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Roger Federer ousted from No. 3 spot

After several years of gracing the Top 3 spots of the ATP rankings, Roger Federer is no longer among the top three after staying on top for eight straight years.roger federer

The player responsible for ousting Federer is British tennis player, Andy Murray. During the release of the new rankings on Monday, Murray had jumped from the fourth spot to take Federer’s previously occupied No. 3 spot. Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic is still at the No. 1 spot while Spain’s Rafael Nadal takes No. 2.

Murray was able to clinch the No. 3 spot after he won three consecutive titles at Bangkok, Tokyo, and Shanghai. He has also won 25 of the 26 games he has participated in since the middle of August. On the other hand, Roger Federer has not participated in a single ATP event since the US Open where he was defeated by Novak Djokovic. He is now out of the top 3 for the first time in his career since July 2003.

During the said release of ranks, another milestone in tennis history was made as Kei Nishikori became the highest-ranked Japanese tennis player participating in the Open era. Nishikori was able to climb 17 spots up to clinch the No. 30 spot after having a productive play at Shanghai.

Aside from Murray’s ascent, Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish were also able to rise up the ranks within the Top 15.

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  • Profile image 46x46 Idris - about 6 years ago

    there was another line by Roger that went: "rafa is my geretast CHALLENGER".......uhhh---it's more like Roger is ONE of Rafa's challengers.....since it's roger that stands at 6-12 since 200FIVE.....2-5 in MAJORS FINALS...and if you get generous and SUBTRACT 2 of RAFA's FO Finals's STILL 2-3 rafa in Major's finalsbut if you are REALLY "fair" and SUBTRACT ALSO one of Roger's wimbledon finals (you pick between 2006 or 2007) it's down to 1-3 rafa on ALL Majors ...WHO'S THE BETTER PLAYER in Majors between rafa and roger? on ALL surfaces.


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