Roger Federer dominates plenty of records in tennis already, but if he beats Alexander Zverev on Tuesday night, he’ll have a shot at clinching an all-time achievement for individual sports.
A win for the world No. 2 against the talented German will elevate Federer above American golfer Tiger Woods in the individual sports prize money charts.
Woods – a 14-time major winner – has racked up a phenomenal $110,061,012 (£83,910,516) in winnings on the golf course, but Federer will move to $110,235,682 (£84,010,613) if he comes out on top against the young 20-year-old.
Just a matter of weeks ago, the Swiss knocked Novak Djokovic off his perch as the player to have earned the most money in tennis, surpassing the Serb’s $109,805,403 (£83,715,639) total.
The 30-year-old is six years Federer’s junior and has previously outlined plans of playing until he’s 40 so there’s every chance he will overtake the 19-time Grand Slam champion and Woods in the not too distant future, although Federer will hope to keep adding to his total next season.
However, it’s no foregone conclusion that the eight-time Wimbledon winner will eclipse Woods’ record on Tuesday night, as he takes on one of just four players to have beaten him in 2017.
Zverev is the only man to have won a match against Federer when ranked inside the top-10, while he’s also the only star to topple the Swiss in a final, after downing him in Montreal.
Federer opened his ATP Finals campaign with a victory against Jack Sock, while Zverev battled back from a break down in the deciding set to beat 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic.
Both have the chance to book their spots in the semi-finals should they come out on top, and with Rafael Nadal withdrawing from the event, they are the two remaining favourites to lift the title.
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