The outbreak of the Coronavirus has sent shockwaves all over the world and the tennis has been also heavily affected. The ATP suspended its tour for 6 weeks while the ITF and the WTA halted their events for 5 weeks.
There is a lot of talk about the rankings and if they should be frozen or not. However, it seems as the points will be dropped to cause some dire consequences for some top players.
Fabio Fognini’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now ranked no.11, Fognini played his last match on the 6th of March when he defeated Duck Hee Lee 6-0 6-3 in the Rubber 1 of the Davis Cup.
John Isner’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now ranked no.21, the American played his last match on the 28th of February when he lost to Taylor Fritz 2-6 7-5 6-3 in the semifinal in Acapulco.
John Isner’s best achievement of this year was reaching the semi-finals in Auckland and Acapulco.
John will not be able to defend the 600pts he earned after reaching the final in Miami last year. This means that he will crash out form the top30.
Borna Coric’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now ranked no.33, Coric played his last match on the 23rd of February when he capitulated to Christian Garin 6-4 7-5 in the semifinal in Rio De Janeiro.
Borna Coric’s most significant achievement of the present season was getting to the semi-finals in Rio de Janeiro.
Frances Tiafoe’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked no.81, Tiafoe played his last match on the 5th of March when he was overcome by Gregoire Barrere 4-6 6-2 7-64 in the 3rd round of the Indian Wells Challenger.
Dusan Lajovic’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked world no.23 (career-high), the Serbian played his last match on the 26th of February when he was defeated by Soon-Woo Kwon 7-62 6-0 in the 2nd round in Acapulco.
Pablo Andujar’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked world no.53, the Spaniard played his last match on the 6th of March when he surrendered to Ulises Blanch 3-6 7-64 7-5 in the quarter of the Monterrey Challenger.
Oablo will crash out the top100 as he will not be able to defend the points that he earned in 2019 after winning the challengers in Marbella and Alicante and reaching the final in Marrakesh.