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ATP Rankings: Daniil Medvedev replaces Novak Djokovic as No. 1, no Big 3 in top 2 for 1st time in 19 years


Russia’s Daniil Medvedev returned to the No. 1 spot in the ATP Rankings for men’s singles players on Monday, June 13, replacing 20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic at the top of the chart. Djokovic, who has spent a record-breaking 373 weeks at the top, has slipped to the 3rd spot while Germany’s Alexander Zverev jumped to a career-high 2nd spot.

For the first time since 2003, no members of the Big 3 – Rafael Nadal, Djokovic, and Roger Federer, are in the top 2 of the men’s singles rankings. Rafael Nadal remains at the 4th spot despite losing 1000 points gained from last year’s French Open while Djokovic has dropped 2000 points from his winning run at Roland Garros last year. The points from French Open 2021 dropped off this week as the ATP rankings were updated on Monday.

Djokovic might drop to as low as No. 8 as he will loose 2,000 more points after Wimbledon 2022, which was stripped off ranking points after the organisers banned Russia and Belarusian players over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Djokovic had won the Wimbledon last year and he will not be able to defend the points in London this year.

“On a personal level of course, without getting a chance to play and defend my 4,000 points from Australia and Wimbledon, I will drop them this year,” Djokovic had said in May.

“On a personal, individual level I am very negatively affected by that.”

Djokovic is 4 weeks short of equalling Steffi Graff’s record for the most number of weeks spent at the top of the singles rankings in tennis — 377 but if the Serb drops further after Wimbledon, he will get tougher draws at major tournaments, including Grand Slams.

Djokovic is expected to compete at Queen’s and Halle, wherein he can win points, in the lead-up to Wimbledon 2022, starting later this month.

MURRAY BACK IN TOP 50

There was a milestone for Andy Murray, who reached the Stuttgart Open final, as he returned to the top 50 for the first time since 2018 – 47.

Meanwhile, Roger Federer, who recently confirmed a comeback to the tour in 2023, is at the 68th spot.

French Open finalist Casper Ruud rose to the 5th spot While Carlos Alcaraz (7), Andrey Rublev (8), Felix Auger-Aliassime (9) and Matteo Berrettini (10) retained their places.



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