Roger Federer sinks to lowest ATP ranking since 2000
Roger Federer is now 44th in the ATP rankings, his lowest ranking since 12th June 2000.
He dropped 18 places from 26th in the world as his 500 rankings points from winning the 2019 Miami Open dropped from his tally.
The Swiss was just 18 years old when he last placed lower than he is following the latest ATP rankings update.
To put that into perspective, world number 12 Jannik Sinner and newly-crowned Miami Masters champion Carlos Alcaraz were not yet born when Federer was ranked 54th in the world on 5th June 2000.
At that point Federer did not have a single one of his now 103 career ATP titles to his name, the first of those coming in February 2001 when the Swiss was aged 19 and ranked 27th.
The tumble for Federer comes on the same week that his rival and fellow GOAT contender Novak Djokovic enjoys a record-extending 364th week at world number one.
The Serb leads Federer in the men’s all-time number one tally by over a year now, the 40-year-old sitting on 310 weeks total in the position.
Meanwhile, Federer recently posted an update to his Instagram showing fans a glimpse of a practice session as he continues his push to return to the tour.
While the 20-time Slam champion doubts he will be back on court in time for this year’s Wimbledon, fans hope he will at least be fit for his target of the Laver Cup, taking place in London this September.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) February 3, 2022
The next points drop for Federer will come in five weeks on 9th May as his 90 points from reaching the quarter-finals of the 2019 Madrid Masters will fall away.
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