Roger Federer's brutal reality after Novak Djokovic triumph

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Roger Federer (pictured) is languishing in 41st position for the Race to Turin for the ATP Finals. (Getty Images)
Roger Federer (pictured) is languishing in 41st position for the Race to Turin for the ATP Finals. (Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic celebrated his 20th Grand Slam title overnight after taking out the Wimbledon title and the end of the grass court campaign doesn't paint a pretty picture for Roger Federer.

The World No.1 created history after he equalled Federer and Rafael Nadal's record 20 Grand Slams after he defeated Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (7-4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final.

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Showing his class and sportsmanship on Sunday, Federer was quick to congratulate Djokovic on the achievement.

"Congrats Novak on your 20th major," the Swiss legend tweeted.

"I'm proud to have the opportunity to play in a special era of tennis champions. Wonderful performance, well done!"

But the end of Wimbledon and the major grass court campaign has seen Federer face a brutal reality when it comes to the Race to Turin and ranking points collected in 2021.

Federer has fallen to 41st position for the race to appear in the year-end ATP Finals.

The Swiss maestro, making a return to the Tour this year after sitting out most of 2020 due to a knee injury, appears out of contention when it comes to qualifying for the year's final event.

Federer also dropped two spots in his overall ranking to World No.9.

Nadal also dropped back to 7th in the Race for Turin, but this is a result of the Spaniard skipping Wimbledon to rest his body after the clay court campaign.

Djokovic now leads the race with Stefanos Tsitsipas in 2nd and Wimbledon finalist Berrettini jumping four places into 3rd position. 

Novak Djokovic's incredible Wimbledon run

Djokovic is the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win the first three slam titles of the year.

The World No.1 dropped just two sets all tournament.

BBC pundit Tim Henman, a four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist, said: "He's just had an incredible tournament. He came in as a huge favourite and put in an absolute masterclass over the two weeks.

"No doubt that the best player won this tournament.

"He talks about his hunger and desire and motivation. He's drawn level with Rafa and Roger but there's no doubt he wants to be the leader in that conversation.

"The calendar grand slam is definitely on the cards and that would be in the men's game one of the greatest achievements in this sport."

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