Daniil Medvedev takes No. 1 world ranking, ending 18-year streak of tennis' 'Big Three ' dominating top spots

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The newest ATP rankings came out on Monday, and Daniil Medvedev has actually formally changed Novak Djokovic as males’s world No. 1. German star Alexander Zverev is at a career-high No. 2, while Djokovic has actually dropped to the No. 3 area.

This is not Medvedev’s very first time at the top. He made history previously this year when he quickly held the No. 1 area, ending up being the very first gamer to do so in 18 years, besides Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray. Djokovick reclaimed the leading ranking after just 3 weeks, and is making history once again.

This is the very first time given that 2003 that none of the sports’ “Big Three” —  Djokovic, Nadal and Federer — remain in the leading 2 areas. It’s likewise the very first time given that October 2018 that Djokovic is not in among the leading 2.

The Serbian star’s case was not assisted  when he lost to Nadal in the semifinals of the French Open. 

Medvedev’s go back to No. 1 is notable for a another factor, too. His brand-new ranking comes simply 2 weeks prior to Wimbledon, a competitors that Medvedev will not have the ability to take part in since of his citizenship. In April, the All England Lawn Tennis Club prohibited Russian and Belarusian gamers from completing in Wimbledon as a reaction to the Russian intrusion of Ukraine. 

Medvedev has actually revealed his desire to complete, however he likewise stated he accepts the scenario. This will be a fascinating year for the earliest tennis competition on the planet, as the ATP and WTA eliminated points from The Championships as an outcome of the restriction. No. 2 Zverev is likewise not anticipated to complete due to an ideal ankle injury he suffered throughout the French Open. 

Nadal, who simply got his 14th Roland Garros title, is presently at No. 4 in the rankings. Meanwhile, Federer has actually unsurprisingly dropped to 68 as an outcome not playing given that Wimbledon in 2015 due to knee concerns.



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