The Wimbledon tournament has left open several talks of the ATP and WTA rankings. The exclusion of Russians and Belarusians, the non-attribution of points in the 2022 edition and the decision that athletes lose the spoils accumulated in 2021 favored some tennis players over others.
A situation that has made the whole circuit talk a lot in recent weeks, the most penalized players showing their disappointment with the choice made. Among them was last year’s finalist Matteo Berrettini, who has repeatedly pointed out that he was not considered and was not even asked for his opinion on the case.
Due to the positivity of the Covid-19, the Italian would have lost the 1,200 points in any circumstance and will now have to move up the rankings to get closer to the top ten. The analysis At the end of the London Slam, the updated world rankings were published and it is easy to make a comparison with the ranking that would have been with Wimbledon points.
The one who was heavily penalized by the decision is, of course, reconfirmed winner Novak Djokovic, who lost three important positions despite his victory (and risks falling again). Rafael Nadal, for his part, would have taken second place ahead of the German Zverev with a victory in the semi-finals.
Top ten in both cases for Jannik Sinner, who wowed everyone with his performance on the London lawn.
Pilic on the Big 3
In a recent interview with SportKlub, former Croatian player and manager Nikola Pilic commented on Djokovic’s success in London, calling him better than Rafael Nadal and Federer.
“A very important tournament for Novak, more important than any other. He had a lot of problems this season. He found out he couldn’t play the US Open now that he didn’t have the coronavirus, and last year when it was relevant he knew how to play.
Nadal didn’t play well during the whole tournament. He struggled with form, I don’t think he can beat Djokovic in the final. I’m pretty sure,” Pilic said. “Novak is better than Nadal and Federer in every way.
He was the world number one player for 374 weeks, which is impressive. Moreover, no one but him has won all Grand Slam titles twice, and Novak has a positive head-to-head with almost every player. But of course, hats off to Nadal too. For hundreds of years no one will win 14 titles at Roland Garros like him,” added Pilic.