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Roger Federer leads Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic among ATP active players to have spent most weeks in top 3ย 

Roger Federer in action at the Doha event last month
Roger Federer in action at the Doha event last month
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Modified 07 Apr 2021
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Roger Federer leads all active players on the ATP tour when it comes to most weeks spent in the top 3 of the world rankings. He is followed by his biggest rivals - Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - in the list.

According to tennis statistician MisterOnly.Tennis, Federer has spent 750 weeks in the top 3 of the world rankings, putting him at the top of the tree. Nadal comes in at No. 2 on the list; the current World No. 3 has spent 638 weeks in the top 3. And Djokovic is a close third, with 607 weeks in the top 3.

Both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will continue to add to this count in the coming weeks, as long as they maintain their spot in the top 3. However, it remains to be seen if Roger Federer can add to his count before he calls it a day; the Swiss maestro is currently not in the top 5 of the rankings.

Andy Murray, once part of the 'Big 4' along with Nadal, Federer and Djokovic, comes in at No. 4 on the list. The Brit, currently ranked No. 120 in the world, has spent 226 weeks in the top 3.

Three-time Major winner Stan Wawrinka, meanwhile, is in fifth position with 60 weeks in the top 3.

Among the players under 30, Alexander Zverev leads the way with 32 weeks, followed by reigning US Open champion Dominic Thiem at 29 weeks. Marin Cilic, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov round out the top 10.

Roger Federer drops to No. 7 in the latest ATP rankings

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Roger Federer, who has played only one event since last year's Australian Open due to a knee injury, has dropped to No. 7 in the latest ATP rankings. The last time Federer was ranked No. 7 or below was the week of 25 February 2019.

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After the Miami Open Alexander Zverev has moved up one spot to No. 6 in the rankings, which were released by the ATP tour on Monday. The swap between the two players is the only change in the top 10 rankings this week, which continues to be led by Novak Djokovic.

The Serb is followed by Daniil Medvedev (who has spent seven weeks in the top 3), Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Andrey Rublev, Diego Schwartzman and Matteo Berrettini round out this week's top 10 rankings list.

Published 06 Apr 2021, 16:01 IST
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