Tennis: Injured Federer slides further down rankings

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Oct 26 2021 09:20 AM | Updated as of Oct 26 2021 11:02 AM

A handout picture obtained from the Qatar Tennis Federation on March 10, 2021, shows Roger Federer, who is making his long-awaited return to the court, greeting the crownd during his round of 16 match with Britain's Dan Evans at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in the Qatari capital Doha. File photo. Samer Al-Rejjal, Qatar Tennis Federation/AFP.
A handout picture obtained from the Qatar Tennis Federation on March 10, 2021, shows Roger Federer, who is making his long-awaited return to the court, greeting the crownd during his round of 16 match with Britain's Dan Evans at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in the Qatari capital Doha. File photo. Samer Al-Rejjal, Qatar Tennis Federation/AFP.

PARIS, France -- Former men's tennis world number one Roger Federer dropped a further four places in the latest ATP rankings on Monday to 15th having exited the top 10 last week.

The 40-year-old Swiss is side-lined with a right knee injury and has not played since a humiliating straight sets quarter-final defeat at the hands of Poland's Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon on July 7.

Whilst Federer falls there is a career high ranking of 11 for Italy's Jannik Sinner, who rises two spots on the back of his success in Antwerp on Sunday which was his fourth title of the season.

Indian Wells champion Cameron Norrie also reaches a career best ranking, the Briton moving up another two places to 14.

Novak Djokovic tops the rankings well clear of Russia's Daniil Medvedev.

Rankings:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11430 pts

2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 9630

3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 7930

4. Alexander Zverev (GER) 6680

5. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 5635

6. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 5560

7. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 4688

8. Casper Ruud (NOR) 3615 (+1)

9. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3405 (-1)

10. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3378

11. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 3260 (+2)

12. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3196

13. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 2903 (+2)

14. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 2895 (+2)

15. Roger Federer (SUI) 2785 (-4)

16. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2693 (-2)

17. Christian Garin (CHI) 2510

18. Pablo Carreño (ESP) 2400

19. Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 2392 (+3)

20. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2225

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