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Federer, Nadal Rank Among Highest-Paid Athletes

Federer© Getty ImagesRoger Federer counts Nike, Rolex and Credit Suisse as sponsors.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both place in the Top 10 of the World's Highest-Paid Athletes, an annual list compiled by Forbes magazine.

Federer sits at No. 7 on the list with earnings of $56.2 million in 2013, while Nadal's $44.5-million haul put him in ninth place.

Forbers said of Federer: “His endorsement portfolio is filled with long-term deals with blue-chip companies like Nike, Rolex and Credit Suisse. His sponsors collectively pay him more than $40 million annually. The latest addition is champagne brand Moet & Chandon, which signed Federer to a five-year deal at the end of 2012.”

And of Nadal's portfolio: “Nadal's biggest endorsement partner is Nike, [with whom] his earnings are heavily tied to his year-end ranking. Other current sponsors include Babolat, Mapfre, Banc Sabadell Atlantico, Richard Mille, Kia Motors, Mueller and Poker Stars.”

Boxer Floyd Mayweather tops this year's list with $105 million in earnings followed by football star Cristiano Ronaldo ($80 million) and NBA basketball player LeBron James ($72.3 million).

Federer and Nadal were listed at No. 2 and No. 30, respectively, in the edition published last year.

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