Roger Federer’s surprise loss to Borna Coric in the Halle Open Final saw him lose the top spot in the international tennis rankings released by the ATP Ranking on Monday. Borna Coric ended Roger Federer’s 20-match winning streak on grass in a result that shocked the tennis world. He beat him 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-2 in the Halle Open final to not only end Federer’s winning streak but also brought to a halt the Swiss maestro’s reign as world number one. The result saw Spanish Rafael Nadal move to the top.
Nadal who had slipped down to number two despite his 11th French Open success took the top spot yesterday. Federer who had recently won the Stuttgart Cup to bag the number one ranking for the sixth time in his career was enjoying a record 310th week at the top of the summit before he had to suffer disappointment in Halle. His loss cost him not only a 99th career title but his pole position as Nadal moved ahead of him by 50 points. Federer sits on 8720 points while Nadal has 8770. The win for Coric lifted him 13 places to a career-high 21st. Zverev completed the top three with 5755 points.
Queen’s Club champion Marin Cilic moved from sixth to fifth after his win over Novak Djokovic. Djokovic who has endured a disappointing season meanwhile saw himself move back into the top 20.
1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 8770 pts (+1)
2. Roger Federer (SUI) 8720 (-1)
3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5755
4. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 5080
5. Marin Cilic (CRO) 5060 (+1)
6. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 4780 (-1)
7. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3835
8. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 3635
9. David Goffin (BEL) 3110
10. John Isner (USA) 3070
11. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2435
12. Pablo Carreno (ESP) 2145
13. Sam Querrey (USA) 2130
14. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2120 (+2)
15. Jack Sock (USA) 2110 (-1)
16. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2030 (-1)