Federer falls to No. 5 for first time in a decade

by: AP July 09, 2013

AP Photo

LONDON -- Roger Federer has fallen to No. 5 in the new ATP rankings, the first time in a decade he's been that low.

Federer's second-round loss at Wimbledon, a year after taking the title, drops him from No. 3. He was fifth in the rankings of June 23, 2003, two weeks before he won Wimbledon for the first of his record 17 major championships.

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray remains at No. 2 on Monday, behind the runner-up, Novak Djokovic. Quarterfinalist David Ferrer rises one spot to a career-high No. 3, with Rafael Nadal fourth.

Marion Bartoli, who won Wimbledon for her first Grand Slam title, moves from No. 15 to No. 7 in the WTA rankings. Serena Williams stays at No. 1 despite her fourth-round loss at Wimbledon.

More Stories

Serena Williams snaps back at reporter for ‘scrappy’ words

Don't mess with the 22-time Grand Slam champion after a win.

Three to See: Considering Roger Federer’s 3rd-rounder v. Tomas Berdych

Plus, breakdowns of Tsonga’s match with Sock, and Tomic’s tilt with Evans.

On Novak Djokovic’s shock loss to Istomin, and what it might portend

The Serb’s demanding, back-from-the-brink style will only be harder to rely on.