Carlos Alcaraz’s earnings see him make a rapid rise up the all-time prize money list in tennis

Carlos Alcaraz’s earnings see him make a rapid rise up the all-time prize money list in tennis

Carlos Alcaraz won his first ATP Tour title in July 2021 and a little over two years later, he is making rapid rises up the all-time prize money list.

Alcaraz’s first top level win came at the Croatia Open on clay, with the Spanish superstar winning his first FIVE finals on the ATP Tour.

Most players struggle to get over the winning line when they reach their first finals at senior level, but Alcaraz has always been a little different to the rest and he has confirmed that as his career has moved on a rapid upward trajectory.

He won his first ATP Masters 1000 title in Miami in March 2022 and added a maiden Grand Slam title to his collection at the US Open last year.

His rise to world No 1 was quickly followed by a first Wimbledon title after he beat Novak Djokovic in a sensational final on the Centre Court in July.

That run of winning has given Alcaraz a remarkable haul of prize money, with his run to the final of the Cincinnati Masters event last month taking his career prize money to a staggering $20,366,707.

That total places Alcaraz at No 29 in the all-time list in the men’s game, with a win at the US Open set to take him into the top 20 on the all-time list.

At the age of 20, this is a remarkable prize money haul and while he is benefitting from bumper prize money compared to players from previous eras, his levels of consistency suggest he is set to join the game’s most lucrative winners over the course of his career.

Alcaraz also has lucrative sponsorship contracts with Nike, Babolat, Rolex, BMW, Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein.

By the end of his career, Alcaraz could be challenging the biggest prize money earners in tennis history, with his great rival Novak Djokovic leading the prize money list.

The Serbian’s win at the Cincinnati Masters saw him move his prize money total to $172,281,484, with Roger Federer second on the list with $134,640,719.

Rafael Nadal is third with $130,594,339 and Andy Murray is fourth place with $64,000,366.

Alcaraz looks certain to catch Murray’s total by the time he is 25 if he stays fit and he is certain to be handed more lucrative sponsorship deals as the star attraction in tennis.

The exit of Federer, Nadal and eventually Djokovic will pave the way for a new leader to emerge in the sport and Alcaraz looks well set to claim that mantle, even if he is uncomfortable being a star.

“Sometimes you want to feel like a normal guy, to walk normally,” said Alcaraz.

“Here in New York, there are a lot of Spanish people, South American people as well. It’s difficult for me to walk normally sometimes.

“I wish some days to be someone not recognized at all. But it’s going to be impossible. I have to enjoy that part as well. But sometimes it makes it difficult.”

Alcaraz is already wealthy enough to ensure he will never be short of cash again, so his focus from this point forward will be on collecting the prizes on the court that will cement his legacy in tennis folklore.

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