The list of the highest paid athletes last year was topped by Roger Federer, with an income of $106.3 million. The Swiss owes his fortune as much to trophies as to off-court sponsorships. Federer is not only, for the fifteenth consecutive year, the highest earning tennis player in the world, but also the highest earning athlete on the planet.
Paris Sain Germain has become a European giant that manages extravagant budgets to form highly competitive teams. Among its best players are Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappé. It also boasts Argentinians Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes and Mauro Icardi. As if that were not enough, PSG has just added a star reinforcement: Sergio Ramos left Real Madrid and joined the Parisian club with a contract until 2023.
On the other hand, 10 years younger than the Swiss, Neymar Jr. has an annual contract of 61.5 million euros.The abysmal difference between the Brazilian's salary and the contracts of his teammates was evident. Mbappé is second on the list, earning half of Neymar's salary, but he is in full negotiation with the club to renew his contract and it is estimated that his income will double.
Roger Federer is a living legend of tennis today. At almost 40 years old, the Swiss, currently number eight in the world, played this Wimbledon. And he had the goal of winning it again. After retiring from Roland Garros, he bet all his chips on the Grand Slam on grass (he won it eight times). But this Wednesday, he was eliminated in the quarterfinals against the Polish Hurkacz in straight sets. The end of a dream. And many are now wondering what will happen to his career.