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Roger Federer drops off ATP rankings for first time in 25 years

Roger Federer does not have an ATP ranking for the first time this century after the latest update on Monday saw the Swiss great drop all his remaining points.

The 20-time Slam champion was ranked 97th in the world entering this year’s Wimbledon as he clung on to 600 points, the tally he had held over from reaching the 2019 final at the grass Slam.

But now, having not played competitively since Wimbledon 2021, a 40-year-old Federer has no points to his name and hence, no ranking.

Federer registered his first ATP ranking, tied at 803rd in the world, aged 16 back on 22nd September 1997, just 10 weeks short of 25 years ago.

He has since accumulated 310 weeks at world number one over six stints between February 2004 and June 2018.

That 310 weeks was a men’s record until rival Novak Djokovic overtook the Swiss in March 2021.

Perhaps Federer’s most stunning ranking record though is his consecutive streak of 237 weeks in the top spot.

He attained that from when he first sat at number one on 2nd February 2004 until just after the Beijing Olympics on 18th August 2008.

Rafael Nadal then took Federer’s place after he had headed the ATP ladder for more than four years and six months successively.

The next best streak is held by Jimmy Connors at 160 weeks, more than a year and a half shorter than that of Federer.



Looking forward, Federer plans to court at the 2022 Laver Cup in London on 23rd September, before making a competitive comeback at the Swiss Indoors Basel, an event where he is a 10-time champion, in the last week of October.

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