The Swiss legend, Roger Federer, has arrived in Madrid for the Spanish Masters event after a three-year-long intermission from the clay surface. Upon his arrival, Federer experiences an amelioration in his ranking.
The 22-year-old German, Alexander Zverev lost 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 Christian Garin in Munich. The defending champion at BMW Open, Zverev drops to World Number four after his loss in Germany.
Consequently, his defeat moves the 20-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer to World Number three spot and he is ranked behind his longtime rivals, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal taking the first and the second echelon on the ATP roster.
With this loss, Sascha loses 205 ranking points and remains title-less in the tennis season 2019 and has failed to collect an ATP title after his ATP Finals victory in London last year.
Roger Federer began his year as the World Number three tennis player. After he was halted by the Greek god of tennis, Stefanos Tsitsipas at Australian Open 2019 pre-quarters, his ranking dropped to World Number six on the ATP ladder.
Thereafter, in the midst of entering the ATP century club, with victories in Dubai and Miami and playing the finals in Indian Wells, Roger Federer kept oscillating between the fourth and the seventh rank on the men’s column of tennis.
When he returned to tennis in 2017, after a six-month-long hiatus from the ATP circuit, Roger Federer was ranked 16th in the world, but however, he within a month, by uplifting his 18th Grand Slam title in Melbourne he broke back into the top ten rankings and since then he dwelled inside the first ten spots on the ATP record.
He is one of the two ATP men this year to collect multiple ATP titles and the other one being NextGen clay courter, Dominic Thiem who last week ascended in Barcelona to pull off his second title of the year.