OREANDA-NEWS. Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev was second only to Novak Djokovic in the list of the highest paid tennis players of the 2021 season. The rating was compiled by the publication Ubitennis.

The total income of the Russian athlete was $ 7,481,271 (he earned $ 7,466,284 in singles, and 14,987 in doubles).

It is written that Medvedev earned more than a third of this sum in only one tournament. Winning his rival Novak Djokovic in the US Open final brought him $ 2.5 million. For the first time since 2000, a Russian sportsman reached the top two of the highest paid tennis players of the planet.

Djokovic himself is currently on the first place of this list. In 2021, the Serb sportsman could earn $ 9,100,547. This allowed him to make his position stronger as the highest paid tennis player in history of this sport. Roger Federer is the second in all the prize money for his career.

Earlier, Medvedev left a message for his fans after he had lost in the final of the ATP Final Tournament. Russian athlete analyzed his playing at the ATP Final Tournament, which took place in Turin. In the final match, Medvedev lost to the German Alexander Zverev with a score of 4: 6, 4: 6.

“This is not how I wanted to end my performance in the ATP Final, but I am proud of my results this year. I have worked very hard and hard and will strive only for the best. Thanks to my team, sponsors and fans for always being with me. Now it's time to go to the Davis Cup, ”Medvedev wrote in Instagtam.

The final meeting between Medvedev and Zverev lasted one hour and 16 minutes.

Both athletes have already become winners of the ATP Final Tournament, for Zverev this victory was the second. Medvedev played in the final for the second time in a row. He became the second Russian to achieve this achievement. Last year, Medvedev became the champion of this tournament.

In the personal confrontation between the athletes, the score was equal - 6: 6.

Earlier it was reported that Russian tennis player Medvedev lost to Zverev in the final of the ATP Final Championship.