The Russian Сlimbed to the Second Line of the ATP Ranking for the First Time in 19 Years
OREANDA-NEWS. Russian Daniil Medvedev climbed to second place in the ranking of the Association of Professional Tennis Players (ATP). The updated version of the rating is published on the organization's website.
Medvedev on Sunday in the final of the tournament in Marseille defeated Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert with a score of 6: 4, 6: 7 (4: 7), 6: 4. For the 25-year-old Russian, the title became the tenth in the ATP tournaments in his singles career. After defeating Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Sunday in the final of the tournament in Marseille, Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev said he fulfilled his childhood dream by winning the tenth singles title.
After the victory, Medvedev said that he was really happy. He said he knew he would be the No. 2 in the world on Monday, no matter what. At the same time, the tennis player noted that "it is always better when you rise in the rankings, when you do something great. I know that winning the final would not bring me points to become the second racket, but this is great for self-esteem - just before when I'm second on Monday, I win the tournament. " These words of the Russian tennis player are quoted by the ATP website.
Thanks to the victory in Marseille, Medvedev removed the Spaniard Rafael Nadal from the second place in the ranking. There were no other changes in the top 10 ranking. Serb Novak Djokovic remained in first place in the rating with 12008 points, and in third place, after the Russian, was Spaniard Rafael Nadal with 9670 points. Daniil Medvedev has 9940 points.
Before Medvedev, only three Russian tennis players rose to the top 3 in the world rankings - Evgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin and Nikolai Davydenko. Among the current Russian tennis players, Medvedev remains the most titled.