DISASTER! Roger Federer Earns 180 Points in Grand Slams, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem Earn 0 Points

Published 10/12/2021, 4:37 AM EDT
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 19: Rafael Nadal of Team Europe speaks with teammate Roger Federer during a practice session ahead of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 19, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)


While Novak Djokovic has enjoyed tremendous success on tour this season, it hasn’t been a great year for Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer. Even though Rafa somehow won a Masters 1000 tournament this year, the Swiss Maestro failed to get his hands on any title in 2021.

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It is because of this reason that Novak Djokovic, with 20 majors, has now tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam tally.

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Rafael Nadal’s poor showing at Grand Slams

If one does an analysis of the points earned by both Nadal and Federer this year, they’ll come across some shocking figures. Interestingly, Rafa failed to earn any ATP points from Slams this year, and his only points came from his victories at the other ATP tournaments.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 11, 2021. Spain’s Rafael Nadal during his semi final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Since Nadal failed to win Grand Slam titles – could not defend his French Open title, and didn’t take part in Wimbledon or US Open 2021) – he didn’t win any ATP points from the four Grand Slams.

Thus, all his 1,545 points that he accomplished this year have come from ATP tournaments like the Barcelona Open 2021, Italian Open 2021, and others. Similarly, US Open 2020 champion, Dominic Thiem, also failed to bag any points from the Grand Slams this year.

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Roger Federer too failed to accumulate points at the majors

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Just like his friend, Rafa, Federer didn’t earn many points at Grand Slams either. He only won 180 points at Grand Slams and accumulated just 45 at the ATP tournaments.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021. Switzerland’s Roger Federer wipes his face during his quarter final match against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz REUTERS/Toby Melville

As a result of this, the Swiss Maestro is now out of the list of the top-10 ATP players. It is quite shocking since it is for the first time since January 2017, that the 20-time Grand Slam champion is out of the top-10 ATP rankings.

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Both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have ended their 2021 season with immediate effect. Will they be able to make an incredible comeback on the court at the Australian Open 2022?

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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