Two of the world’s active tennis legends, Roger Federer and Serena Williams, dropped out of the ATP and WTA rankings on Monday, having lost all of their points on the men’s and women’s circuits, respectively.
Federer, absent from the courts with a knee injury since the 2021 edition of Wimbledon, where he reached the quarterfinals, first entered the ATP rankings in 1997.
In the same season, Serena debuted in the WTA ranking, 40 years old and with 23 Grand Slam titles, who returned to individual activity in the 2022 edition of the Cathedral -defeated in the first round by the French Harmony Tan-, just one year after having played his last official match in the same London tournament.
The Swiss will still have to wait to compete again. He reappeared at the All England Club on July 3, for the Wimbledon Center Court centenary ceremony, where he admitted he never thought “it would take so long to get back on tour” because of his knee problem.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion is due to reappear in September at the Laver Cup and said he wants to return to Wimbledon “at least one more time.”
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