Rafael Nadal, not Roger Federer, is the highest-earning player in tennis, according to Sports Illustrated and Fortune magazine's annual rankings of athlete incomes.

Nadal was No. 3 among international athletes and said to have earned $42.5 million in 2013, while Federer was No. 4 with $41.2 million. Federer was, however, higher in endorsements earnings, with $38 million compared to Nadal's $28 million. Federer was No. 2 a year ago, while Nadal was No. 10.

Forbes' ranking of the highest-earning athletes, also published this month, had Federer with $56.2 million and Nadal with $44.5 million.

The rankings had Novak Djokovic at No. 9 with earnings of $30 million, with $18 million through endorsements, and Andy Murray at No. 20 with earnings of $17 million, $12 million in endorsements.

Maria Sharapova was No. 14 among international athletes with earnings of $23 million, $20 million though endorsements. Li Na and Serena Williams were the other tennis players named, with Williams No. 39 among U.S. athletes with $22.3 million, $10 million in endorsements. It is Williams' second appearance among the top 50, the first being in 2008.

Prize money amounts are from the previous season.

Nadal tops Federer among Sports Illustrated/Fortune highest earners

Nadal tops Federer among Sports Illustrated/Fortune highest earners


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