ROGER Federer, who has not played on the tour after his quarter-final exit at Wimbledon 2021, has dropped out of the top 10 of men’s singles rankings for the first time since January 2017.
Tennis great Roger Federer has dropped out fo the top 10 in men’s singles rankings for the first time since January 2017. The 20-time Grand Slam champion slipped from the 9th to the 11th spot in the charts updated by ATP on Monday after the Indian Wells Masters 1 000 final.
Roger Federer has not played on the men’s singles circuit since his quarter-final exit at Wimbledon 2021. He pulled out of Tokyo Olympics and the US Open following which he underwent a third surgery on his troublesome right knee. Federer had undergone surgeries on his knee in 2020 as well.
Federer missed most part of the 2020 season as he did not play a major after exiting the Aus- tralian Open in the semi-final stage. In fact, the Swiss great’s last Grand Slam title came in 2018 when he won the Australian Open. Federer said during his public appearance at the Laver Cup last month that he is no hurry to return to the circuit but insisted he is recovering well from the surgery.
Novak Djokovic, who lost the US Open final and an opportunity to complete a Calendar Slam, continues to retain the top spot in the men’s singles rankings while US Open cham- pion Daniil Medvedev is at the 2nd spot. 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, who skipped the US Open, has moved to the 5th spot while Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev complete the top 5.
Hubert Hurkacz on Monday became the second man from Poland to break into the top 10 of the men’s singles rankings. The Polish star, who won the Miami Open this year, is the first man from his country to accomplish the feat since Wojtek Fibak, who climbed to a career- high World No. 10 on July 25, 1977. Hurkacz began the season at World No. 34.
Meanwhile, Cameron Norrie, who scripted history by winning the Indian Wells tittlen Sun- day, jumped to a career-high 15th spot in the men’s singles rankings.
Roger Federer dropped out of the top 10 in the ATP rankings for the first time in almost five years, as newly-crowned Indian Wells champion Cameron Norrie jumped 11 spots.
Federer (40) has not played due to a right knee injury since losing in the Wimbledon quarter-finals to Hubert Hurkacz in July.
Poland’s Hurkacz climbed two places to 10th after making the final eight at Indian Wells last week, knocking Federer down to 11th.
It is the first time the 20-time Grand Slam champion has been ranked outside the top 10 since January 2017, when he went on to win the Australian Open following a knee injury.
Norrie, who beat Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilash- vili on Monday (AEDT) to become the first Brit to win the prestigious Indian Wells title, breaks into the top 20 at world number 15.
His compatriot Andy Murray dramatically slid down the rankings, though, falling 51 places to 172nd.The former world number one, still on the comeback trail after hip surgery, lost to Alexander Zverev in the third round last week.
ATP top 11
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,430 points 2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 9,630
3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 7,995
4. Alexander Zverev (GER) 6,930
5. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 5,635 (+1) 6. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 5,560 (-1) 7. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 4,858 8. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3,815
9. Casper Ruud (NOR) 3,615 (+1)
10. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3,378 (+2) 11. Roger Federer (SUI) 3,285
— India Today.