The fight to finish at the top of the world ranking continues to surface between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev. The Russian does not want to give the arm to twist since a stumble would definitely tip the balance for his rival. Because, He battled against Sebastián Korda, came back from the match (4-6, 6-1 and 6-3) and qualified for the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 in Paris.
A defeat for the Russian assured the Serbian, once again, to finish the year in the best way and to displace Pete Sampras as the tennis player with the most completed seasons in the world position. However, the brand new champion of the US Open 2021, recovered after a bad start and is still alive in that race.
How does the dispute continue? With the owner of 20 Grand Slam titles qualifying for the quarterfinals on Parisian concrete, Medvedev was forced to reach the semifinals, since otherwise the reign will continue to belong to the Serbian legend.
However, if the defending tournament champion ends the week with the title under his arm, or if he advances to the final and Nole is eliminated in the semi-finals, the first place in the ranking will continue to be discussed and the story will be defined at the ATP Finals in Turin.
At the moment, the 25-year-old Muscovite is in the quarterfinals and is waiting to meet his rival, who will come out of the cross between Carlos Alcaraz and Hugo Gastón, two great talents.