Federer tops ATP career money list

Updated: October 16, 2008, 5:52 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID, Spain -- Roger Federer became the ATP Tour's career leader in prize money Thursday, topping $43.3 million to overtake Pete Sampras.

Federer, a 13-time Grand Slam champion, set the earnings total with his 6-4, 6-1 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga that put him in the Madrid Masters quarterfinals.

"It's not very special," Federer said. "It's very nice to have records. Sure, money is important in life but it's not everything."

The five-time Wimbledon champion's total is now $43,317,870. ...

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