Daniil Medvedev has come to be the world No. 1 men’s player for a second time after Novak Djokovic dropped to No. 3 in the ATP rankings.
For the very first time since November 2003, none of the ‘Big Four’ – Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray – occupy the 1st two places.
Djokovic has missing the 2,000 points from final year’s French Open gain, and now features a tally of 6,770 to put him at the rear of Medvedev (7,950) and Alexander Zverev (7,075).
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French Open champion Nadal is fourth, whilst Casper Ruud has leapfrogged Stefanos Tsitsipas into fifth.
The headline shift, nevertheless, is Djokovic’s drop by two places, with the Serbian established to slip even further down the rankings in the coming weeks.
Djokovic is not enjoying a heat-up match in advance of Wimbledon, which starts on June 27, and with position factors stripped from that Grand Slam, he will get rid of yet another 2,000 details – garnered from his 2021 triumph at SW19 – on July 11.
As it stands, that would see Djokovic fall to eighth in the rankings, though there are continue to details to be received forward of Wimbledon with Halle and Queen’s less than way.
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“On a personalized amount of course, devoid of acquiring a probability to participate in and protect my 4,000 points from Australia and Wimbledon, I will drop them this 12 months,” Djokovic explained very last thirty day period.
“On a personalized, person amount I am pretty negatively affected by that. Collectively I am glad that gamers got alongside one another and confirmed to the Grand Slam that when there is a mistake going on we have to demonstrate there will be some effects.
“I imagine it [Wimbledon’s ban] was a incorrect final decision. I do not support that at all. But at these situations it is a delicate subject matter and no matter what you choose will make a lot of conflict.”
Djokovic did nevertheless specific his drive to protect his Wimbledon title, insisting he is not motivated by factors or prize dollars.
“A Grand Slam is continue to a Grand Slam,” Djokovic included.
“Wimbledon, for me, was usually my aspiration tournament when I was a child. So I don’t appear at it as a result of the lens of factors or of prize dollars. For me, it’s a thing else.”
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Djokovic is chasing a seventh Wimbledon crown, which would place him stage with Pete Sampras and a single driving Roger Federer’s all-time report.
He is considered the major favourite to acquire, way too, with Medvedev absent thanks to Wimbledon banning Russian and Belarussian athletes.
Zverev’s participation is also in doubt following his harm at the French Open, when Nadal’s fitness will be under the highlight as very well right after he needed injections en route to Roland-Garros glory.
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Source: Euro Athletics