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Tennis Rankings: Roger Federer drops out of top 10 for first time in 4 years

Tennis great Roger Federer has dropped out fo the top 10 in men’s singles rankings for the first time since January 2017. The 20-time Grand Slam champion slipped from the 9th to the 11th spot in the charts updated by ATP on Monday after the Indian Wells Masters 1000 final

Roger Federer has not played on the men’s singles circuit since his quarter-final exit at Wimbledon 2021. He pulled out of Tokyo Olympics and the US Open following which he underwent a third surgery on his troublesome right knee.

Federer had undergone surgeries on his knee in 2020 as well. Federer missed most part of the 2020 season as he did not play a major after exiting the Australian Open in the semi-final stage. In fact, the Swiss great’s last Grand Slam title came in 2018 when he won the Australian Open.

Federer said during his public appearance at the Laver Cup last month that he is no hurry to return to the circuit but insisted he is recovering well from the surgery.

Novak Djokovic, who lost the US Open final and an opportunity to complete a Calendar Slam, continues to retain the top spot in the men’s singles rankings while US Open champion Daniil Medvedev is at the 2nd spot

20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, who skipped the US Open, has moved to the 5th spot while Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev complete the top 5.

Hubert Hurkacz on Monday became the second man from Poland to break into the top 10 of the men’s singles rankings. The Polish star, who won the Miami Open this year, is the first man from his country to accomplish the feat since Wojtek Fibak, who climbed to a career-high World No. 10 on 25 July 1977. Hurkacz began the season at World No. 34.

Meanwhile, Cameron Norrie, who scripted history by winning the Indian Wells tittlen Sunday, jumped to a career-high 15th spot in the men’s singles rankings

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