Federer loses top-10 ranking for first time in four years

ATP has released the rankings after a long freeze due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Roger Federer crashed out of top ten.

Roger Federer for the first time in nearly five years has crashed out of top ten ATP rankings. Forced to stay out of action, the tennis legend has for the first time crashed out of the top 10 list since 2017.

Federer dropped out of the top 10 in the ATP rankings on Monday 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 quarterfinals to Hubert Hurkacz in July.

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Poland’s Hurkacz climbed two places to 10th after making the Indian Wells last eight last week, knocking Federer down to 11th.

ATP top 10:

  1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,430 pts
    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)

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 Basilashvili on Sunday to become the first Briton 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.

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