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More often that not we are told that TV is ruining football, that the influx of money into the game has changed it beyond on all recognition - and there's no denying that is the case.

Wages and transfer fees have gone through the roof along with ticket prices, foreign players are prevalent, kick-off times are all over the place and clubs have turned into commercial entities rather than a beloved cornerstones of the community. Damn you to hell, Sky.

But ask yourself this; how much does your club actually earn from television every year?

Financial body Deloitte have gone someway to answering that very question by looking at how much the top ten clubs in Europe generated in TV revenue at home and abroad.

Each country has it's own distinctive TV rights deal so the figures aren't necessarily comparable; for example the Premier League deal with Sky and BT Sport is the most expensive but Barcelona and Real Madrid earn more than the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea because the La Liga deal is worked out on an individual basis rather than distributed evenly.

But what this table does represent is just how important TV revenue is in the modern game.

Click through to find out more.

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Novak Djokovic becomes all time No.1 prize money earner in Tennis World

This is just a one more feat achieved by this tennis star as he keeps on breaking and making records on the tennis court.

On Sunday Novak Djokovic became the all-time No. 1 prize money earner in the tennis world. After beating Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3.

With this win, he equaled a world record of winning Miami Open crown sixth time in his career.

In 2007, he won the Miami Open first time and then continued winning it in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015 and now the sixth time in 2016.

His prize money amounts to $1,028,300 for his win against Kei. This way his total prize money has mounted up to $98.2 million next to Roger Federer’s $97.9 million.

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It took him one hour and 26 minutes to defeat his Japanese opponent on Sunday. By his this win at the Crandon Park Tennis Center, he is now on par with Agassi’s amazing tennis career at the Masters 1000 event.

“I have a very special connection to this tournament,” Djokovic said on the court while picking his winning check for $1.02 million.

“Back in 2007 at Miami it was the biggest tournament that I had won,” the World No.1 continued. “It has been a springboard for everything that has come after that,” he added.

With this amazing win against World No.6 Nishikori, he has made one more record of maintaining his back to back winning streak at Indian Wells and Miami open for last three years.

In 2016, his only defeat has come at the hands of Feliciano Lopez in Dubai that too when eye infections forced him to leave the court.

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It was indeed a very tough Job for Nishikori to defeat Djokovic, the guy who is in such a tremendous form this time.

Though he tried his best and initially broke his opponent twice but could not maintain his streak and eventually lost first set in 34 minutes.

“It was a tough match. He was very patient and he didn’t miss. Playing Novak is always a great challenge for me,” he said in the post-match ceremony.

While patting his hand as a part of victory celebrations, this 11 times Grand Slam winner said: “I certainly hope the love affair continues in the years to come.”

Novak Djokovic one title away from smashing through $US100 million prize money barrier

Djokovic set to smash through $US100 million prize money barrier

Novak Djokovic is one title - or five days - away from becoming the first tennis star to smash the $US100 million prize money barrier.

Djokovic's domination in 2016 has helped the Serb surge ahead of Roger Federer on the list of the sport's highest on-court earners and to within $US727,657 of the magical mark.

If he successfully defends his Rome crown this week to collect a fifth trophy in the Italian capital - and sixth title this season - the world No.1 will crack $100 million, a feat only Federer has come close to managing.

The Swiss superstar has earned $US97,958,429 in prize money during his 17-year, 17-slam career, compared to Djokovic's $US99,272,343.

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If Djokovic is to achieve the financial milestone this week, the 28-year-old may have to topple his big-three rivals - Rafael Nadal, Federer and Andy Murray - in successive matches in the quarter-finals, semis and final to do so.

After enjoying a first-round bye, the top seed opens his campaign against French qualifier Stephane Robert.

To beat Djokovic to the $US100 million mark, the second-ranked Federer, who has played just three matches since the Australian Open due to knee and back issues, would likely need to reign in Rome and reach the final - at least - at Roland Garros.

But even then, Djokovic would have to suffer an injury or early exits from both prestigious claycourt events.

Federer, though, remains the undoubted financial king of tennis as he closes in on becoming the sport's first-ever billion-dollar earner.

Backed by blue-chip sponsors including Nike, Rolex, Credit Suisse, Mercedes-Benz, Lindt and Moet & Chandon, Federer has been tennis's highest earner for nine years in a row, with Forbes estimating he raked in $US67 million in 2014-15.

On court, the prize money on offer these days to tennis's elite is mind-boggling.

Australia's first-ever world No.1 John Newcombe, a seven-times grand slam champion who topped the rankings in 1974, by comparison earned just $US1,062,408 ($A1.44 million) in prize money.

Pat Rafter, world No.1 for a week in 1999, made $US11,133,128 ($A15.12 million), in on-court earnings, while Lleyton Hewitt, who topped the rankings for a total of 80 weeks, amassed $US20,777,859 ($A28.22 million)

Three women - Serena and Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova - feature in the top-10 all-time prize money earners in tennis.

Serena comes in fourth overall with $US75,929,696 in on-court riches.

TENNIS'S BIGGEST PRIZE MONEY EARNERS

1. Novak Djokovic - $US99,272,343 ($A134.84 million)

2. Roger Federer - $US97,958,429 ($A133.05 million)

3. Rafael Nadal - $US78,007,139 ($A106.02 million)

4. Serena Williams - $US75,929,696 ($A103.20 million)

5. Andy Murray - $US44,339,508 ($A60.26 million)

6. Pete Sampras - $US43,280,489 ($A58.79 million)

7. Maria Sharapova - $US36,766,149 ($A49.94 million)

8. Venus Williams - $US32,798,0368 ($A445.47 million)

9. Andre Agassi - $US31,152,975 ($A42.31 million)

10. David Ferrer - $US28,839,132 ($A39.17 million)

Novak Djokovic is highest paid tennis player of all time, Daily Mail Online

Novak Djokovic revealed as highest paid tennis player of all time with over £83million in the bank as Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Serena Williams all claim a spot in the top 10

Published: 13:31 BST, 7 September 2017 | Updated: 14:01 BST, 7 September 2017

The US Open is set to bring the curtain down on the Grand Slam calendar in some style, with a record £38.5million in prize money to be handed out come the end of the competition.

