In this crazy 2020 Roger Federer got a mark without trying. It is something that had been denied until now due to the persistence of another of the “old men” of the circuit, like Ivo Karlovic.
The Croatian had been the oldest in 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 in 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 obtained between March 2019 and December 2020.
In this way, the 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 earned in 2020 Federer are to be considered, he would only be in 29th place. (GG) (ESPN Sports)