Some Open Era tennis history was made today at the Australian Open

There had been dozens of instances of the ATP’s Top 2 and the WTA’s Top 2 being eliminated from a Grand Slam before the Quarter Finals (Although thanks to the Big 3 it’s only happened in the ATP twice in the last 20 years), but it had never happened simultaneously at a Grand Slam…


We can thank that fateful decision not to award ranking points for Wimbledon for this happening:

  • Novak Djokovic would be the current ATP World No.1 with the 2000 points for winning the Men’s Singles title (7050 vs Alcaraz on 6820), and we all know the only thing stopping Djokovic from winning the Australian Open title every year until his natural death is the Australian Immigration Department.
  • Aaaaaand, if Elena Rybakina had the 2000 points for winning the Wimbledon Singles title, she’d have been comfortably inside the Top 10 before the AO (World No.8 to be exact), instead of being down around the World No.25…

Allowing her to dump Iga Swiatek out in the Round of 16, instead of a Quarter Final.

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