Roger Federer loses his ranking, Henri Laaksonen Ascends to the top

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The national rankings of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka were frozen at the end of March 2022.
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The new Rado Swiss Tennis rankings were released today, and Roger Federer is not at the top for the first time since April 2001. Swiss Tennis, the regulatory body of tennis in Switzerland, publishes a national tennis rankings list every two years. According to the updated rankings, Henri Laaksonen leads the men’s section, while Belinda Bencic leads the women’s section.

Roger Federer loses his place, Wawrinka gets a new ranking

The men’s section’s two prominent names, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, aren’t on the current rankings list. Also, The national rankings of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka were frozen at the end of March 2022. According to Swiss Tennis’ official website, due to the two players’ prolonged injury breaks.

However, Roger Federer’s position has been locked for the first time since 2001, and he is no longer at the top of the rankings. Henri Laaksonen, who reached a career-high position of World No. 84 in February this year, is now Switzerland’s top-ranked player. Nevertheless, Laaksonen, who was born in Finland, reached the third round of both the US Open and the French Open, his highest Grand Slam performance to date.

Henri Laaksonen shows respect for Roberto Bautista Agut ahead of RG clash
Source: Tennis World

Also, Belinda Bencic, who has a ranking of 21 in the WTA finds herself in second place, as per the Swiss Tennis rankings, in the women’s section. Whilst Jil Teichmann leads the list.

 “It doesn’t matter how close a win or loss was or how many sets/points were won”

As per Swiss Tennis, “All victories or defeats within 12 months are taken into account for the classification. It doesn’t matter how close a win or loss was or how many sets/points were won. The classification is calculated twice a year – in autumn and spring.”

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For the spring classification, all results from April 1st to March 31st are taken into account. For the autumn classification those from October 1st to September 30th count. The period between the two classification calculations (autumn/spring) is called the classification period. Accordingly, the results from 12 months or, in other words, the last two classification periods count for the classification.”

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