Roger Federer fall out of the ATP ranking entirely for the first time in a quarter century on Monday, while Novak Djokovic slipped four places to No. 7 one day later win Wimbledon for the seventh time.
Federer had appeared in the singles chart every week since making his debut aged 16 in September 1997tied for 803rd, and held the record for most times at No. 1 until Djokovic beat him.
Federer was 97th before the start of play at the All England Club, but has now zero point because the ranking is based on a player’s results over the previous 52 weeks – and he hasn’t competed at all since reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals a year ago.
Shortly after this defeat, Federer had his third operation on his right knee in about 18 months. Federer, who turns 41 on August 8, intends to return to the tournament in his native Switzerland in October and said in a Center Court appearance last weekend that he hoped to be able to play at Wimbledon next year.
Djokovic‘s drop and that of runner-up Nick Kyrgios from No. 40 to No. 45 despite reaching the first Grand Slam final of his career are the result of decisions by the WTA and ATP not to award ranking points for Wimbledon in response to the ban by the All England Club of athletes from Russia and Belarus over the war in Ukraine.
On Monday, Djokovic, Kyrgios and all the other players forfeited all the points they earned at Wimbledon in 2021, without reaping any benefits from their performances during this fortnight.
So Elena RybakinaThe first Grand Slam title of WTA Rankings; she stayed at No. 23where she became the second-lowest women’s grass-court tournament champion of the professional era, which began in 1968.
The woman she beat in Saturday’s final, Ons Jabeurwent from No. 2 to No. 5, even though it was his best performance in a major.
Last year’s losing finalist, Karolina Pliskovadropped eight places to No. 15, and some women before her hit career highs on Monday, including the Australian Open runner-up Danielle Collins at No. 7, US Open champion Emma Raducanu at No. 10 and Roland-Garros runner-up Coco Gauff at number 11.
French Open Champion Iga Swiatekwhose 37-match winning streak ended in the third round of Wimbledon, remained No. 1.
Daniel Medvedev, who is Russian, remained at the top of the men’s rankings after not being cleared to compete at Wimbledon. He won the US Open last year and finished second at the Australian Open this year.