Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and the 15 Most Marketable Players in Tennis

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Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and the 15 Most Marketable Players in Tennis
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The tennis fraternity has a lot of marketable players in its midst. Some of these players are already being exploited for their market worth, while others are just cash piñatas waiting to be whacked open.

I recently came across an article listing the 50 most marketable sportsmen on the planet, which had the fastest man on earth—Usain Bolt—on its pinnacle.

Fair enough.

But what I found most astounding is the fact that this list did not feature the likes of Roger Federer—arguably the greatest tennis player of all time—or even current hot-shot Novak Djokovic

So I decided to formulate a more appropriate list featuring the most marketable tennis players in the world.

Now, what makes a tennis player marketable?

I think it's an amalgamation of the following traits:

  • The player needs to be successful. He/she needs to be in the top 30 at least, and he/she needs to have won at least five career titles (a Grand Slam would be nice!).
  • He/she needs to have a charming, vibrant personality in order to be a hit among masses.
  • He/she needs to score moderately high in the looks department.
  • He/she needs to have reasonable command over the English language.

So, after considering the above factors, here's my list of the 15 most marketable tennis players currently playing.

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