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Grigor Dimitrov is in the Top 20 in the history of tennis in terms of money won from prize funds. This shows the updated list of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) with current data as of September 18, 2023.
The Bulgarian tennis player occupies the 19th place with 23,635,855 million dollars.
This is the total amount Dimitrov has won in prize money in his professional career, which began in 2008.
Right in front of Dimitrov in 18th place is Yevgeny Kafelnikov. The winner of two Grand Slam titles (Roland Garros 1996 and Australian Open 1999) has earned $23,883,797.
At the top of this ranking is Novak Djokovic. The record holder of Slam titles has 175,281,484 million in prize money. Behind him is Rafael Nadal 134.6 million dollars, and third – Roger Federer 130.5 million.
Those three are the only ones who have exceeded 100 million in prize funds.
Behind the big three are: Andy Murray (64.1 million), Pete Sampras (43.2), Stan Wawrinka (36.4), Alexander Zverev (36.1), Daniil Medvedev (34), David Ferrer (31.4) and Marin Cilic (31.2). which closes the Top 10.
In front of Grigor Dimitrov are also: Andre Agassi (31.1), Dominic Thiem (29.9), Tomas Berdych (29.4), Stefanos Tsitsipas (27.1), Juan Martin del Potro (25.8), Kei Nishikori (25.1) and Boris Becker (25.080). .
The income of all tennis players does not include the money from advertising contracts, which for the leading players is many times more than that from the prize funds. Almost every one of them has long-standing advertisers, both in sports equipment and additional sponsors.
More than previous years
In the current 2023 season, Dimitrov has earned just over $1.7 million – $1,737,241. This includes the income from the last tournament played in Chengdu, where the Bulgarian reached the semi-finals and received 60 thousand dollars.
By the end of the year, Dimitrov can seriously increase the amount, after he will participate in the tournament of the ATP 500 series in Beijing, where he will start against Mackenzie McDonald. After that, the Bulgarian said that he will also play in the “Masters” competition in Shanghai.
Traditionally, Dimitrov also participates in another tournament of the highest category – the one in Paris, which is held in November.
The statistics show that the Bulgarian has not earned so much in prize funds since 2019, when he exceeded 2 million dollars. In the last two seasons, he earned $1,014,861 (2020), $1,383,096 (2021) and $1,467,984 (2022), respectively.
Dimitrov recorded his most successful year on the professional tour in 2017, when he won over $5 million in prize money.