Roger Federer replaced by Henri Laaksonen as Swiss number 1

Roger Federer is now 96th in the world tennis rankings. The 40-year-old Swiss soon dropped out of the ranking altogether.

Roger Federer is replaced by Henri Laaksonen (left) as Switzerland’s number 1. – Keystone


the essentials in brief

  • Henri Laaksonen is ranked 95th, the best ranked Swiss tennis player in the world.
  • He replaces Roger Federer, who will soon drop out of the ranking altogether.

Roger Federer is no longer the best-ranked Swiss player in the ATP world rankings published on Monday. The 20-time Grand Slam winner dropped to 96th place, just behind Henri Laaksonen.

Henri Laaksonen
Henri Laaksonen replaces Roger Federer as the top-ranked Swiss tennis player. – Keystone

Federer’s 250 points from the ATP grass tournament in Halle were removed from the ranking. Most recently, the almost 40-year-old Basel bidder did not appear as Swiss number 1 in the ATP ranking in July 2017. At that time he was classified behind Stan Wawrinka. The Romand is currently in 265th place.

The Maestro soon falls out of the ranking altogether

On July 11, Federer will disappear completely from the ATP ranking after almost 25 years. Then the 600 points from his final entry in Wimbledon in 2019 will also be deleted. These are still counted due to the Corona exception rule.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer continues to work on his comeback. – Keystone

The Maestro was listed in the ATP ranking for the first time in September 1997 – as number 803 in the world. On February 2, 2004, he led the world rankings for the first time. After that, he was enthroned at the top of the ATP ranking for a total of 310 weeks.

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The 40-year-old fought his last serious fight almost a year ago when he failed in Wimbledon in the quarter-finals against Hubert Hurkacz. He then had a third operation on his right knee. The 20-time Grand Slam winner is planning his comeback at his home tournament in Basel next October.

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