Roger Federer officially exits the top-10

Kralingen

Legend
968 weeks in the top 10…

that’s more time than Carlos Alcaraz has been alive. that’s 18 f-ing years man. An entire childhood and adolescence spent in the top 10 of all professional tennis players alive. 5 or 6 different generations of players.

and for most of those he was top 5 as well.
 

Kralingen

Legend
That’s just insane. Novak and Rafa have to be getting somewhat close but Rafa probably needs another 3 good years to match it. Which would be in late 2024… after the Paris Olympics and a presidential election, for perspective.

I’ll even admit Covid rankings are a bit of a joke and he should really be somewhere near 900. He has bilked the ranking protections more than any player alive. That’s still 900 weeks.. look how hard FAA, Norrie, and Hurkacz are fighting for #10 today.

Plus even with a bad knee he still reached 4R and QF at Slams this year so clearly is still capable of high level stuff even in the worst physical state of his career. Crazy…
 

ghostofMecir

Hall of Fame
968 weeks in the top 10…

that’s more time than Carlos Alcaraz has been alive. that’s 18 f-ing years man. An entire childhood and adolescence spent in the top 10 of all professional tennis players alive. 5 or 6 different generations of players.

and for most of those he was top 5 as well.
Once in a lifetime talent. If not for injury, he’d likely be top 10 at 40 and 41, maybe even 42.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
968 weeks in the top 10…

that’s more time than Carlos Alcaraz has been alive. that’s 18 f-ing years man. An entire childhood and adolescence spent in the top 10 of all professional tennis players alive. 5 or 6 different generations of players.

and for most of those he was top 5 as well.
impressive and almost a third of that at #1
 
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Deleted member 771911

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I am sure Federer appreciates the kindly helping of further career inflation from his most helpful business partners.
 

clayqueen

Talk Tennis Guru
Rafael Nadal has passed another landmark in his career as he has reached 6,000 consecutive days inside the top 10 in the ATP rankings. Nadal, 35, holds the record for most weeks in a row in the top 10 on 836 weeks. When Nadal first broke into the top 10 in 2005, Novak Djokovic had only just made his Grand Slam debut.

 

clayqueen

Talk Tennis Guru
WeAreTennis didn't say they were consecutive weeks.
What do they mean by:
"It's a sad day for Roger Federer who officially leaves the Top 10, in which he has spent 968 weeks, a record."

They imply that this is the first time he has been out of the top 10 after 968 weeks. That means consecutive weeks.
 
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