Injured Federer slides further down rankings

AFP News Agency

25th Oct, 2021. 04:30 pm
Roger Federer

In this file photo taken on July 07, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer returns against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz during their men’s quarter-finals match on the ninth day of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2021. – Roger Federer dropped out of the top 10 in the ATP rankings on October 18, 2021, 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. (Photo: AFP)

PARIS: Former men’s tennis world number one Roger Federer dropped a further four places in the latest ATP rankings on Monday to 15th having exited the top 10 last week.

The 40-year-old Swiss is side-lined with a right knee injury and has not played since a humiliating straight sets quarter-final defeat at the hands of Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon on July 7.

Whilst Federer falls there is a career-high ranking of 11 for Italy’s Jannik Sinner, who rises two spots on the back of his success in Antwerp on Sunday which was his fourth title of the season.

Indian Wells champion Cameron Norrie also reaches a career-best ranking, the Briton moving up another two places to 14.

Novak Djokovic tops the rankings well clear of Russia’s Daniil Medvedev.

Rankings:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11430 pts

2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 9630

3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 7930

4. Alexander Zverev (GER) 6680

5. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 5635

6. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 5560

7. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 4688

8. Casper Ruud (NOR) 3615 (+1)

9. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3405 (-1)

10. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3378

11. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 3260 (+2)

12. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3196

13. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 2903 (+2)

14. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 2895 (+2)

15. Roger Federer (SUI) 2785 (-4)

16. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2693 (-2)

17. Christian Garin (CHI) 2510

18. Pablo Carreño (ESP) 2400

19. Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 2392 (+3)

20. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2225