Medvedev will be the first player outside the Big Four of Roger Federer, Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray to do so since Nadal in July 2005.
Daniil Medvedev climbs to second place in the men’s ranking, ousting Rafa Nadal. It is the first time since 25 July 2005 that a player not included in the “Big Four” – Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray – occupies one of the top two positions in the Top Ten. The last player to have this honor , in the week of July 18-24, 2005, was Lleyton Hewitt. Medvedev would have obtained the second position even if he had not won yesterday the ATP 250 tournament in Marseille, conquered by the French Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the final in three sets with the halves of 6-4, 6-7, 6-4. For the 25-year-old Russian – defeated by Djokovic in the Australian Open final – it is the tenth trophy in his career so far.
The Russian tennis player in the coming weeks, will even try to undermine the throne of Novak Djokovic. Nole has 12,008 points, 2068 more than Medvedev. Thus, Nadal slips to third position. For the rest, all confirmed. Dominic Thiem is fourth, with just under 2,000 points clear of Stefanos Tsitsipas. In sixth position is Roger Federer, who returned to Doha after thirteen months of absence from the circuit.
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