £72m
Andy Murray ended Britain’s lengthy look ahead to a Men’s single Grand Slam title when he received the U.S. Open in 2012.
And after successful his first title he frantically looked for his Rado watch so as to meet the necessities of a sponsorship deal value tens of millions.
He adopted up that victory by successful Wimbledon in 2013 and later in 2016.
Murray has three Grand Slam titles to his title and two Olympic gold medals.
8. Maria Sharapova – £97m
After changing into Wimbledon champion at 17 Sharapova was catapulted into fame, and the riches quickly adopted after Max Eisenbud turned her agent.
Sharapova went on to win each Grand Slam title, together with the French Open on two events to cement herself as one of many highest-earning feminine tennis players of all time.
7. Pete Sampras – £108m
Sampras was the main Men’s Single participant with 14 Grand Slam titles to his title earlier than that report was damaged in 2009.
In specific, he was the champion of SW19 with seven Wimbledon titles.
Also, his 14 victories in 18 finals characterize the perfect share in last historical past, with 78%.
6. Andre Agassi – £126m
Another former American primary, Agassi earned greater than £22m in prize cash alone.
Like Sampras, Agassi has received every of the 4 majors and boasts 60 profession titles within the Singles sport.
He additionally received the Davis Cup with USA on three events.
5. Serena Williams – £129m
Williams, maybe unsurprisingly, is the highest-earning feminine tennis star of all time.
Much of her web value has been gathered by way of prize cash, incomes round £68m to date.
Williams has received Wimbledon seven occasions, the Australian Open seven occasions and the U.S. Open on six events.
She boasts 23 Grand Slam titles, only one in need of Margaret Court’s report 24.
4. Rafael Nadal – £129m
Nadal equalled Federer’s Grand Slam report when he received the French Open for the thirteenth time in 2020.
In 2020 alone the Spaniard made greater than £28m, with just below £20m of that earned by way of prize cash.
Nadal has been sponsored by Kia Motors since 2006 and has been kitted out by Nike for almost all of his profession.
Also, he changed Cristiano Ronaldo as the brand new face of Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans in 2011.
3. Novak Djokovic – £144m
The Serbian missed out on the possibility to create historical past when he misplaced to Daniil Medvedev within the U.S. Open last on Sunday.
A win would have seen Djokovic take the crown as essentially the most profitable Men’s Singles tennis participant ever, with 21 Grand Slam titles.
And he additionally would have develop into the primary participant within the fashionable period to win each Grand Slam in the identical yr, following victory at Wimbledon, the French Open and the Australian Open.
2. Roger Federer – £324m
Federer was a grasp on the court docket and nearly holds the report for many Grand Slam titles, with 20 – shared with each Nadal and Djokovic.
And his enterprise thoughts has confirmed to be simply as astute, with clothes model RF getting into a partnership with retailer Uniqlo.
His different sponsors embody Gillette, Wilson, Barilla, and Moët & Chandon, and the Swiss has beforehand labored with Nike and Mercedes Benz China.
1. Ion Tiriac – £4bn
Tiriac is not a really well-known title in tennis, together with his greatest achievement in Men’s Singles reaching the quarter-final of the 1968 French Open.
He had higher success in Doubles and ranked nineteenth in 1979.
But undoubtedly his greatest triumph has been away from the court docket, founding Banca Tiriac in 1990 and accumulating a web value of over a billion kilos within the 30 years since.
He was the primary Romanian to develop into a billionaire.