New brand for Daniil Medvedev. This Monday, the Russian, No. 2 in the world, officially became the fifth man to overcome the 10,000 point barrier with the current ATP world ranking system, the first after Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
A finalist at the Australian Open, Medvedev rose three weeks ago, for the first time, to No. 2 in the world, being the first to get into the select World Top 2, without being the Swiss, the Spanish, the Serbian or the Scottish since July 25, 2005.
Now, after the Miami Masters 1000, where the Russian fell in the quarterfinals, he managed to be the first with more than 10,000 units on the world list, not being Federer, Nadal, Djokovic or Murray. In his case, he appears as the Serbian’s escort in the ranking and holds 10,030 points.
At the age of 25, the Russian made his way to the elite and has won 10 titles, all on hard surfaces, including Marseille this year. Thus, he continues firm with his aggressive proposal and aims to stay there, the most difficult, without a doubt, after being able to climb so much.
Medvedev is aware that he is obliged to achieve high consistency on the professional circuit so as not to give up the ground he has gained in the last year and a half. Now he is almost 2,000 points behind Djokovic, the undisputed No. 1, and takes more than 300 units to Nadal, the now last on the podium.
He is the third Russian to reach the World Top 2, since Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin were even No. 1. Meanwhile, in women, Maria Sharapova and Dinara Safina climbed to the top of the WTA, while Anastasia Myskina, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva ranked second.
Thus, Medvedev continues to make tennis history and is not satisfied. His new goal is to aim for first place, although for that he will have to maintain a high level, especially in the Grand Slam and other heavyweight events.