Russian Daniil Medvedev returned for a second stint as the boys’s World No. 1 on Monday, changing Novak Djokovic on the high of the world rankings.
German Alexander Zverev rose to a career-high second spot with Djokovic slipping to 3rd following his defeat to Rafael Nadal within the quarterfinals of the French Open, which the Serb gained final yr. It was the primary time since November, 2003, that none of Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer or Andy Murray appeared within the high two rankings spots within the males’s recreation.
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Medvedev, 26, gained his maiden main title ultimately yr’s US Open and in addition reached the 2022 Australian Open last. He was glad that his rise to the highest spot was “step-by-step.”
ATP rankings – high 10
- Daniil Medvedev
- Alexander Zverev
- Novak Djokovic
- Rafael Nadal
- Casper Ruud
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Carlos Alcaraz
- Andrey Rublev
- Felix Auger-Aliassime
- Matteo Berrettini
“The No. 1 is absolutely powerful as a result of that is the place you want to be constant all through 52 weeks,” Medvedev, who misplaced to Dutch wildcard Tim van Rijthoven within the last of the ATP 250 occasion in Netherlands on Sunday, advised the ATP.
“I might say even should you win two, three slams in a yr however then you do not play another event you are not going to get to No. 1.”
Medvedev is but to win a title in 2022 and he didn’t disguise his disappointment together with his efficiency in latest months. “On the identical time I nonetheless have the factors that I earned via the powerful course of from final 52 weeks and I am comfortable that it managed to be sufficient to be greater than another tennis participant on the earth proper now,” he mentioned.
Nadal was fourth in Monday’s newest rankings with Britain’s Andy Murray rising to forty seventh following his runner-up end in Stuttgart.
Medvedev grew to become the primary participant aside from Djokovic, Nadal, Federer or Murray to high the boys’s rankings in 18 years when he rose to the highest on the finish of February. However he lasted there for simply three weeks earlier than Djokovic, who was not allowed to defend his 2021 Australian Open title on account of his unvaccinated standing in opposition to COVID-19, reclaimed the spot.
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The return to the highest rating will come as excellent news for Medvedev, who can be unable to compete at Wimbledon as Russian and Belarusian gamers are banned on account of Moscow’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. And with Zverev recuperating from surgical procedure on account of torn ligaments in his ankle, it would imply that the grasscourt main can be with out the highest two-ranked males’s gamers.
Regardless of his absence from Wimbledon, nevertheless, Medvedev may prolong his lead on the high of the rankings as Djokovic will lose the two,000 factors he earned for his triumph in 2021.
The lads’s and ladies’s tour have stripped the event of any rankings factors on account of their exclusion of gamers primarily based on nationality.
There have been no main strikes on the high of the ladies’s rankings with Poland’s Iga Swiatek, Annett Kontaveit of Estonia and Spaniard Paula Badosa persevering with to occupy the primary, second and third spots respectively.