LONDON: Roger Federer’s eighth Wimbledon title pushed him again as much as third within the ATP rankings on Monday after he ended final season at sixteenth spot.
And, as a result of he sat out the final half of 2016, his factors will solely proceed to build up, making a return to world primary an actual risk.
“I’m enjoying for titles at this stage of my profession. Rankings, not a lot, until I’m as shut as I’m proper now,” stated the 35-yr-previous Federer, who additionally clinched a berth within the season-ending ATP Finals, held in London on Nov 12-19. “So I simply should verify the state of affairs, if it’s value it to run after it or not.”
Federer eased previous damage-hit Marin Cilic to turn into the oldest Wimbledon males’s champion of the fashionable period on Sunday, breaking the tie for seven All England Membership titles he had shared with Pete Sampras since his final triumph in 2012.
It additionally gave him a nineteenth Grand Slam title in his twenty ninth ultimate on the majors.
Requested if he was now concentrating on a twentieth Slam, or maybe 10 Wimbledon titles, Federer stated he had discovered from his six months out to not look too far forward.
“The goal now’s to take pleasure in being Wimbledon champion,” he stated. “I haven’t set a sight on a lot of Grand Slams; I used to be very content material at 17, that was an exquisite quantity. So was 18, and now 19 is nice.
“I feel now it’s about having fun with myself, staying wholesome and enjoying for titles.”
Andy Murray held onto prime spot regardless of dropping within the quarter-finals of his title defence on the All England Membership, forward of second-positioned Rafael Nadal, who misplaced within the fourth spherical of Wimbledon after profitable the French Open.
Novak Djokovic remained fourth, whereas Stan Wawrinka dropped two spots to fifth after a primary-spherical exit.
Garbine Muguruza’s first championship on the All England Membership returned her to the WTA’s prime 10 at fifth, an increase of 10 spots.
Muguruza stated she is going to savour her victory with a purpose to forestall an analogous droop in type to the one she suffered after profitable the French Open in 2016.
The Spaniard earned her first Grand Slam at Roland Garros, beating Serena Williams within the last, however then meekly capitulated at Wimbledon to Jana Cepelova within the second spherical, additionally experiencing early elimination on the Rio Olympics and the US Open.
Nevertheless, after defeating veteran American Venus Williams on the All England Membership on Saturday to interrupt a run of disappointing tournaments, the 23-yr-previous believes she is aware of the way to deal with victory higher and can keep away from the pitfalls of the final yr.
“I’ll attempt to study from what I felt after profitable at Roland Garros, taking all of it extra calmly and having fun with it,” Muguruza informed Spanish newspaper Marca.
“Digesting success is troublesome. In Paris I gained and the subsequent day I used to be already enjoying once more. I need to benefit from the second just a little extra.
“I all the time attempt to hold my ft on the bottom and I repeat, this victory won’t change my life.”
Karolina Pliskova turned the brand new ladies’s world primary regardless of by no means having gained a serious event.
The 25-yr-previous Czech jumped from third place to the highest after world quantity two Simona Halep misplaced within the Wimbledon quarter-finals, and former prime ranked Angelique Kerber fell within the fourth spherical.
Pliskova turns into primary with out ever having lifted one of many 4 majors in tennis.
She did nevertheless attain the US Open last final yr, the French Open semi-finals this yr and has gained three tour titles in 2017: Brisbane, Doha and Eastbourne.
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