Roger Federer is currently off tour owing to his knee injury. The 39-year-old has not played since he lost in the semifinal of the Australian Open at the start of the year.
RF underwent his knee surgery in February and May and has been on rest since then. However, it is not the end of his career as he has started his training and aims to be back for the Australian open next year!
Even though Federer has missed so many tournaments this year, including the US and the French Open, he has only dropped to the fourth rank. And that is how you know you are talking about a legend. The Swiss currently stands at the 4th position with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem ahead of him.
Will Djokovic Surpass The Federer ‘s record?
The G.O.A.T is casting his spell even when he’s not playing! Federer, who already has several records under his name, has broken yet another record in the history of tennis. On Monday, he became the first player to have been in the top 20 in the world for 1000 weeks.
At the second-placed, we have Andre Agassi with 868 weeks which is far behind him. Nadal, who is at 792 weeks and Djokovic at 706, can’t hold a candle to him either.
Another record that the Swiss holds currently, might be broken soon. Federer has been the number one in tennis for 310 consecutive weeks. The Serb, Djokovic might surpass him as he is presently at 293 weeks.
Roger’s record of the most significant number of grand slam titles has also now been equalised by Nadal, who won his 20th slam title at the French Open this year!