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A historic day for Medvedev and Djokovic retreated due to absence

A historic day for Medvedev and Djokovic retreated due to absence

Medvedev deservedly snatched first place (Hector Vivas/Getty)

Russian player, Daniel Medvedevto the top of the world tennis rankings for the first time in his career, after the distinguished results he scored in tournaments, taking advantage of the decline of the Serbian star, Novak Djokovic, who is absent from the tournament. competitions due to injuries.

The 26-year-old Russian Medvedev snatched first place in the world rankings announced by the federation on Monday, after he reached the runner-up at the end of last season’s competitions, to continue his path strongly and advance to the top for the first time in his career, surpassing the great trio of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer.

And because of his absence from the competitions due to the continuing issue of his refusal to receive the vaccine, the Serbian star, Novak Djokovic, lost his lead for the first time in years, because he did not play any matches in any official tournament since he was expelled from Australia and denied him participation in its tennis tournament.

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On the other hand, Germany’s Alexander Zverev maintained his third place in the classification, while Nadal, who won the Mexican Open title at the expense of Britain’s Cameron Norrie after he ousted Medvedev in the semi-finals, moved to fourth place, taking away from Greece, Stefanos Tsitsipas, who fell to fifth place.

The classification issued today also witnessed the progress of the other Russian, Andrei Rublev, to sixth place, and the Italian, Matteo Berrettini, to seventh place, while the Norwegian, Casper Rudd, remained in eighth place, and the Canadian ninth, Felix Auger Eliasim, and finally the Polish, Hubert Hurkacz, in tenth place.

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