Russian Medvedev won his first title in 2023 and climbed 3 places in the world rankings.

Russian Daniel Medvedev won his first title since October last year, defeating Italy’s Yannick Sener (5-7), (6-2), (6-2) on Sunday in the final of the Dutch tennis championship in Rotterdam.

The Russian, who topped the ATP rankings for 16 weeks last year, took two hours and 29 minutes to achieve his fifth victory over Sinner in 5 matches, which brought him against the 21-year-old, who was crowned last Sunday in the Montpellier Tournament with his seventh career title.

Medvedev left behind his last two disappointing participations in this tournament as his career ended in the first round in 2020 and 2021 against Canadian Vasek Pospisil and Serbian Dusan Lajovic respectively.

The Russian increased his tally to 16 titles from 28 final matches and returned to the podium for the first time since winning the Vienna tournament in October at the expense of Canadian Denis Shapovalov.

With this coronation, Medvedev broke into the top ten on Monday at eighth in the ATB classification, the “world ranking of professional tennis players,” after entering the tournament in Rotterdam in 11th place.

While Serbian star Novak Djokovic maintained his position at the top of the world rankings, Canada’s Felix Oy Aliazimy, Denmark’s Holger Ron and Pole’s Hubert Herkach dropped one spot, while Italy’s Yannick Sinner dropped two spots to 12th.

The ranking of the players who took the first 10 positions is as follows:

Serb Novak Djokovic is in first place with 7070 points.

Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz is in 2nd place with 6480 points.

Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas is in 3rd place with 5940 points.

Norwegian Kasper Rudd with 5515 points is in 4th place.

Russian Andrey Rublev is in 5th place with 3860 points.

Spaniard Rafael Nadal is in 6th place with 3815 points.

American Taylor Fritz is in 7th place with 3660 points.

Russian Daniil Medvedev is in 8th place with 3250 points.

Canadian Felix Oge Aliazime is in 9th place with 3200 points.

Dane Holger Ron is in 10th place with 3161 points.

Source: “Wakalat”

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