Daniil Medvedev – defending 180 points
Medvedev has already had a taste of the world No 1 ranking, albeit for just two weeks, when he ended the Big Four’s 18-year stronghold on the top spot on February 28. And he looks set to regain the top ranking when the Serb loses his 2,000 points from the 2021 tournament, with just 180 of the 26-year-old’s 7,980 ranking points coming from his round-of-16 appearance last year, proving that the points decision isn’t all bad news with the US Open champion almost being gifted a return to the world No 1 spot.
Alexander Zverev – defending 180 points
Another man who reached the round-of-16 last year and will almost certainly overtake Djokovic in the rankings when the 2021 points are removed is Zverev. As things stand, when the German loses 180 of his 7,075 points from last year’s edition of The Championships, he will reach a long-awaited career-high of world No 2, overtaking Djokovic for the first time.
These estimations have been made based on the removal of 2021 or 2019 ‘best of’ Wimbledon ranking points from each player’s current points tally. The players will continue to lose or gain points at the tournaments before Wimbledon begins, meaning some could exceed or underperform against their estimated rankings and points tallies.