Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal made their debut in new positions in the ATP Ranking

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February 28 will remain engraved in the memory of Daniil Medvedev, because it was officially his first day as world number one and in his premature career as a professional tennis player. While Rafael Nadal, continues to rise like wildfire, after rising two positions in just two months of the season; specifically, he is now the fourth-place owner of the ATP Rankings.

Medvedevafter being runner-up in the Australian Open and being eliminated in the semifinal of the Acapulco Tournament, the Russian managed to accumulate 8,615 points to beat the Serbian Novak Djokovic; who lost his position thanks to his defeat in the tournament of Dubai.

The 26-year-old tennis player also became the third Russian in the entire history of tennis to reach the top of the men’s ranking. In addition to being considered one of the best today.

Rafael Nadalmeanwhile, remains undefeated in the current season and has been the main stone in the way of Medvedevsince he beat him in the first major tournament of the year and in the acapulco tournament. The plethoric moment of the Spanish, has served him to rise like foam and place himself on the fourth step.

the manacori, He comes from adding his fourth trophy on Aztec soil to accumulate 6,515 units so far, surpassing the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas; who after a long time was lowered to the sixth step with 6,445 points.

Now, he will have in his sights to recover the top positions in the men’s ranking and his current level places him as one of the favorites to reign in the rest of the positions. Without forgetting that, after handcuffing Medvedev twice in an easy way, he leaves him alone on the road for being the king of the season.

Medvedevfor his part, will work to maintain his first place in the face of the threat of the Spanish and the former number one, Novak Djokovic. However, the Serbian for now is not clear about his presence in the most important tournaments because he has not been vaccinated.

In this way, tennis fans are focusing their eyes on Medvedev and Rafael Nadalwho currently do not have a rival with enormous capabilities to widely dominate each match or tournament of the year.

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