Tennis has a worldwide viewership of approximately 1 billion. There by making Tennis as one of the famous individual based sport. When contemplated with our set criteria it came on top in many aspects. Genuinely tennis is a game which is known equally in all parts of the world. When compared with the top 3 of our list it is an individual and is very famous among people. Its major events are known as “Grand Slams” there are a total of 4 Grand Slams. In these events top player compete against each other hence these events are among the most televised events.
Tennis is a sport which shows the true spirit of gender equality whether in terms of popularity or in term of prize money
Highest prize money in individual sport:
Tennis is the individual sport which boasts to have the largest sum as prize money. All four grand slams, Australia Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US award handsome prize money hence making it the highest prize money in any individual sport.
The most global calendar year:
Tennis tournaments are categorized in four major divisions (ATP 250, ATP 500, ATP Masters and Grand Slams). These events take place all over the world during different parts of a year. When tennis is compared with other sports Football is the only sport which boasts a larger number of worldwide venues.
Most prestigious sport event:
Wimbledon open is the most respected event in all sports events. In the year of 2015 almost 1 billion viewers engaged during Wimbledon 2015 and 2014. More than 17.3 million people logged in to BBC One United Kingdom during 2013 Wimbledon final.
Tennis is a game which has a worldwide influence and it is equally loved by both men and women. The ratio of male and female is almost same among athletes as well among fans. Most paid tennis stars: Among the list of top 10 highest paid athletes two renowned tennis stars, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were featured a number of times in the previous decade.
Gender equality in tennis:
Tennis has provided equal chances to female athletes hence helping Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams to feature among the top 20 highest paid athletes during different part of their careers.
Djokovic and Federer have earned a huge amount of $100 million dollars in term of prize money, Tiger woods (golf) is the only individual who has earned more prize money in a sport.
Champions from 30 different countries
Tennis holds a very particular and interesting record, Players from 30 different countries have won a minimum of 1 grand slam at different occasions.