October 18, 2021

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What does Medvedev need to be number one before the end of the year?

What does Medvedev need to be number one before the end of the year?

After becoming the 2021 US Open champion against Novak Djokovic (first), Daniil Medvedev (II) faces a chance to achieve something that hasn’t happened in nearly two decades: to be a player outside the Big 4 (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Djokovic mentioned) Be number one in the world.

After Novak pulled out of Indian Wells, what the Moscow-born would need to reach the top of the rankings is to be the champion of said tournament, where he will also be the best offspring.

If he does, Medvedev will be at least number one in the world for a week. This, considering that Djokovic does not compete with the ATP 500 in Vienna (from 25 to 31 October) Who defends 90 points? Having reached the quarter-finals in 2020.

If all these positions work out favorably for Medvedev, then Muscovite will become the first player, since February 1, 2004, outside Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray to hold this position.. The last person to do so was the American Andy Roddick, who stayed thirteen consecutive weeks.

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