Because of Wimbledon: Federer disappears from the world rankings – sports mix

The ATP’s decision not to award points for the grass Grand Slam in Wimbledon has an impact on tennis star Roger Federer.

After the outbreak of the Ukraine war, the organizers of the third Grand Slam tournament of the year decided to exclude players from Russia and Belarus from the tournament. This affects, for example, the co-favorites Daniil Medvedev and Andrei Rublev as well as Arina Sabalenka. On the tennis tour, players are allowed to start under a neutral flag, but not in Wimbledon.

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Therefore, the player organization ATP decided not to distribute any world ranking points for the classic on Church Road. At the same time, however, the points from the previous year fall out of the ATP ranking again.

Federer is out of the world rankings

And that’s exactly what could become a problem for old master Roger Federer. The Swiss is working on his comeback after a serious knee injury, but will not be able to compete in any more tournaments until Wimbledon. The Swiss will have completely disappeared from the version of the world rankings published on July 11th.

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The 20-time Grand Slam winner is currently still in 47th place in the ranking, has a round of 16 to defend in Paris, the tournament victory in Halle and a quarter-final on the “Holy Lawn”. But Federer will not return to the tennis circuit until autumn at the earliest. Serena Williams, who is currently 267th in the WTA ranking, faces the same fate.

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The tennis highlights here in the Sky Player:

The only way out for Federer would be a U-turn at ATP, such as the decision not to delete the world ranking points from 2021. However, if the player organization sticks to its decision, in July the name Federer will be missing from the ranking for the first time since 1997…

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