- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 13, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Novak Djokovic’s 64-2 record in 2011 has earned him a record amount of prize money.

Djokovic’s U.S. Open championship _ his third Grand Slam title of the year _ pushed his earnings past $10.6 million, more than anyone ever took home during a full season of men’s tennis, according to the ATP World Tour.

The only other men to come close were Rafael Nadal in 2010 and Roger Federer in 2007; they completed those years with a little less than $10.2 million.

By beating Nadal in the U.S. Open final Monday night, Djokovic got a check for $2.3 million: $1.8 million for winning the tournament, plus a $500,000 bonus for finishing second in the U.S. Open Series Standings, which takes into account results at hard-court tuneup tournaments.

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Novak Djokovic’s 64-2 record in 2011 has earned him a record amount of prize money.

Djokovic’s U.S. Open championship _ his third Grand Slam title of the year _ pushed his earnings past $10.6 million, more than anyone ever took home during a full season of men’s tennis, according to the ATP World Tour.

The only other men to come close were Rafael Nadal in 2010 and Roger Federer in 2007; they completed those years with a little less than $10.2 million.

By beating Nadal in the U.S. Open final Monday night, Djokovic got a check for $2.3 million: $1.8 million for winning the tournament, plus a $500,000 bonus for topping the U.S. Open Series Standings, which takes into account results at hard-court tuneup tournaments.