Google Down the Line!: Post-Wimbledon rankings update: Federer falls to No. 3, Venus to No. 4 after early exits

Monday, July 5, 2010

Post-Wimbledon rankings update: Federer falls to No. 3, Venus to No. 4 after early exits

Wimbledon winners Serena Williams, working a gold, sparkly Burberry number, and Rafael Nadal gave full-on glam while showing off their new hardware at the annual Champions' Ball held at the Intercontinental Park Lane Hotel in London last night.

While the World. No. 1's still maintain large point leads in the rankings and are solidly in the top spot, there were some other notable moves today.

Of course the most discussed change in the rankings is Roger Federer's slip outside of the Top 2 for the first time since 2003 to land at No. 3 right behind Novak Djokovic after his quarterfinal loss to Tomas Berdych. The Czech baller, who reached his first ever Grand Slam final, is now at a career-high No. 8.

Robin Soderling makes his debut in the Top 5 on the heels of his quarterfinal appearance at the All England Club, while Andy Roddick fell two spots to land at No. 9 after his fourth round loss to Yen-Hsun Lu. The Taiwanese baller made the biggest gain this week skyrocketing 40 spots to land at No. 42.

And what about John Isner, who played and won the longest match in tennis history? He moved one whole spot to No. 18. I'm pretty sure it was still worth it, though.

See the full ATP World Tour singles rankings here.

On the WTA side of things, Venus Williams has fallen two spots to land at No. 4 behind No. 2 Jelena Jankovic and No. 3 Caroline Wozniacki after getting stunned by Tsvetana Pironkova in the quarterfinals. The Bulgarian made a huge leap from No. 82 to land at No. 35 after reaching her first major semifinal. Her conqueror, finalist Vera Zvonareva, re-entered the Top 10 and now sits at No. 9 right in front of Li Na who moved up two spots to No. 10. And, first-time semifinalist Petra Kvitova jumped 33 spots to the 29th spot this week.

The complete WTA tour singles rankings can be found here.

[Photo(s): Getty Images]

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  1. I find it funny that of the top 10 women, only Serena, Zvonareva and Li Na made any impact at Wimbledon. I guess you could also put Clijsters there but really, most of them didn't even make it into the second week!

    Women's tennis is back to being a joke.

  2. I wonder who's going to step up and challenge ReRe on a regular basis? It's pretty amazing to think that at her age (28 going on 29) she doesn't have an actual rival. She could dominate into her 30's for reals.

    If you think of all the legends of the game, active and non-active, they all had someone in their face by this age who could defeat them on the biggest stages. You don't see anyone having that belief against ReRe, with the exception of clay, and it's looking like Rafa is heading in that direction as well though he's tough on all surfaces.

  3. Well a teeny bit of good news for Delpo. He actually moved UP a spot in the rankings!

  4. "at the annual Champions' Ball held at the Intercontinental Park Lane Hotel"

    Swear to God I read, "Intercourse Park Lane Hotel"!! ;)

    How far do you think Federer is going to fall this year? It's not impossible for him to drop out of the top ten. It SEEMS impossible to even make that statement.

  5. lovelyrita782: YES!

    natch: of course you did - wouldn't expect anything less from my natch.

    About Fed - he has tons of points to defend over the summer but not much in the fall...

    quarterfinalist in Canada
    winner in Cincinnati
    finalist at U.S. Open

    finalist in Basel
    second round at Paris Indoors
    semifinalist at ATP WTF

    I'm not a numbers person by any means but it seems he could come perilously close to falling from the Top 10 though I don't think he will. He still has a pretty decent lead over Muzz, who's right behind him, in points.

    I just tried to do the numbers (again, NOT an expert) and even if he didn't defend any points for the rest of the year he looks okay to still be in the Top 10.

    I think if there's any chance it might come early next year. If he struggles the rest of 2010 and goes into his defense of Oz in shaky form, he could be facing that prospect.

    But yes, the idea of Fed out of the Top 10 is kinda crazy, no?

    Does anyone else want to take a crack at the numbers here and give their thoughts on Fed falling from the Top 10?

  6. Nice post. It's great seeing the ranking changes after the Grand Slams. There are so many big movers!

    Federer dropping to number three is huge. I wonder if he'll keep descending -- it's very likely.


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