In this crazy 2020 Roger Federer got a mark without trying. It is something that had been denied up to this point by the persistence of another of the “old men” of the circuit, like Ivo Karlovic.
The Croatian had been the oldest of the Top 100 of the ATP rankings in recent years, but this season he left that select group, finishing in 147th place in the world and leaving the Swiss as the oldest among the top 100.
Roger, in position 5, was questioned a few days ago because it was decided to freeze the points and go from using the 52-week ranking to maintaining the points achieved between March 2019 and December 2020.
Thus, tennis players who have not played any tournament this year have not dropped positions in the ranking, as has been the case of the Swiss, who despite not playing beyond the Australian Open due to a knee injury, remains in the fifth position.
If only the points obtained in 2020 will be considered Federer would only be in 29th place.