Nick Kyrgios, Grigor Dimitrov, and Others Leave Out Roger Federer From Top 10 Players in 2021

Published 03/22/2021, 6:30 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 20: Roger Federer of Switzerland in action during his Men’s Singles first round match against Steve Johnson of the United States on day one of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. ((Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)


The 2021 tennis season has been an amazing one so far with many players displaying their extraordinary skills. This has led to some making predictions about who would be the best players this year. However, surprisingly, one name was left off this list – Roger Federer. Check it out.

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MASON, OHIO – AUGUST 15: Roger Federer of Switzerland looks on during his match with Andrey Rublev of Russia during Day 6 of the Western and Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 15, 2019 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Roger Federer Left Out of Top 10 Predictions

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In a recent video by the ATP, many players like Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov were asked about the Top 10 rankings at the end of the year. Here were their picks for each ranking –

10. Taylor Fritz or Jannik Sinner

9. Diego Schwartzman or Felix Auger-Aliassimme

8.  Matteo Berrettini or Denis Shapovalov

7. Andrey Rublev

6. Stefanos Tsitsipas

5. Alexander Zverev

4. Daniil Medvedev

3. Dominic Thiem

2. Rafael Nadal

1.Novak Djokovic

As you can see, Roger Federer is not seen in this list which is very surprising. The Swiss Maestro is still in the Top 10 even though he is 39 years old so why has he been left out? Well, the answer could be his recent injuries.

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Tennis – ATP 250 – Qatar Open – The Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha, Qatar – March 10, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer wearing a mask as he walks out before his first round match against Great Britain’s Dan Evans Tennis Federation/Samer Al-Rejjal/Handout via REUTERS

Over the last year, Federer underwent 2 knee surgeries. He did manage to recover and make a comeback at the Qatar Open but his performance was far from his best. This, along with his age, is probably the reason why many feel that he will fall out of the top 10 this year. However, one can never count him out.

Throughout his career, the Swiss Maestro has surprised everybody. Nobody expected him to hold so many records and to still be active on the Tour at his age. He proved everybody wrong and he can surely do it again.

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