Djokovic joins $100m club

Novak Djokovic has joined a select club of athletes that have earned over US$100 million in prize money.

While the Serb has not technically passed the milestone just yet, he booked his place in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros on Wednesday, guaranteeing him at least US$327 471 in prize money upon the completion of the grand slam.

The amount will take him over the US$100m mark and secure his place at the top of the all-time prize-money leaders in tennis.

1. Novak Djokovic $99,673,404
2. Roger Federer $98,011,727
3. Rafael Nadal $78,109,778
4. Andy Murray $45,157,463
5. Pete Sampras  $43,280,489

While Djokovic has been in superb form over the past couple of seasons, tennis’ commercial success on a global scale has had a big impact on prize-money.

According to the official ATP website, tournament prize money is on track to exceed US$130million in 2018, which is more than double what was available in 2008.