Forbes has shared its list of the highest-paid athletes of 2020, topped by Roger Federer. The eight-time Wimbledon champ becomes the first tennis player ever to come in at number one on the Forbes list.

Forbes points out that this year's earnings have dropped for the first time in four years due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 100 highest-paid athletes earned a combined $3.6 billion this year, which is nine percent below the mark for 2019.

Federer has secured 2020's top spot with $106 million in pre-tax earnings. His unmatched endorsement portfolio — which secured $100 million — includes the likes of Uniqlo, Credit Suisse, and Mercedes-Benz, among 10 other partners.

Falling behind Federer are Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, respectively, while fellow football star Neymar is listed at number four, and LeBron James is number five.

This year's highest-paid athletes list consists of individuals from 21 countries and 10 sports. There are, however, only two women in the top 100: Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams, the former of which just became the highest-paid female athlete in history.

See below for the top 10 highest-paid athletes of 2020, then visit Forbes for a complete breakdown.

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