Tennis legend Roger Federer was left out of the world Top 10 for the first time in almost five years, in the ATP rankings published after the Indian Wells tournament, won by Cameron Norrie, who rises eleven places, to be fifteenth.
The absence of the Swiss in Indian Wells cost him 480 points, which, combined with the route in California (eliminated in the quarterfinals) of the Polish Hubert Hurkacz, now tenth in the world, takes him from ninth to eleventh in the ATP rankings. , being also surpassed by the Norwegian Casper Ruud, ninth world.
The Swiss champion, after a nearly blank 2020 year due to the covid-19 pandemic and two operations on his right knee, returned to competition in spring. But after thirteen games played, including a quarter-final at Wimbledon, he ended his season after his London tour, due to a recurrence of his right knee pain.
This prolonged absence from the slopes has slowed him down the world rankings, where he was fifth at the beginning of the year.
Federer, who turned 40 this summer, had entered the Top 10 on May 20, 2002 and had only been out for a few weeks between July and October 2002 and then from November 2016 to January 2017, when he had to stop his 2016 season. in July, to heal his knee.
The Swiss, winner of 20 Grand Slam tournaments, is not considering for the moment, despite his age and knee problems, ending his career.
In addition to the entry of Hurkacz and the rise of one position by Ruud, the only other movement in the world Top 10, which is still dominated by Novak Djokovic in front of Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas, concerns Rafael Nadal: the Spaniard moves up one place and he is fifth, ahead of the Russian Andrey Rublev, who happens to be sixth.
Further down the standings, Briton Cameron Norrie, winner of the Indian Wells final against Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, makes his entry into the Top 20, being fifteenth, thanks to a rise of eleven places. AFP (HN)
– ATP ranking of October 18:
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,430 pts
2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 9,630
3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 7,995
4. Alexander Zverev (GER) 6,930
5. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 5,635 (+1)
6. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 5,560 (-1)
7. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 4,858
8. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3,815
9. Casper Ruud (NOR) 3,615 (+1)
10. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3,378 (+2)
11. Roger Federer (SUI) 3,285 (-2)
12. Félix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3,263 (-1)
13. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2,970 (+2)
14. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 2.903 (-1)
15. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 2,895 (+11)
16. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 2,895 (-2)
17. Christian Garín (CHI) 2,510
18. Pablo Carreño (ESP) 2.445 (-2)
19. Gaël Monfils (FRA) 2.383 (-1)
20. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2,270 (-1)
40. Federico Delbonis (ARG) 1,370 (+4)
42. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 1,355 (-4)
44. Alejandro Davidovich (ESP) 1.325 (-1)
45. Albert Ramos (ESP) 1,294 (+3)
60. Pedro Martínez (ESP) 1,031 (+1)
68. Federico Coria (ARG) 950 (-1)
76. Jaume Munar (ESP) 901 (-6)
80. Roberto Carballés (ESP) 882 (+5)
81. Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 877 (-7)
82. Guido Pella (ARG) 866 (-2)
92. Thiago Monteiro (BRA) 805
93. Pablo Andújar (ESP) 800 (+3)
100. Pablo Cuevas (URU) 760 (-1)