Absent from the tennis courts since his quarter-final loss at Wimbledon, Roger Federer is losing his last points in the ATP rankings. This Monday, the Swiss is in 96th place, just behind his compatriot Henri Laaksonen. But the descent should continue in the following weeks. After Wimbledon, the former world number one will no longer be ranked.
The golden age of Swiss tennis seems to be over now. For years, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka proudly represented the Swiss people, whether at Olympic Gamesduring the tournaments Grand Slam we ATP. Between them, they cumulate 23 titles in Majors, of which 20 won by the Maestro. But now 40 years old, Federer hasn’t lifted a single trophy since the tournament Ball in 2019. Increasingly handicapped by knee pain, the Swiss is at the twilight of his long career. To end his journey in style, he decided to go through the operation box after his quarter-final loss to Wimbledon to deal with Hubert Hurkacz in July 2021. Since then, he has not been seen on a tennis court. The veteran continues his rehabilitation and remains quite discreet about the date of his return. Asked a few days ago about his season, Federer confirmed his participation for the tournament of Ball at home, but also for the Bowl cut. A tournament he funded to create. ” We knew the recovery would take a long time, I’m very active, I go to the gym 5-6 times a week, I don’t play tennis a lot yet, a little with the children, although I could do more, my aim is to be ready for the Laver Cup (September 23-25) and Basel Tournament (October 24-30) “he had designated during an interview on television in his country. But no question then for him to chain the tournaments. “After Basel, the season will be over anyway. It is important for me to get back in shape so that I can train. Once I did that, I could choose how many tournaments I play and where” did he declare.
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Federer will no longer be ranked after the next Wimbledon
His long absence obviously has consequences on his ranking. At the top for many years, Roger Federer is no longer number one in Switzerland this week. Fallen to 96th place after losing the points gleaned from hall the last season, he points behind Henri Laaksonen. A first since July 2017. Federer no longer even appears in the half-yearly ranking drawn up by Swiss Tennis. The end of a 21-year reign. And the fall should not stop. In the next few days, he will lose his last points, those obtained at Wimbledon. In other words, at the end of the London tournament on July 11, Roger Federer will no longer be ranked. At 40, he is not certain to see him again in the Top 100. To play in the biggest tournaments, Switzerland will have to receive an invitation or use his protected classification. Given his pedigree, Federer will have no trouble playing the competitions he wants, but the fall is great.