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Daniil Medvedev replaces Novak Djokovic to reach No. 1 in ATP Rankings, no Big 3 in top 2

Djokovic dropped 2000 points from his winning run at Roland Garros last year.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 13 June 2022 6:31 pm

Daniil Medvedev, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer

Daniil Medvedev reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the ATP Rankings for men’s singles players on Monday, June 13. The Russian replaced 20-time Grand Slam champion, Novak Djokovic, at the top. The Serb has spent a record-breaking 373 weeks at the summit but has fallen to the 3rd spot while Germany’s Alexander Zverev rose up to a career-high 2nd spot.

Medvedev’s promotion to the top of the rankings coincides with the end of a 19-year streak where none of the big three – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic finished in the top two. Nadal is currently fourth, despite losing 1000 points gained from last year’s French Open whereas Djoker has dropped 2000 points from his winning run at Roland Garros last year.

England tennis star Andy Murray also returned to the top 50 for the first time since 2018 at 47. He recently lost to Matteo Berrettini 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 in the Stuttgart Open final where he needed multiple medical timeouts for dealing with his back injury. 

After the match, Murray addressed his injury and talked about how he was nearing a win but his health problems held him back. “I got some pain in my abdomen when I was serving. Not something I’ve had before. I’ll need to get it checked when I get home,” he said.

“This is the most matches I’ve played in two weeks since probably 2016. That’s a really long time. It’s probably normal that I would feel some stuff in my body but I don’t really know the severity of it. Hopefully, it’s all right.”

“I’m looking forward to what the future has to hold,” Murray

“I felt like I was playing well enough to win and I got myself in a really good position going into the third set so a frustrating end to what was a good week. Sorry I couldn’t get over the line today but there has been a lot of progress the last few weeks,” Murray said.

“I’m looking forward to what the future has to hold and feeling a lot better about my game. Hopefully, my body can hold up a little while longer, so I can keep playing matches like this,” he added.

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