Russian Medvedev seeks to retain the title "Flushing Meadows" World Ranking Throne

Russian Daniil Medvedev is aiming to win the US tennis title and maintain the ATP No.

Daniil Medvedev, 26, retains the top spot in the ATP rankings for an 11th straight week with 6,885 points, ahead of German runner-up Alexander Zverev with 5,760 points, who will be out of the US Open due to injury, Spanish star Rafael. Nadal with 5630 points and his compatriot Rising star Carlos Alcaraz (5100 points).

Medvedev will kick off his US Open title campaign with a seemingly easy matchup against homeowner Stefan Kozlov, but big hurdles await him in his quest for a second Grand Slam title, including a possible showdown with the brilliant Australian Nick. Kyrgios “Fighter” in the quarterfinals of the tournament, held on the Flushing Meadows hard courts.

Especially since Wimbledon runner-up Kyrgios beat the world No. 1 Russian in a three-set match at this month’s Canadian Open in Montreal.

And if Medvedev manages to reach the semi-finals of the tournament, he will most likely face the Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas or the brilliant Norwegian player Kasper Roode.

About a week ago, the Russian lost to the Greek star in the semi-finals of the American Cincinnati Tennis Masters (ATP 1000), also held on hard courts, with a total prize pool of more than 6 million 280 thousand dollars.

Veteran star Rafael Nadal, 36, third seed, is looking to take the top spot in the world pro rankings if he manages to win his 23rd Grand Slam or even reach the semi-finals if Medvedev doesn’t win the title.

Rising star Carlos Alcaraz, aged 19, ranked fourth in the world, will also win the championship title and rise to the top of the world rankings for the first time in his history, and he will become the youngest player in the history of the game to take this position, since in the final of the tournament he turns 19 years and 129 days old.

In order to achieve this feat, Alcaraz would need to first reach the finals of the Flushing Meadows Championship, with his competitors suffering negative results.

The sixth racket of the world Novak Djokovic and the second racket of the world Alexander Zverev will miss the US Open.

Novak will not take part in the tournament due to his lack of a coronavirus vaccine, and Zverev was injured.

The top 20 positions in the ATP rankings have not changed this week, except for the exchange of positions between Italy’s Matteo Berrettini, ranked 14th in the world, and Spaniard Pablo Carreno, ranked 15th in the rankings.

Here are the top ten ATP rankings:

1- Daniil Medvedev (Russia) – 6885 points

2. Alexander Zverev (Germany) – 5760

3- Rafael Nadal (Spain) – 5630

4- Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) – 5100

5- Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) – 4890

6- Novak Djokovic (Serbia) – 4770

7- Norwegian Kasper Ruud (Norway) – 4695

8- Flex Alyssum (Canada) – 3625

9 – Cameron Norrie (Great Britain) – 3415

10. Hubert Hurkach (Poland) – 3355 points.

Source: agencies

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