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.
|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 ($681,380)
Following up a third-round finish in Paris with a trip to the semifinals on debut in London, the South African finished just shy of Barty on the list.
With the season now complete, Novak Djokovic earned the most money in 2018. Four men – Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Zverev and Federer – earned more money than highest-finishing woman, Simona Halep.
|Rank||Player||Prize money ($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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