Worrying News for Roger Federer Ahead of Australian Open 2021 As He Further Slips in ATP Rankings

Published 10/25/2021, 1:45 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Roger Federer of Switzerland towels off during his men’s Singles Quarter Final match against Hubert Hurkacz of Poland on Day Nine of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


It’s been a while since Roger Federer last stepped on a tennis court. Ever since he lost in the Wimbledon Championships, he has been missing in action due to a knee injury. He announced later that he would be requiring another knee surgery that would keep him out for a considerable amount of time. 

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Since Roger Federer has missed quite a bit of tennis lately, it has had a negative effect on his rankings. Last week, the Swiss ace slipped further below to the 11th spot. However, starting this week, he has gone down further to the 15th spot. Being out of the top-10 is unfamiliar territory for the Swiss Maestro but, unfortunately, regular injuries have led to this downfall. 

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Roger Federer was in a similar position in 2017 

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Federer faced a similar situation in 2017 when he was the 17th seed at the Australian Open. The Swiss ace ended up winning the tournament. However, this year things are different, as the Swiss ace suggested that he would be out of action for many weeks. 

If he plays the Australian Open next season, he will probably have slipped down further in the rankings and there is a possibility of him going in the twenties. In that case, he will be facing some tricky opponents in the initial rounds. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Roger Federer of Switzerland attends a press conference in the Main Interview Room court after losing his men’s Singles Quarter Final match against Hubert Hurkacz of Poland on Day Nine of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by AELTC/Joe Toth – Pool/Getty Images)

However, he could be missing the Australian Open next year. His presence on the Tour is one of the greatest things given his popularity no matter the tournament or opponent. Therefore, whenever the maestro steps on the court, he will be cheered thoroughly. It will be interesting to see what his next move will be. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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