Roger Federer drops to lowest ranking in a decade

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Roger Federer has dropped to number five in the latest ATP world rankings following his second-round defeat at Wimbledon 2013 – his lowest ranking for a decade.

Federer has not been outside the world’s top four since 2003 and many will use this as further evidence for the claim that he is no longer a competitive rival for the world’s best.

Going to the All England Club as defending champion this year, the 31-year-old was shocked in the second round by Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine.

The world number 116 came back from a set down to complete the biggest win of his career and hand Federer his earliest exit from Wimbledon since 2002.

The Swiss has fallen behind Rafael Nadal at number four; the Spaniard suffered a similarly shocking defeat, going out to world number 135 Steve Darcis in the first round.

Andy Murray remains number two despite beating world number one Novak Djokovic to become the first British men’s singles Wimbledon champion for 77 years.

David Ferrer is third, while SW19 semi-finalist Jerzy Janowicz has moved up five places to 17th, as he continues he meteoric rise over the past year.

See the full ATP World Tour rankings here.

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