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Tennis: Roger Federer will break out of the Top 100 for the first time this century; Delpo disappears

Roger Federer I’ll get out of ATP Top 100 due to inactivity due to a knee injury that has prevented him from playing since losing in the British tournament quarter-finals a year ago.

After losing against the Pole Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets at Wimbledon, Federer He has not stepped foot on a tennis court again to play officially, so this week he appeared in the number 96 in the world.

But the 600 points he got for reaching the 2019 final, which he lost to Novak Djokovicthe costar Breaking out of the Top 100 for the first time since September 1999.

On September 13 of that year, Federer he was just 18 years old, and appeared in the 104 of the world.

Roger’s rise to the Top 100

This week, Federer played in the Tashkent Open, in Ubekistan, and defeated the Frenchman in the first round Cedric Pioline 6-4 and 6-3, and in his next match he was defeated by the Dutch Peter Wessels.

But that triumph against the Frenchman, allowed him to appear in the 95 of the world on September 20, 1999, and the rest is history.

Federer climbing the ranks week by week to break into the Top 10 in October 2002, and hit the top spot in the world on February 2, 2004, a place he was for 310 weeks in his carrer, 237 consecutivelywhich is a record in men’s tennis.

Roger is who he is, but it’s clear he’s been gone a long time. Although you always have to expect something special from him. We all know how difficult it is after so much time and on top of injuries and at 40 years old. Let’s be realistic, but depending on what kind of players get surreal things.”

Rafael Nadal on Federer’s comeback

Return for the Laver Cup

The return of the Swiss is scheduled for the end of September in the Laver Cupan exhibition team tournament that has become a tradition, and will be played this year at the london o2 arena.

The tournament will be played from September 23 to 25, and Federer can share equipment with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz.

Afterwards, Federer returns home

After the tournament in London, Federer announce your participation in the Basel Openhomeland of the Swiss, from October 24 to 30, in what would be his first participation in an official tournament, and he would do so at the age of 41, which he will turn on August 8.

Del Potro officially leaves the ranking

After announcing his retirement as a professional tennis player, the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro I officially left the lists of the ATP.

The points gained at Queen’s in 2019, when he defeated the Canadian Denis Shapovalov disappeared, so Delpo He is no longer part of the Players Association.

of the foalwho became the 3 in the world in 2018 and who would be crowned in the US Open after defeating Federer in the 2009 final, he played only one match since retiring due to injury in Queen’s three years ago.

The one from Tandil, Argentina, played and lost in the first round of the Buenos Aires Open against his compatriot Federico Delboniswith whom he went on to win the Davis Cup for Argentina in 2016and right there he said goodbye to the courts.

Since then of the foal He has appeared as a television analyst in some tournaments, and has been very active on social networks.

This is the Top 10 in this week’s ATP rankings, and Federer’s 96:

  • 1. Daniil Medvedev – 8,160 points
  • 2. Alesander Zverev ALE 7,030
  • 3. Novak Djokovic SRB 6,770
  • 4. Rafael Nadal ESP6,525
  • 5. Casper Ruud NOR 5,050
  • 6. Stefanos Tsitsipas GRE 4,945
  • 7. Carlos Alcaraz ESP 4,893
  • 8 Andrey Rublev – 3,870
  • 9. Felix Auger-Aliasimus CAN 3,760
  • 10. Hubert Hurkacz POL 3,738
  • 96. Roger Federer SUI 600
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