For the first time since July 24, 2005, the Big 4 of tennis will not hold the Top 2 spots in the ATP rankings.
Daniil Medvedev rose to No. 2 today moving past Rafael Nadal to reach a career-high. The last non-Big 4 to rank among the Top 2 was Lleyton Hewitt on July 24, 2005. Since then, the Top 2 has been own by the quartet of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Nadal.
“I am really happy,” said Medvedev who just won his 10th title with Marseille. “I knew that I would become No. 2.
“It is always better when you step up the rankings when you do something great,” he added. “It is great for the self-esteem that just before becoming No. 2 on Monday, I win a tournament.”
The 25-year-old Medvedev will make his on-court debut as a No. 2 next week at the Miami Masters.
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