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If tennis players were sports teams, Nadal is Real Madrid, Federer is Magic, Murray is Celtics and Wozniacki is Kings XI Punjab ….

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By Sportingintelligence 

9 January 2012

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This article is a companion feature to the article posted here today about tennis players’ earnings.

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In 2011, Novak Djokovic’s on-court earnings in tennis were $12.6m, which made him the Barcelona (highest earners in football) of the tennis world.

Using the same logic, comparing a player’s on-court earnings to the sports team where the average first-team salary is closest, the top 20 men’s players are:

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MEN’s tennis highest on-court earners in 2011

1 Novak Djokovic Serbia $12,619,803  is Barcelona. (La Liga)

Rafael Nadal Spain $7,668,214  is Real Madrid. (La Liga)

3 Roger Federer Switzerland $6,369,576  is Orlando Magic. (NBA)

Andy Murray Scotland $5,180,091 is  Boston Celtics. (NBA)

5  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga France $3,173,969 is Texas Rangers. (MLB)  

6  David Ferrer Spain $3,113,904  is Texas Rangers. (MLB)  

7  Tomas Berdych Czech Republic $2,576,813  is Atletico Madrid. (La Liga)

Mardy Fish United States $1,882,091  is Edmonton Oilers. (NHL)

9  Janko Tipsarevic Serbia $1,692,912  is St Louis Blues. (NHL)

10 Nicolas Almagro Spain $1,571,007  is Bayer Leverkusen. (Bundesliga)

11 Gilles Simon France $1,347,752  is Kansas City Royals. (MLB)

12 Robin Soderling Sweden $1,323,835 is Kansas City Royals. (MLB)

13 Michael Llodra France $1,210,799  is West Bromwich Albion. (Premier League)

14 Alexandr Dolgopolov Ukraine $1,196,499  is Espanyol. (La Liga)

15 John Isner United States $1,170,432  is New York Islanders. (NHL)

16 Marin Cilic Croatia $1,139,799  is Catania. (Serie A)

17  Jurgen Melzer Austria $1,133,482 is Catania. (Serie A)

18 Marcel Granollers Spain $1,132,893 is Catania. (Serie A) 

19 Gael Monfils France $1,094,353  is Catania. (Serie A)

20 Andy Roddick United States $1,061,404   is Bologna. (Serie A)

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On the same basis, Petra Kvitova is Manchester United (Premier League), Caroline Wozniacki is Kings XI Punjab (IPL), Victoria Azarenka is LA Clippers (NBA), Li Na is New Jersey Nets (NBA) and Sam Stosur is LA Dodgers (MLB).

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