Roger Federer will drop out of the top-40 of the ATP ranking for the first time since 2000. The Swiss Maestro, who hasn’t played since Wimbledon 2021, had just moved up to 26th position, although he is not expected to return to competition until early summer, probably either from Wimbledon or after the Championships.
The exit from the top-40 of the men’s ranking is expected after the Miami Open 2022. Rogero has spent nearly 22 years in the top-40, an incredible record that he is now about to finish. On 9 May 2022 another 90 points will be removed from Madrid, on 13 June 2022 180 points from the Roland Garros, on 20 June 2022 250 points from Halle and then the 600 points from Wimbledon, on 11 July 2022, when Federer will be without points for his come back to competition.
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The last two seasons have not been good for Roger Federer. The former world number 1 stepped onto the court with a dropper, having had to deal with a serious right knee injury.
Suffice it to say that the Swiss Maestro played just 13 official matches in 2021, collecting nine wins and four losses. A far too meager budget for a legend of his caliber, only partially mitigated by the quarterfinals achieved at Wimbledon.
A few weeks after the Championships, the King announced that he had suffered a knee relapse and had to operate for the third time. The 20-time Grand Slam champion hopes to return to the tour in late summer or early autumn, perhaps for the Laver Cup, which will take place at London’s O2 Arena in late September.
The 40-year-old from Basel was overtaken by Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam standings, while Novak Djokovic stole his record for weeks at the top of the ATP rankings. After losing to Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon, the Swiss Maestro was forced to stop again and decided to undergo a new knee operation.
The Swiss champion’s goal was to compete already in the first part of 2022, but things did not go that way. The hope of all tennis fans is to see Federer back on the court at Wimbledon 2022, but only time will give him the answers.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion is on a long journey of rehabilitation and posted a very encouraging video on his Instagram account. Federer has in fact shared some splendid images; images that portray him on an indoor tennis court intent on hitting the ball with his forehand.