Roger Federer has moved to the top of the world tennis rankings once again by winning his seventh Wimbledon title.
The Swiss Maestro bounced back from a deficit of one set to beat home favorite Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 and win the Wimbledon Championships on Sunday.
The 30-year-old was ranked number one for the last time in July, 2010 when Rafael Nadal won the Wimbledon title to dethrone the Swiss Maestro from the top ranking.
However, Novak Djokovic replaced the Spaniard from the top position after beating him in last year’s Wimbledon final. This means that last three Wimbledon Champions also grabbed the top ranking by winning the title here.
Federer, who had lost in the quarter-finals in the 2011 Championships, was at the third spot in the ATP Rankings before the start of this year’s championships. However, he will overtake second ranked Nadal and top player Djokovic after earning enough ranking points.
The Spaniard was upset in the second round by 100th ranked Lukas Rosol and Djokovic was beaten by Federer in this year’s semi-final, so both of them failed to defend their points.
In the new ATP Rankings, Djokovic will drop to second position and Nadal to the third. They had faced each other in the title matches of last four Grand Slams but Federer and Murray managed to reach the final this time.
Murray was aiming to become the first British player to win Wimbledon in the last 76 years. However, his feat of reaching the final at All England Club was also the first since 1938.
On the other hand, Federer has also improved and equaled some all-time records. By winning the Wimbledon Championships, the Swiss star has captured his record 17th Grand Slam crown. He has also leveled Pete Sampras’ record of seven titles at the All England Club. By becoming the new number one, Federer has equalled the American’s record of most weeks at the top position and will break it on next Monday.