Djokovic poised to be­come first man to hit $100 mil­lion jack­pot

The Pak Banker - - MARKETS/SPORTS -

World num­ber one No­vak Djokovic is poised to be­come the first man to win $100 mil­lion in prize money on Mon­day when he tar­gets a place in the French Open quar­ter-fi­nals for the 10th time.

Djokovic, chas­ing a first Roland Gar­ros ti­tle to com­plete a ca­reer Grand Slam, tack­les Spain's 14th seed Roberto Bautista Agut.

The top seeded Serb has a 40 ca­reer lead over the 28-year-old Bautista Agut in­clud­ing a vic­tory on clay in Madrid this sea­son where the Spa­niard won just three games. Djokovic is also bid­ding to reach the quar­ter-fi­nals for the 28th straight Grand Slam and take sole oc­cu­pancy of sec­ond place ahead of Jimmy Con­nors for the most con­sec­u­tive last-eight ap­pear­ances at the ma­jors. With $99,673,404 banked in prize money at the start of Roland Gar­ros, the 29-year-old Djokovic can cross the $100 mil­lion bar­rier by mak­ing the last-eight. A place in the quar­ter-fi­nals is worth 294,000 euros ($326,722) and that will just take the Serb into the $100,000,000 bracket. Roger Fed­erer is Djokovic's clos­est rival in the prize money stakes on $98,011,727 but the Swiss is sit­ting out Roland Gar­ros through in­jury.

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