ATP World Ranking: How Medvedev can take away No. 1 position from Djokovic

Despite Novak Djokovic's impending return to action, Daniil Medvedev's quest of the No. 1 in the ATP World Ranking stays in his own hands.

Pritha Ghosh
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The current ATP rankings were announced today. As per the declaration, Novak Djokovic remains world number one, ahead of Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev. However, despite that, Daniil Medvedev, the Russian tennis sensation, has a tremendous opportunity ahead of him to replace Djokovic and obtain the No. 1 position in the ATP World Ranking. Since the rankings were established, he could become the 27th man to occupy the top spot.

Daniil Medvedev | ATP World Ranking | Novak Djokovic |

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Djokovic will return to the field at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships. Whereas, Medvedev will compete at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Mexico. However, to obtain the no. 1 position in ATP World Ranking, the Russian must equal or exceed Djokovic's performance in Dubai. The rankings scenario is that even if Djokovic achieves his sixth Dubai Tennis Championships, he could lose his top spot. The last time a player other than the big four was the world No. 1 was Andy Roddick 18 years ago. 

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Nevertheless, if Med-wed had upset Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open, he would have clinched the top slot. However, it all fell apart for him in the ending.

Daniil Medvedev | ATP World Ranking | Novak Djokovic |

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At Flushing Meadows in 2021, the Russian won his first Major. As a result, he foiled Djokovic's ambition to become the first man in history to capture the calendar-year Grand Slam.

Every possible scenarios in which medvedev could ascent up his ranking ladder

  • Irrespective of Djokovic's achievements in Dubai, Medvedev secures the Acapulco title.
  • The Russian advances to the Acapulco semi-finals, but Djokovic is unable to advance to the Dubai final.
  • Medvedev makes it to the final in Acapulco, but Djokovic misses out on the Dubai crown.
  • Medvedev advances to the quarterfinals in Acapulco, while Djokovic is unable to advance to the semi-finals in Dubai.
  • In Acapulco, Medvedev advances to the second round, while Djokovic is unable to get to the semi-finals in Dubai.
  • In Acapulco, Medvedev falls in the first round, and Djokovic does not get to the quarter-finals in Dubai.

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Every tennis player's ambition is to climb the ATP ladder and achieve the World No. 1 ranking. It is, however, not something that can be accomplished hastily. Considering the obstacles in his path, witnessing Medvedev achieve his dream ranking would be a thrilling experience. However, only time and his expertise would tell if he is capable of reaching such a lofty position.

Also, If Medvedev succeeds in becoming World No. 1, he will join Yevgeny Kafelnikov (1999) and Marat Safin (2001) to be the third Russian man to accomplish the achievement.

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