Who got richer the most in the 2022 tennis season? This time, the young Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz places himself in front of everyone, thus concluding his stratospheric season by excelling in this too and not only in the ATP ranking.
As in any self-respecting end of course, it's time to take stock of the 2022 tennis season that has just ended. There are many aspects that can be analyzed and, among these, the one relating to the earnings accumulated during the year stands out.
The Spaniard, with his 9,571,664 dollars, puts his head ahead of champions of the caliber of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, second and third respectively with 9,402,802 and 8,867,518 dollars.
Here is the complete ranking:
Carlos Alcaraz 9,571,664
Novak Djokovic 9,402,802
Rafael Nadal 8,867,518
Casper Ruud 7,689,056
Stefanos Tsitsipas 6,258,673
Felix Auger-Aliassime 4,543,290
Andrey Rublev 4,415,784
Taylor Fritz 4,324,503
Daniil Medvedev 3,952,816
Hubert Hurkacz 3,561,268
Nick Kyrgios 3,302,321
Cameron Norrie 2,770,758
Pablo Carreno Envelope 2,730,554
Jannik Sinner 2,702,112
Alexander Zverev 2,534,345
Holger Rune 2,482,956
Denis Shapovalov 2,456,898
Matteo Berrettini 2,076,584
Frances Tiafoe 1,993,727
Alex De Minaur 1,947,542
Ferrero sets Alcaraz's next goals
After giving clear signs during 2021, the season that has just ended was that of consecration for Carlos Alcaraz.
He proved that he had what it takes to be a champion right from the very first steps he took in professionalism, but what he achieved in 2022 was something incredible. Precociousness is a distinctive trait of the El Palmar star, who became the youngest number 1 in the world with his victory at the US Open.
Now, however, Carlos is no longer a surprise, he must confirm himself and stabilize at the top. And to do so, he will need to further intensify the work he has done so far, according to his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero. He told: "Now he has to work even harder, because if he wants to stay at the top he has to win Grand Slams and Masters 1000 continuously.
So it's even more difficult than before, when maybe by winning a 500 and getting an excellent result in a Masters 1000 you could climb the rankings. But now, if you want to stay on top, you have to beat the best and win the best tournaments, so it's even more important to work harder or even harder than before."