Qureshi is the highest earner amongst Pakistani athletes with a salary of $434, 430 in 2011. -Photo by AFP

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.

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Comments (16)

Ali Khan (MI-USA)
May 2, 2012 4:56 pm
All Pakistanis should back him in his “Stop War Start Tennis” campaign and show the world that we Pakistanis also want Peace & tranquility in our country as well as in our region. I wish him best of luck in this noble cause.
May 10, 2012 4:48 pm
best of luck AISAM u r our hero v proud of u and AAMIR KHAN Boxing champ
May 2, 2012 6:30 pm
Oh dear. Thank you Dawn for making him a fair game for the kidnapper.
May 4, 2012 1:37 pm
salary and earnings ... if you read clearly
May 2, 2012 4:49 pm
Good for Aisam, but I highly doubt (according to the report) if Ravindra Jedeja is the highest paid male athlete from India..
May 2, 2012 10:38 pm
This guy is so persistant and fit considering the pressure game puts on one, it's worth a praise. Are you reading this "unfit" cricketers?
May 2, 2012 4:02 pm
yes he has to concentrate on his game rather collecting the money or running after the money he is good player of tennis but he has to work more harder then he is currently doing. Best of Luck Aisam
May 4, 2012 1:37 pm
saalry and winnings .. sorry
May 2, 2012 2:48 pm
We feel proud to have Aisam as our country mate.
May 2, 2012 5:29 pm
gud luck aisam
May 2, 2012 3:56 pm
good for him and hope that he continues to grow and impress
jd shami
May 2, 2012 9:58 pm
I was just wondering why go to school to earn a degree?????
May 2, 2012 1:22 pm
Let us wish him good luck.
May 2, 2012 2:59 pm
its not a salary but earnings, you JAHIL Dawn reporters! Use a dictionary and try and understand the difference between a salary and earnings.
Habib Khan
May 3, 2012 4:05 pm
I wish Aisam to get more laurels in tennis and may his endeavour to promote peace in the region flourish. ameen. hk He is a very talented pakistani player and deserves the support of the govt. of Pakistan as well as the tennis association. .hk
May 3, 2012 3:12 pm
This is just money from the sport you play. It does not include endorsements and commercial money. If you include all that Sachin or Dhoni are probably the highest paid in India.
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