Medvedev removed Federer in the international ranking


Russian Daniel Medvedev rose to fourth place in the ATP ranking, after winning the French Masters Tournament in Paris. Last Friday, the Serbian Novak Djokovic secured the first place for the sixth year and equaled the record for the American Pete Sampras, at the expense of his direct chase and his Spanish rival Rafael Nadal. Djokovic, 33, became the oldest player to finish the season at the top of the world rankings.

On the other hand, Medvedev succeeded in winning his first title in 2020, by beating German Alexander Zverev by three sets in the final match in Paris, to overtake Roger Federer, who was absent from the stadiums to recover from knee surgery and equal the best rating in his career that he achieved in September 2019.

Medvedev raised his tally to three Masters titles for a thousand points out of four final matches, after he had previously won the Cincinnati and Shanghai titles last year, while he lost the Montreal final in 2019 as well. Zverev remained seventh in the classification, but was 1606 points behind Russian Andrei Rublev VIII. Canadian Milos Raonic knew the best jump among the top twenty, by climbing to fourteenth place, after reaching the semi-finals in Paris. This is the highest ranking for the 29-year-old player since March 2019. The Bulgarian Sofia tournament (250 points) will be held this week, with Canadian Denis Shapovalov, ranked 12 in the world, the most prominent participant in it. It is reported that this turbulent season has been interrupted for many months due to the outbreak of the new Corona virus.


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