|Posted on July 5, 2010 at 4:59 PM|
Tomas Berdych is back in the top ten, at a career-high No 8, in the new rankings published this morning. His next aim is to break into the top five, and, having beaten both world No 2 Roger Federer and No 3 Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, he fancies his chances.
ATP Ranking AS of Monday, July 5, 2010
Federer Falls To No. 3 In ATP Rankings, Lowest Since 2003
Wimbledon, England, United Kingdom (AHN) - Swiss master Roger Federer, who was sent packing in the quarters of the 2010 Wimbledon, dropped to No 3 in the ATP Rankings.
It marked the first time since November of 2003 that Federer has been that low in the ranks.
The former long-time No. 1 and six-time champion Federer was stunned in the quarters at the All-England Club by runner-up Tomas Berdych, who vaulted from 13th to a career-high No. 8 in the rankings after reaching his first Grand Slam final.
The Swiss champion was 6-1 in seven straight Wimbledon finals appearances before being ousted in the round of eight last week courtesy of Berdych, who also dropped current world No. 2 Novak Djokovic in the semis.
Federer, who has now lost in the quarterfinals in his last two majors, was overtaken on June 7 after Rafael Nadal captured his fifth title at Roland Garros.
The iconic Swiss was one week shy of matching Pete Sampras’ career record of 286 total weeks at No. 1.
Federer now trails No. 1 Nadal and new No. 2 Djokovic.
The other notable movement in the men’s top-10 rankings was the dropping of Andy Roddick from No. 7 to No 9 following a fourth round shocker at the Wimbledon.
The former world No. 1 Roddick, a three-time runner-up to Federer at the All-England Club, was upset by unheralded Taiwanese Yen-Hsun Lu, ranked No. 82, in five sets.
As a result, Yen-Hsun catapulted 40 places to No. 42 in the rankings.
At No. 4 is Andy Murray followed by Robin Soderling and Nikolay Davydenko at sixth place.
Juan Martin Del Potro takes No. 7 followed by Berdych, Roddick and Fernando Verdasco at No. 8-10.