A shocking third round loss against Kei Nishikori of Japan at the Madrid Masters tournament this week means that Roger Federer will drop to world number three once the rankings are updated on Monday. Federer is the defending champion of the tournament and has 1,000 ranking points to defend. This means that Andy Murray will make his return to world number two next week.
Despite this development, it seemed like Federer’s not planning to make some changes on his rather light 2013 schedule in a bid to regain these ranking points. The Swiss superstar has yet to win a title in 2013 and has significant ranking points to defend in the next couple of months, including the Wimbledon tournament where he is the defending champion.
Federer said in his post match interview that his opponent clearly played a more solid game than him. Federer has been out of action since his quarterfinal loss at the Indian Wells tournament, He said that he will going back to the practice courts and train harder.