Federer could have his worst ranking in 20 years. How was tennis back then?


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Federer could have his worst ranking in 20 years. How was tennis back then?

Roger Federer (9th) is living his last weeks within the top 10 of the world rankings. The Swiss, whatwho will lose the 300 points he defends from Indian Wells 2019, could be surpassed by tennis players like Felix Auger-Aliassime (11th) and Hubert Hurkacz (12th). It should be noted that it is confirmed that Casper Ruud (10th) will displace you from ninth place.

It must be added that at the end of October he will lose 500 for the title he won in Basel 2019 and 400 in November for what was his participation in the World Tour Finals that same year. These units that he will lose in the world rankings will leave him, at least, in 18th position in the ATP ranking, his worst position since June 4, 2001, where he also had that position..

Yes, crazy, His Majesty will have his worst position in the last two decades. However,How was the top 10 made up at that time? To begin with, the world’s number one was a South American: the historic Brazilian player Guga Kuerten. In addition to this, Roger had an Argentine ahead of him, who was Franco Squillari (16th).

The elite batch was completed by: Marat Safin, Andre Agassi, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Pete Sampras, Lleyton Hewitt, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Patrick Rafter, Magnus Norman and Sebastien Grosjean.

The kings of tennis at that time were divided into seven countries: a Brazilian (Kuerten), two Russians (Safin and Kafelnikov), two Americans (Agassi and Sampras), a Spaniard (Ferrero), two Australians (Hewitt and Rafter), a Swede (Norman) and a French (Grosjean).

In that same 2001, Grand Slam tournament winners were Agassi (Australia, before Arnaud Clement), Kuerten (Roland Garros vs. Alex Corretja), Goran ivanisevic (Wimbledon against Rafter) and Hewitt (US Open vs. Agassi).

It should also be noted that the top big trophy winners were Sampras (12), Björn Borg (11), Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl and Agassi (8).

At that time no one, absolutely no one, could imagine that two decades later there would be three surnames with 20 Grand Slam titles in their pockets and competing for the throne of history in each tournament major What’s up. The million dollar question, and that still has no answer, is Will Federer be able to get back into the elite?


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