Several of them have cried foul for several weeks and we understand them. Unlike every classic week on the circuit, it will not be possible for those entered at Wimbledon to make a breakthrough in the world hierarchy and thus see their life change thanks to an exploit like an Aslan Karatsev in Australia in 2021. More serious for some: they will not be able to defend their points acquired on the lawn of the All England Club last year, nor those which they possibly had left from the 2019 edition – thanks to the freezing of the classification because of the Covid, some still have half of them . Spotlight on these losers of the next fortnight.
Djokovic at the lowest for almost 4 years
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The day after Wimbledon, on July 11, whether or not he has retained his title, Novak Djokovic will find himself world number 7 since he will be relieved of 2000 points (4770 instead of the current 6770). The record holder for the number of weeks on the throne (373), currently 3rd, will therefore slip four ranks behind Rafael Nadal, Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Carlos Alcaraz. Leaving the first five places is not trivial for the Serb since it has not happened to him for almost four years, at the end of August 2018 (6th the week of August 27).
Seeing him so poorly ranked does not seem so illogical when we dwell on the current Race hierarchy (since January 1): he is currently in 9th position there, in particular because of an almost blank first quarter. competition (non-vaccination). Nevertheless: if Djokovic were to win for the 7th time in his Wimbledon career, he would return to the podium of this same Race classification under normal conditions. Add to that the uncertainty over his clearance to play the US Open as an unvaccinated and the Turin Masters could go away for the Serb.
“Djokovic will be under enormous pressure in London, but he remains the best on grass”
Hurkacz and Berrettini will see the Top 10 move away
By winning respectively in the ATP 500 last week, Hubert Hurkacz and Matteo Berrettini, semi-finalist and finalist at the All England Club last year, have already limited the damage. But the Pole (10th) like the Italian (11th) will, whatever happens, not be part of the 10 best in two and a half weeks. They will thus be 12th and 15th, a lesser evil for Berrettini who could have left the Top 20 if he had not achieved this Stuttgart-Queen’s double. If they want to be in Turin at the end of the year, they will also have to whip the American hard in August and in the fall indoors.
Shapovalov will say goodbye to the top 20
Semi-finalist in Grand Slam for the first time in his career at Wimbledon last year, Denis Shapovalov will become disillusioned. Unlike Berrettini and Hurkacz, the Canadian (currently 16th) completely missed his preparation on grass. He remains on 6 defeats and will no longer 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.
Denis Shapovalov at Queen’s in 2022
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Roberto Bautista Agut (20th) will give up, for his part, what remains of his points from his half of the 2019 edition (360) and will only keep his place in the event of a title or final in Mallorca this week. Grigor Dimitrov and Gaël Monfils have a good chance of taking advantage of these slides from the Canadian and the Spaniard to make their return among the 20 best players in the world, without scoring a single point on their side.
Federer will disappear from the rankings
This is a special case that is unrelated to the lack of points at the All England Club. Still in the rehabilitation phase after his third right knee operation last summer, Roger Federer plans to return to tennis in September during the Laver Cup, then in Basel in October. Even in a classic configuration, the Swiss would not have been able to defend the rest of the points of his final in 2019 (600).
However, it is exactly the capital that remains to him and allows him to still appear in the Top 100 (96th). It will therefore completely disappear from the ATP rankings. The end of an era since he had been part of it since September 22, 1997, when he was only 16 years old…
Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2021
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The projected Top 20 of 11/07 (without Mallorca and Eastbourne results)
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