Dominic Thiem and Roger Federer Slip in Rankings as Shapovalov Enters Top 10 After Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 07/12/2021, 8:21 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer reacts during his quarter final match against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz REUTERS/Toby Melville


With the Wimbledon Championships completed, the ATP rankings now have a fresh look. While some players excelled at the grass-court Grand Slam, Roger Federer made an unfortunate quarterfinal exit.

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With the latest update to the ATP rankings, the Top 4 remain unchanged, while a familiar face broke back into the Top 10.

Roger Federer tethers on the edge of the Top 10 in new ATP Rankings

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Federer started at Wimbledon as the World No. 8. Although the Swiss star showed his class in the first few matches, he lost in stunning fashion to Polish upstart Hubert Hurkacz. While he remains doubtful for the Tokyo Olympics, Federer‘s sub-par Wimbledon performance saw him slip to #9 in the new ATP rankings.

After clinching the Australian Open and French Open titles earlier this year, Novak Djokovic completed step three of five towards a Golden Slam at Wimbledon. Despite losing the first set in yesterday’s final, the Serb came back to clinch a thrilling victory in four sets over first-time finalist Matteo Berrettini. Heading to the Tokyo Olympics, he strengthened his grip on his World No. 1 status.

Although Daniil Medvedev exited Wimbledon in the Round of 16, he kept his #2 ranking. Rafael Nadal, who missed Wimbledon and will skip the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, remains third.

Despite French Open finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas suffering a shock first-round defeat to Frances Tiafoe in Round 1 at Wimbledon, he remains 4th, just 120 ranking points behind Nadal. Alexander Zverev took #5 from Dominic Thiem after the latter skipped Wimbledon due to a wrist injury.

Russian Andrey Rublev remains #7 while Wimbledon runner-up Berrettini jumped Federer to become the new World No. 8.

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Denis Shapovalov returns to the Top 10 in the ATP Rankings

Shapovalov, seeded #10 at Wimbledon, had an excellent run to the semifinals at Wimbledon. Although he lost to Djokovic in the semifinal, the Canadian jumped two places to #10 in the ATP Rankings.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 9, 2021 Canada’s Denis Shapovalov reacts during his semi final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Paul Childs

The Canadian replaced Roberto Bautista Agut in the Top 10 after he defeated him in the Round of 16 at Wimbledon. In fact, the Spaniard suffered the worst fate among the former Top 10 players, slipping four places to #14.

Outside the Top 10, Hurkacz gained a massive seven-place jump to take #11 in the rankings. In addition, Wimbledon quarterfinalist Felix Auger-Aliassime gained four places to become the new World No. 15.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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