The 2021 Wimbledon Championship is one of those tournaments where players will either lose full points or earn full points. Due to the pandemic, qualification points for various tournaments were blocked or half docked. But since Wimbledon did not happen in 2020, the players will now defend all of their 2019 points.
Therefore, Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem have a lot to lose and win there. How can Daniil Medvedev overtake Novak Djokovic in the world No. 1 ranking at the 2021 Wimbledon Championship? First is the fight for number one in the rankings.
World number one Novak Djokovic will once again face the challenge of world number two Daniil Medvedev. Djokovic is defending 2000 points, while Medvedev is defending 90 points and therefore, despite a big difference in qualifying points from him before Wimbledon, he could change a lot.
10,683 Djokovic has 12,113 points while Medvedev has 10,053. If Djokovic is sent off before the fourth round, Medvedev needs a quarter-final appearance to beat Djokovic. Also, if Djokovic is sent off in the quarterfinals, Medvedev needs to at least reach the semi-final.
But Djokovic and Medvedev are the top two seeds. Therefore, if Djokovic reaches the final, Medvedev will have to reach the final and beat his rival to claim the number one spot in the world. Can Roger Federer break out of the top 10? Roger Federer failed to defend the title at the Halle Open saw him lose 500 points and move closer to breaking out of the top 10.
Federer is 4815 points ahead of Wimbledon and is in eighth place. The player in position 11 is Diego Schwartzman with 3060 points. Although the difference is huge, Federer is ready to defend 1200 points at Wimbledon 2021 and therefore an early exit in the round could bring Federer closer to the fall.
Below Federer are Matteo Berrettini and Roberto Bautista Agut in ninth and tenth, respectively. If Federer is kicked out early, along with world number 11 Schwartzman, world number 12 Roberto Carreno Busta, world number 13 Casper Ruud, etc.
they also have a chance. But even if Federer loses in the first round, he will fall to ninth with 3615 points. He would still be more than 600 points ahead of the chasing group. So it will be difficult for Federer to break out of the top 10, however it is not impossible.
Roger Federer plays Adrian Mannarino in the first round
In a recent interview with Matt Trollope for Australian Open, nine-time Wimbledon doubles champion Todd Woodbridge weighed in on Roger Federer's chances at the All England Club this year.
"It is the one place he'll go where there isn't performance anxiety," Woodbridge said. "There is a real calmness from how well you usually perform when you go there. And there is a comfort in going through the gates, through the routines that you've done over so many years.
I always felt that, and I know he would obviously feel that, because this is the tournament that feels like his own," he added.