Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal out of world’s top four for the first time in 13 years


Former world number ones Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have both dropped out of the world’s top four rankings for the first time since 2003. The legendary rivals, who have won 31 Grand Slam titles between them during their careers, have been mainstays in the sport for well over a decade.

But respective injury problems and decline in form have finally caught up with the dynamic duo. Federer, who has been sidelined since Wimbledon due to a knee injury, has fallen down to seventh in the new rankings.

Nadal, who has not claimed a Grand Slam title since 2014, has fallen down to No 5 in the world having been hampered by injury woes himself in recent years. Novak Djokovic remains world No 1, a position he has held for the past 115 weeks since July 7, 2014.