The funds are set to be shared among some less familiar names this year, with the likes of Serena Williams, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic missing from the main draws.

But money certainly isn't the issue for these players, after Business Insider revealed the list of the top 30 earners in world tennis to date.

Here is the full rundown of men and women of the highest-paid stars.

Boris Becker is one of the top earners of all time in the world of tennis after 5 Grand Slam titles

30. Goran Ivanisevic (Croatia) — £15,187,152

Grand Slam titles: 1 (Wimbledon)

Overall titles: 22

29. Stefan Edberg (Sweden) — £15,762,407

Grand Slam titles: 6 (2 Australian, 2 Wimbledon, 2 US Open)

Overall titles: 41

28. Andy Roddick (USA) — £15,769,351

Grand Slam titles: 1 (US Open)

Overall titles: 32

27. Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) — £15,882,086

Grand Slam titles: 2 (1 Wimbledon, 1 US Open)

Overall titles: 30

26. Justine Henin (Belgium)— £15,939,960

Grand Slam titles: 7 (1 Australian Open, 4 French Open, 2 US Open)

Overall titles: 43

25. Ivan Lendl (Czech Republic) — £16,244,865

Grand Slam titles: 8 (2 Australian Open, 3 French Open, 3 US Open)

Overall titles: 94

24. Martina Navratilova (Czech Republic) — £16,522,717

Grand Slam titles: 18 (9 Wimbledon, 4 US Open, 3 Australian Open, 2 French Open)

Overall titles: 167

Martina Navratilova earned over £16million during her career, winning a mammoth 167 titles

23. Steffi Graf (Germany) — £16,728,381

Grand Slam titles: 22 (7 Wimbledon, 6 French Open, 5 US Open, 4 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 107

22. Lindsay Davenport (USA) — £16,935,477

Grand Slam titles: 3 (1 Australian, 1 Wimbledon, 1 US Open)

Overall titles: 55

21. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) — £17,763,416

Grand Slam titles: 2 (2 Wimbledon)

Overall titles: 20

20. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) — £18,193,155

Grand Slam titles: 2 (1 French Open, 1 US Open)

Overall titles: 17

Roger Federer was knocked out of the US Open in the quarter finals, but is high on this list

19. Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Russia) — £18,247,646

Grand Slam titles: 2 (1 Australian, 1 French Open)

Overall titles: 26

18. Martina Hingis (Switzerland) — £18,315,863

Grand Slam titles: 5 (3 Australian Open, 1 Wimbledon, 1 US Open)

Overall titles: 43

17. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) — £18,531,937

Grand Slam titles: 0

Overall titles: 25

16. Kim Clijsters (Belgium) — £18,674,383

Grand Slam titles: 4 (3 US Open, 1 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 41

Only one other woman in the world of tennis has earned more than Venus Williams - her sister

15. Boris Becker (Germany) — £19,162,297

Grand Slam titles: 6 (3 Wimbledon, 2 Australian, 1 US Open)

Overall titles: 49

14. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) — £20,323,502

Grand Slam titles: 0

Overall titles: 20

13. Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) — £21,457,630

Grand Slam titles: 0

Overall titles: 13

12. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) — £21,721,934

Grand Slam titles: 2 (2 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 20

11. Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) — £23,396,933

Grand Slam titles: 3 (1 Australian Open, 1 French Open, 1 US Open)

Overall titles: 16

Andy Murray is the fifth highest earner of all time, with his three Grand Slam titles lifting him

10. David Ferrer (Spain) — £23,447,903

Grand Slam titles: 0

Overall titles: 27

9. Andre Agassi (USA) — £23,801,428

Grand Slam titles: 8 (4 Australian Open, 2 US Open, 1 Wimbledon, 1 French Open)

Overall titles: 60

8. Maria Sharapova (Russia) — £27,951,755

Grand Slam titles: 5 (2 French Open, 1 Wimbledon, 1 US Open, 1 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 35

7. Venus Williams (USA) — £28,978,119

Grand Slam titles: 7 (5 Wimbledon, 2 US Open)

Overall titles: 49

6. Pete Sampras (USA) — £33,067,065

Grand Slam titles: 14 (7 Wimbledon, 5 US Open, 2 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 64

Maria Sharapova has a career Grand Slam to her name, as well as over £27m in prize funds

5. Andy Murray (Great Britain) — £46,458,123

Grand Slam titles: 3 (2 Wimbledon, 1 US Open)

Overall titles: 45

4. Serena Williams (USA) — £64,531,337

Grand Slam titles: 23 (7 Wimbledon, 7 Australian, 6 US Open, 3 French Open)

Overall titles: 72

3. Rafael Nadal (Spain)— £65,926,740

Grand Slam titles: 14 (9 French Open, 2 Wimbledon, 2 US Open, 1 Australian Open)

Overall titles: 73

2. Roger Federer (Switzerland) — £82,346,268

Grand Slam titles: 19 (8 Wimbledon, 5 US Open, 5 Australian Open, 1 French Open)

Overall titles: 93

1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) — £83,893,284

Grand Slam titles: 12 (6 Australian Open, 3 Wimbledon, 2 US Open, 1 French Open)

Overall titles: 68

Novak Djokovic, with 12 Grand Slams and 68 titles, is the highest earning tennis star of all time

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