November Money List: Zverev caps season with millions

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Alexander Zverev banked more than $2.5 million for winning the ATP Finals, plus a little more for a trip to the quarters at the Paris Masters (Getty Images)
Alexander Zverev pockets more than $2.6 million in the month of November alone to end his season on a lucrative note.

Alexander Zverev’s victory at the ATP Finals saw the young German top the November Money List.

Zverev won just over US$2.5 million for capturing the biggest title of his career, which, coupled with his run to the quarterfinals at the Paris Masters, saw him finish the month with almost $2.65 million.

It’s the second time Zverev has topped a monthly Money List; he also did so in May following victory at the Madrid Masters and trip to the final in Rome.

Novak Djokovic finished second in the November list thanks to runner-up finishes in both Paris and London, while Karen Khachanov’s victory in Paris meant the young Russian was the only other player in November to earn more than $1 million.

There were only four countable tournaments when it came to player earnings in November: the Paris Masters, WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, Milan’s Next Gen ATP Finals and the ATP Finals in London.

November Money List

Player Earnings ($US) Activity
1 Alexander Zverev $2,647,268 Zverev began the month by earning roughly $140,000 for his quarterfinal finish at the Paris Masters, but added to that in a big way with his victory at the ATP Finals.
2 Novak Djokovic $1,972,255 The Serb earned more than half-a-million dollars for advancing to the Paris final, and a touch over $1.4 million for following that with a runner-up finish at the O2 Arena.
3 Karen Khachanov $1,101,845 The powerful Russian broke through with his first ATP Masters title in Paris, beating Djokovic in the final and being rewarded with a $1.1 million pay cheque.
4 Roger Federer $880,913 Back-to-back semifinals in Paris and London were not enough to see the Swiss crack the $1 million mark in November, but he nevertheless scooped almost $900,000.
5 Ash Barty $700,000 In further proof of how lucrative the WTA Asian swing can be, Australia’s Ash Barty banked almost three-quarters of a million dollars with her season-ending triumph in Zhuhai.

Next best: Kevin Anderson ($681,380)

Following up a third-round finish in Paris with a trip to the semifinals on debut in London, the South African finished just shy of Barty on the list.

With the season now complete, Novak Djokovic earned the most money in 2018. Four men – Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Zverev and Federer – earned more money than highest-finishing woman, Simona Halep.

Top prize money earners in 2018

Rank Player Prize money ($US) Biggest cheque
1 Novak Djokovic $12,609,672 Won US Open
2 Rafael Nadal $8,663,347 Won Roland Garros
3 Alexander Zverev $7,726,914 Won ATP Finals
4 Roger Federer $7,599,233 Won Australian Open
5 Simona Halep $7,409,564 Won Roland Garros
6 Caroline Wozniacki $6,657,719 Won Australian Open
7 Naomi Osaka $6,394,289 Won US Open
8 Juan Martin del Potro $5,917,766 R/U US Open
9 Elina Svitolina $5,737,247 Won WTA Finals
10 Angelique Kerber $5,686,362 Won Wimbledon
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