Djokovic Drops French Open Points; Big 3 Not In ATP Top 2 For First Time Since 2003

by Staff | June 13th, 2022, 7:44 pm

History was made Monday when the ATP released their rankings and for the first time in over 18 years, the Big 3 of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic do not hold any spots in the Top 2.

Because of the late drop of the 2021 French Open, Novak Djokovic fell from No. 1 to No. 3 allowing Daniil Medvedev to return to No. 1 and the injured Alexander Zverev to reach a career-high No. 2.

It was November 16, 2003 the last time the Big 3 were shut out of the Top 2. That day it was Andy Roddick ranked No. 1 and then Juan Carlos Ferrero followed by Federer who took the second spot the next day on November 17 after winning the ATP Masters Finals in Houston.

Djokovic and Nadal are on the heels at No. 3 and No. 4 but Djokovic will lose his Wimbledon points in a month and has the US Open finals coming off in September.

Medvedev, who hasn’t won a title this year, is also dropping US Open title points in September, so with Zverev out, Nadal — who didn’t play the last half of 2021 — is in good position to finish No. 1.

Incredibly, none of the current Top 3 will be at Wimbledon. Nadal could be in the top seed.

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11 Comments for Djokovic Drops French Open Points; Big 3 Not In ATP Top 2 For First Time Since 2003

tennismonger Says:

Wait, what? Novax won’t be at Wimbledon? This (among others) says otherwise:

Interesting comments by Osaka. Makes me wonder if to many pros, is a tournament, any tournament just another place to go to pick up more money and ranking points??

skeezer Says:

Surprised that he is playing since he has openly criticized Wimbledon for banning his buddies.

fred stone Says:

If there are no ranking points at Wimby, the title is meaningless.It should be double-asterisked and the slam count should remain the same, regardless of who “wins” it.

tennismonger Says:

He’s not playing because he likes Wimbledon, he’s playing to defend his title & make it to 21.

skeezer Says:

This is a Slam! Player is going to take A Slam winner any day over points.

zed Says:

Fred Stone “slam count should remain the same, regardless of who “wins” it.”

Ha Ha what a weasel you are :)

Anything to help Rafa right? Throw Novak out of the country? All good right?

What’s that? You can’t throw him out of Wimbeldon? What’s the next weasel move then?

Oh, let’s say “it doesn’t count” because we know there is no way Rafa will win and we know Novak will cruise to the title.

Yep, weasels, the lot of you. Weak as piss.

fred stone Says:

Current world #1, 8 and 23 are banned from playing.
No problem with that, zed?

zed Says:

Fred Stone: I have BIG problems with that and I have written extensively how much I despise the virtue-signalling scum in charge of Wimbeldon.

The world is falling apart due to the people of the hive-mind dancing to the tune played by the corrupt media owners.

Rhonda D Rainey Says:

I’m extremely thrilled that Serena Williams Ohanian is returning I’ve missed her very much!!! The excitement is next level frankly women’s tennis is not the same without Williams Sista’s I Love them so much they REALLY MAKE HUGE EFFECT ON TENNIS!!! AND ❤️ IT IS DEFINITELY POSITIVELY IMPORTANT I’M WAITING FOR VENUS TO RETURN WHEN SHE’S READ!!!

Truth Says:

Novak needs to retire. No one cares about his cults, psychotic episodes & fear of losing money invested in a Covid company.

zed Says:


You’re a fool

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