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