Novak Djokovic overcame the challenge of a brilliant Nick Kyrgios to win his seventh Wimbledon title on Sunday. Djokovic returned from a set to win the final 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) in London. However, the 35-year-old Serbian fell four places from No. 3 to No. 7 in this week’s ATP rankings. This is because the ATP has decided not to give any ranking points for Wimbledon this year after the All England Club banned players from Russia and Belarus. Russia’s Daniel Medvedev, who was suspended from Wimbledon, has retained his top rank.
Medvedev is followed by Alexander Zverev and Rafael Nadal.
Interestingly, this is the first time in 25 years that Roger Federer has not found a place in the ATP rankings.
Because the rankings only take into account the points scored in the last 52 weeks, Federer did not receive any points as his last match was at Wimbledon last year.
Djokovic, meanwhile, expressed skepticism about attending the US Open because he could not go there without being vaccinated.
“I can’t go to the United States at the moment, I’m hoping for positive news, but not much time, I don’t know, the springs of hope are eternal,” Djokovic told a news conference in Belgrade.
“I want to play in the US Open, but if that doesn’t happen, it’s not the end of the world, nor is it the first Grand Slam I have to give up,” he said.
With his Wimbledon victory, Djokovic now has 21 Grand Slam titles, ahead of Roger Federer’s 20.
Among men, he is second only to Rafael Nadal, who has won 22 Grand Slam titles.
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