Despite having not reached a Grand Slam final in the last 52 weeks, Roger Federer is position to reclaim the No. 1 ranking at Wimbledon starting next week.
After removing 2011 Wimbledon points, six-time winner Federer trails current No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic by 1,205 points. Rafael Nadal, twice a Wimbledon winner, is third 1,420 points behind Djokovic.
With 1,200 points going to the runner-up and 2,000 to the ultimate winner, Djokovic will seal his No. 1 ranking by reaching the Wimbledon final.
Wimbledon Ranking Scenarios:
* Djokovic will retain the No. 1 ranking by reaching the Wimbledon final.
* Federer and Nadal must win Wimbledon to have any chance of overtaking Djokovic.
* If Federer wins Wimbledon over someone other than Novak the Swiss will be No. 1.
* If Nadal wins Wimbledon and Djokovic fails to reach the semifinals then the Spaniard returns to No. 1.
Play begins next Monday with Novak Djokovic and the top half of the draw in action. Nadal and his bottom half will play on Tuesday. Federer’s place in the draw will be determined when the draw is made on Friday.
Djokovic has ranked No. 1 every week since winning Wimbledon last July over Nadal.
Federer is just one week shy of tying Pete Sampras at 286 career weeks at No. 1.
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