Medvedev sees “almost impossible” to reach number one in 2021

Medvedev sees "almost impossible" to reach number one in 2021

Daniil Medvedev, brand new champion of the US Open after beating Novak Djokovic in the final, does not think it possible to reach the number one that is held precisely by the Serbian, since the distance, despite his victory, has increased up to 1,133 points to 1,353, since last year the ranking leader He did not pass the eighth in New York and on Sunday he played the title game.

“I have to defend the points of Paris (1,000) and the ATP Finals (1,000). Novak, I don’t think I have much to defend (none in the first tournament and 400 in the second, plus 90 from Vienna). Honestly, I think it is almost impossible to reach him. I do not know if in the race I am far behind Novak “, explained the Muscovite in the press conference after his triumph. Later, he clarified his calendar a bit, with some doubt, and linked it with the objective of the world throne.”There are Indian Wells, Paris, Turin (where the Finals will be played) and Vienna. Vienna is in St. Petersburg week, but I’m not going to play either of those two tournaments. I hope to win Indian Wells, Bercy and Turin. It is a difficult challenge. But I’m going to do my best in every tournament I play. I’m going to see what I do with my calendar, but number one is not the first goal on my mind for this year. If I make it one day, great. “

ATP Ranking

Player Points
1 Novak Djokovic (Ser) 12,133
2 Daniil Medvedev (Rus) 10,780
3 Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre) 8,350
4 Alexander Zverev (Ale) 7,760
5 Andrey Rublev (Rus) 6,130
6 Rafael Nadal (Esp) 5,815
7 Matteo Berrettini (Ita) 5,173
8 Dominic Thiem (Aut) 4,995
9 Roger Federer (Sui) 3,765
10 Casper Ruud (Nor) 3,440
16 Pablo Carreño (Esp) 2,650
18 Roberto Bautista (Esp) 2,405
38 Carlos Alcaraz (Esp) 1,499

For the rest, the classification, experience some changes in the top-10. Medvedev’s compatriot, Andrey Rublev, wins two places, up to fifth (the best of his career), to the detriment of Nadal and Thiem, which go down to sixth and eighth, respectively. The Austrian is also overtaken by the Italian Matteo Berrettini, who becomes seventh (his top) and the Norwegian Casper Ruud enters the top ten for the first time. As for other Spaniards, Pablo Carreño goes down to 16, Roberto Bautista goes up to 18 and Carlos Alcaraz debuts in the top-40 as 38th, in an advance of 17 places, the largest in the upper part, along with Lloyd Harris (15 to 31) and Pedro Martínez (16 to 59 after winning the Challenger of Seville).

Muguruza, in the top-10 and Raducanu climbs 127 places

Regarding the WTA ranking, there are few outstanding variations in a top-10 in which Garbiñe Muguruza rises one place and is now ninth. Karolina Pliskova (3rd), Elina Svitolina (4th), and two Barbora Krejcikova (7th) advance one square. One and two remain from Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka. And the spectacular rise of the week is that of the US Open champion, British Emma Raducanu, who wins 127 places, up to 23, while the finalist, Canadian Leylah Fernández, advances 45, to 28th place. Paula Badosa drops to 27th and Sara Sorribes is 37th, for the first time in the top-40.

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