The Swiss tennis star, Roger Federer, nineteen-time Grand Slam champion, has overtaken former world number one American golfer Tiger Woods as the highest prize money earner in individual sports, according to a list released by Forbes.
Federer became the first player to qualify the semi-finals of the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals by seeing off a spirited challenge from 20-year-old Alexander Zverev of Germany 7-6 (8-6), 5-7, 6-1 in a thrilling round-robin clash that lasted two hours and 11 minutes.
The victory increased his prize money to a whopping $110,235,682, thus surpassing the previous number one Woods? the tally of $110,061,012 in his career.
The 36-year-old Swiss player is in a great form, having won seven titles this year, including Australian Open and Wimbledon, and will chase to win his first season-ending title since 2011.
Federer chose to sit out of the second half of 2016 in order to recover fully from his knee surgery as well as a back problem, has also moved to number two spot in the ATP Rankings.
He currently holds 95 career titles, sitting at the second spot on the all-time list behind American Jimmy Connors, who bagged 109 titles, Sport24 reported.
Meanwhile, Woods currently holds 14 majors in golf and trails all-time leader Jack Nicklaus (18) by four titles.