Roger Federer on Monday lost his longtime place in the ranking Top 10 as time slowly catches up on one of the leading icons of the sport.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner fell to 11th after not playing since a Wimbledon quarter-final loss last July. 

The 40-year-old has undergone three knee procedures since early 2020. He last exited the Top 10 in 2017 – another knee problem – but bounced straight back and returned to the world No. 1 ranking again early in the succeeding year

Federer spent a record 968 weeks in the Top 10 on six separate occasions, the latest in June, 2018.

Main photo:- Roger Federer last played in 4th round Wimbledon match losing to Hubert Hurkacz – by Roger Parker International Sports Fotos Ltd

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