Federer Loses World No.1 Spot To Nadal After Coric Defeat

Men's tennis will have to 'wake up&apos after Federer and Nadal says King

Men's tennis will have to 'wake up&apos after Federer and Nadal says King

Rafael Nadal is back at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, retaking the top spot from Roger Federer after just one week.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion seemed to have regained control of the match as he drew level thanks to a service break in the eighth game of the second set. Coric held his nerve to take victory.

"I was impressed with him", Federer said after the match.

The Croats took two tennis titles, on top of their World Cup win versus Lionel Messi.

Coric, who accounted for German second seed Alexander Zverev in the first round, held his nerve against the crowd favourite at the venue which styles itself after the All England Club.

Having already made history as the first Croatian to reach the final of the 26-year-old tournament, Coric also took revenge for his loss to Federer in the 2018 Indian Wells semifinal in March. Federer served at 77% and he fired 18 aces and many more service winners, keeping the points on his racquet and dominating at the net as well with his clinical volleys that Christophe had no answer for.

"I'm definitely going to leave with my head high, thinking it's been a good run in Stuttgart and Halle", said the 36-year-old.

In London, Marin Cilic was crowned Queen's Club champion for the second time as he shocked Novak Djokovic 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3. However, Coric surprised everyone with this resilience and better game play. "I never imagined reaching the final and beating Roger".

However, the 21-year-old lost his only grass court match this summer to Coric in Halle.

The victory at the tournament will be a big positive point, ahead of Wimbledon, for the Swiss maestro who dropped out of clay season to stay fresh for the grass-court tournament.

Wimbledon starts on next Monday, while Croatia takes on Iceland on Tuesday.

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