Hubert Hurkacz may not have been the protagonist of the week at the 2021 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells, but he is with the new update of the ATP ranking. And it is that the Pole manages to break the psychological barrier of the top-10, breaking into this select club to the detriment of Roger Federer.
The other two moves in the elite are Casper Ruud's rise to 9th and seeing Rafael Nadal back to top-5. The great success of Cameron Norrie allows him to rank 15th in the world, while Grigor Dimitrov puts a stop to the top-20 and Nikoloz Basilashvili is ranked 27.
In addition, it is necessary to mention the debut of Tallon Griekspoor in the top-100.
Nick Kyrgios comments on Federer
There have been very few players in men’s tennis who have managed to inspire people as much as Roger Federer has.
The manner in which the Swiss maestro conducts himself on and off the court is second to none. He recently received some praise from Nick Kyrgios. The 26-year-old player added, “The goat, I was very intimidated the first time I saw him and after that, he always continued to have the aura that no other player has.
he is a great and friendly guy with a great sense of humor”. Over the years, Nick has always been warm and positive when it comes to speaking about Federer. They have been involved in some intense matches in recent times.
Both players have faced each other seven times. Following his quarter-final exit at Wimbledon this year, Roger Federer spoke to Jonathan Heaf of the GQ Magazine about a number of topics, including his campaign at SW19 and how he has modified his training regimen with age.
"Obviously, it's always hard leaving a court after losing at Wimbledon earlier than a final… When you reach a final, there's a trophy ceremony, there's more to it, but when you lose earlier, well, you pack your stuff and you go and, at that point, the stage is your winning opponent’s, in my mind, not yours.
So that was important for me to give that one to Hubert [Hurkacz], obviously, as quickly as possible," Federer said. "I'm actually very grateful, very happy I was just able to play. I mean, my last year and a half, it's been really difficult.
It's been hard with the double knee surgery I had last year and rehab was really slow. And, look, in some ways I wish I would have been in better shape for Wimbledon this year," Federer lamented.