A new global hierarchy took hold this Monday, June 13 on the side of male tennis players, with Medvedev back in pole position at the ATP, Djokovic falling 3rd, or even Federer outright excluded from the Top 50, for the first time. since the year 2000…
The famous ATP ranking, which is proof of the current level of players on the men’s tennis circuit, was somewhat turned upside down at the start of the week. We expected it, it must be said, since the end of the Roland-Garros tournament… Because you should know that the points are calculated according to the results recorded in the major competitions, compared to the performances achieved in the same competitions. ‘last year.
So it was inevitable: Novak Djokovic, winner of the 2021 edition of the French Open, was going to lose his 2000 points and therefore his place as world number 1, after giving up in the quarter-finals of the Parisian Grand Slam against Rafael Nadal on May 31 last. And if we had to wait until Monday June 13 for it to be official, while the ranks are nevertheless reviewed every week, it is simply because Roland-Garros this year took place a little earlier than last year. …
Medvedev becomes world number 1 again, Zverev second
But there it is, so it’s done. With now more “than” 6770 points, the Djoker gave up his place at the top of the world rankings to the one who was his runner-up, Daniil Medvedev, 7950 points. Worse, the Serb has plummeted to third position, behind Alexander Zverev. The unfortunate semi-finalist from Porte d’Auteuil, who had to give up his fierce fight against Nadal on a nasty injury in the middle of the match, achieved the best ranking of his career there. And while behind Novak Djokovic, it is the king of clay that we find precisely in fourth place, with 6525 points, the Top 5 closes with the other finalist of the Roland-Garros tournament, Casper Rudd, who reached this position for the first time with a score of 5050 points.
We will note an interesting – and even staggering – statistic with this new ATP ranking: it is the first time in more than 18 years, precisely 970 weeks according to the calculations of The Teamthat no member of the Big 3, the legendary trio formed by Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, is only installed in one of the first two places. That is to say the weight, if we still doubted it, that they have had in the circuit over the past two decades…
Roger Federer leaves the Top 50 for the first time in 22 years
While the Serbian and the Spaniard continue their eternal rivalry again and again, with now more than 245 points separating them and above all more than one goal in sight, the record for the number of Grand Slam titles (22 for Nadal , 20 for Djokovic and Federer), the Swiss has unfortunately not been in the game for a while. It must be said that he has been completely absent from the courts for almost a year, specifically since Wimbledon. And that does not forgive: for the first time since the year 2000, just that, Roger Federer was ousted from the Top 50, landing in 68th position in this new ATP ranking.
While, on the contrary, Andy Murray has made a big comeback among the top 50 in the world, arriving 47th no less than four years after leaving this top, we do not despair of seeing Federer again on the circuit, at least for a short break. honor knowing that he will soon blow out his 41 candles. If it will not be a priori yet at the next edition of the famous grass tournament, we can bet on the month of September, the player having himself recently confided that he was aiming for a return for the Laver Cup, followed then by the tournament of Basle, his stronghold.
Until then, tennis fans have a big event not to be missed, which is fast approaching: Wimbledon therefore, scheduled from Monday June 27th to Sunday July 10th. The London Grand Slam tournament can be followed live and exclusively on beIN SPORTS, available as an option from SFR (TV section of the online store).
Sources: The Team, Eurosport, The Voice of the North