Many have fouled over the course of several weeks, and we get them. Unlike every classic week on the rink, those entering Wimbledon won’t be able to make a breakthrough in the world hierarchy and thus see their lives changed thanks to a success like Aslan Karatsev in Australia in 2021. More serious for some: They won’t be able to defend the points they earned at All England Club’s field last year or possibly quit from the 2019 edition – thanks to the classification freeze due to Covid, some still have half. them. Focus on these losers for the next two weeks.
Djokovic at 4-year low
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ONE DAY BEFORE
On July 11, the day after Wimbledon, whether he retains his title or not, Novak Djokovic will find himself world number 7, as he is saved by 2000 points (4770 instead of the current 6770). The record for the number of weeks on the throne (373), is currently in 3rd place, four places behind Rafael Nadal, Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Carlos Alcaraz. It is not trivial for the Serb to drop out of the top five as it hasn’t happened to him in almost four years at the end of August 2018 (week 27 of August).
Looking at the current Race hierarchy (since Jan 1) it doesn’t seem all that unreasonable to see him rank so badly: he’s currently 9th there, mainly due to a nearly empty first-quarter competition (no inoculation). Still: If Djokovic won Wimbledon for the 7th time in his career, he would normally have returned to the podium in the same Racing division. Add to that the uncertainty about being allowed to play at the US Open without the vaccine, and the Turin Masters could go for the Serbian.
Hurkacz and Berrettini will see the Top 10 go away
Hubert Hurkacz and Matteo Berrettini, who were semi-finalists and finalists in the All England Club last year, capped the damage by winning respectively at the ATP 500 last week. But the Polish (10th) will not be part of the top 10 in two and a half weeks, no matter what, like the Italian (11th). So they will be 12th and 15th, less bad for Berrettini, who could have left the Top 20 had he not gotten the stunt for this Stuttgart-Queen. If they want to be in Turin by the end of the year, they’ll have to whip the Americans hard inside in August and fall.
Shapovalov will bid farewell to the top 20
Denis Shapovalov, who made his first-ever Grand Slam semi-finalist at Wimbledon last year, will be disappointed. Unlike Berrettini and Hurkacz, the Canadian (currently 16th) completely missed his preparations on the turf. He has 6 losses and will not be in the Top 20 the day after the British Major, a first for him since November 3, 2019, two and a half years ago.
Roberto Bautista Agut (20th), for his part, will forgo his remaining points from the half of the 2019 season (360) and retain his place in case there is a championship or final in Mallorca this week. Taking advantage of these Canadian and Spanish slides, Grigor Dimitrov and Gaël Monfils have a good chance to return to the top 20 players in the world without scoring a single point.
Federer will be removed from the standings
This is a special case that has nothing to do with the lack of points in the All England Club. Roger Federer, still in rehabilitation after his third right knee surgery last summer, plans to return to tennis at the Laver Cup in September and then in Basel in October. Even in a classic configuration, the Swiss could not maintain the remaining points of the 2019 (600) final.
However, it is precisely the capital that has remained to him and still allows him to appear in the Top 100 (96th). Therefore, it will completely disappear from the ATP ranking. When he was only 16 years old, the end of an era he has been in since September 22, 1997…
Projected Top 20 of 11/07 (excluding Mallorca and Eastbourne results)
|9.||Felix Auger – Aliassime||3445|
|18.||Pablo Carreno Busta’s photo.||1926|
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