KARACHI: Pakistan’s tennis ace Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is the country’s highest-paid athlete according to a report published by ESPN.
The report lists the best-paid athletes from 200 countries and bases its figures on salary and prize money from 2011, excluding any other form of compensation.
Qureshi is the highest earner amongst Pakistani athletes with salary and winnings amounting to $434, 430 in 2011.
Ranked number 14 in the ATP doubles rankings, Qureshi is the only Pakistani tennis player to have played in a Grand Slam final. He is also known for starting the “Stop War Start Tennis” campaign with his former doubles partner Rohan Bopanna.
Other athletes who feature on the list include boxers Floyd Mayweather from the USA and David Haye from England, cricketer Ravindra Jedeja and tennis player Sania Mirza from India among others.