Daniil Medvedev replaces Novak Djokovic as world number one | Tennis News

BETTING: Daniil Medvedev succeeded Novak Djokovic as world number one on Monday, becoming the first man since 2004 outside the ‘Big Four’ of the game consisting of Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray to hold the top spot.
US Open champion Medvedev is the third Russian after Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin, and 27th player overall, to top the ATP rankings.
Medvedev, 26, beaten by Nadal in the Acapulco semi-finals last week, was sure to overtake Djokovic after the Serb’s quarter-final defeat in Dubai.
Djokovic, who has spent a record 361 weeks as world number one, was playing in his first tournament of the season after being expelled from Australia in January.
Alexander Zverev remained third despite being kicked out of the Acapulco event after smashing his racket into the referee’s chair multiple times during a doubles match.
Nadal moved up one place to fourth after winning his third title of the season and 91st of his career. The Spaniard is unbeaten since losing to Lloyd Harris in Washington last August. He ended his 2021 season after that due to a left foot injury.
ATP Rankings:
1. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 8615 pts (+1)
2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 8465 (-1)
3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 7515
4. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6515 (+1)
5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 6445 (-1)
6. Andrei Rublev (RUS) 5000 (+1)
7. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 4928 (-1)
8. Casper Ruud (NOR) 3915
9. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3883
10. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3496 (+1)
11. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 3495 (-1)
12. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 3325
13. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 3020 (+1)
14. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2865 (-1)
15. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 2480
16. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 2220 (+1)
17. Reilly Opelka (USA) 2156 (+1)
18. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 2121 (+1)
19. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 2061 (+1)
20. Taylor Fritz (USA) 2010 (-4)

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