Spain's David Ferrer has reached the No. 3 spot in the ATP rankings for the first time in his career, while Switzerland's Roger Federer fell to the No. 5 spot, his lowest ranking in 10 years.

The 31-year-old Ferrer had never managed to crack the Top 3 since starting his pro career in 2000.

Federer, for his part, dropped in the rankings after being stunned in the second round at Wimbledon by unheralded Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-5, 7-6 (7-5).

The Swiss great, winner of a record 17 Grand Slam men's singles titles and seven championships at the All England Club, was the defending champion at Wimbledon.

The loss broke a string of 36 consecutive quarterfinal berths at Grand Slam events for the 31-year-old Swiss, who had not lost before the third round of a major since the 2003 French Open.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic retained his hold on the No. 1 spot, while Scotland's Andy Murray stayed at No. 2.

Murray defeated Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 Sunday in the final at Wimbledon, becoming the first British man to win tennis' premier event in 77 years.

Spain's Rafael Nadal, who also made an early exit from Wimbledon this year, is in the No. 4 slot.

Belgium's Steve Darcis knocked off Nadal 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 at Wimbledon, marking the first time the Spaniard has lost in the first round of a Grand Slam event. EFE