Roger Federer is spending his 859th week in the top-5, 18 years after cracking the elite group for the first time! The Swiss will return to the court at the next week’s ATP 250 event in Doha as world no. 6, losing one position to Stefanos Tsitsipas, who will enter the top-5 again on Monday.
Tsitsipas earned a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 triumph over Karen Khachanov in the Rotterdam quarter-final in two hours and 42 minutes and grabbed enough points to send Roger out from the top-5 for the first time since March 2019.
Tsitsipas trailed 3-1 in the decider before erasing the deficit and settling into a nice rhythm that secured a late break for him and the semi-final spot.
The Greek has been ranked 6th since November and will now pass Roger on Monday and compete in Marseille as the top-5 player.
Federer hasn’t played since the last year’s Australian Open and has stayed ranked so high due to new ATP ranking rules following the coronavirus outbreak.