Although Roger Federer was one of the great beneficiaries of the freezing of the ranking to stay in the Top 10, his fall from that privileged box is imminent in the absence of the fields. Today is 9 and
ANDhe Swiss who won 20 Grand Slam tournaments, envisioned a 2021 with Wimbledon and the Olympic Games; However, the injury he suffered a long time ago prevented him from playing in London 100% and subsequently led him to get off Tokyo 2020, the US Open and the rest of 2021.
With names like those of Hubert Hurkacz and Felix Auger-Aliassime, among others, pushing up, Federer’s decline among the names that “rule” on the ATP circuit will be evident from the numbers. Victories of the two in Indian Wells will have them surpass the Helvetian in the rankings for sure.
For example, at the end of October he will lose the 500 points that he still defends from the 2019 Basel title, and at the end of the first week of November he will lose the 400 that he still has from his last participation in the ATP Finals, which at that time was held. they played in London. Some 900 points that will send him to position 18 in the ranking, the lowest he will have had since June 4, 2001.
In 2017, after a six-month absence, he dropped to 17th, but quickly moved up the rankings after winning in Melbourne that year. Federer will also lose all 720 points from the 2019 Australian Open semi-finals, causing a notable drop.
His public appearance at the Laver Cup, With crutches, he did not give much hope. However, with the Swiss you never know and at the end of February, in Doha or Dubai, he could make that glorious comeback that fans are waiting for. With the Masters 1000 in March, in Indian Wells or Miami, as important stations in his calendar, it only remains to wait for the evolution of that injury and its subsequent movement in the world rankings. But first comes health and Federer knows it more than anyone.