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Daniil Medvedev is the new number 3 in the world
22.02.2021|9:30 a.m.|by Adrian Rehling
Daniil Medvedev celebrated an almost unbelievable 20 victories on the ATP tour in a row. A rocket start into the year 2021, which was only marred by the final defeat at the Australian Open against Novak Djokovic. In the world rankings, there is still the wages earned.
The Russian overtakes Dominic Thiem and for the first time in his career jumps among the top three tennis professionals in the world. In a Grand Slam triumph, Medvedev could even have broken a 16 (!) Year dominance of the “Big 4”. Incredible, but true: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have been the two top positions among themselves since July 25, 2005.
In the case of Medvedev, however, this giant step does not seem to be canceled, but presumably just postponed. The 25-year-old now has 9735 points, while Rafael Nadal has only slightly more on the account with 9850 points. Of course, still unchallenged at the top: Melbourne King Novak Djokovic (12030 points) after his ninth triumph Down Under.
1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
2. Rafael Nadal (Spain)
3. Daniil Medvedev (Russia)
4. Dominic Thiem (Austria)
5. Roger Federer (Switzerland)
6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece)
7. Alexander Zverev (Germany)
Andrey Rublev (Russia)
9. Diego Schwartzman (Argentina)
10. Matteo Berrettini (Italien)
(Image (c) imago images / Paul Zimmer)
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