Daniil Medvedev replaces Novak Djokovic as the World No.1 Tennis player

KARACHI: Russia’s Daniil Medvedev has replaced his Serbian counterpart, Novak Djokovic, as the top-ranked Tennis player in the latest ATP Rankings, here on Monday.

Medvedev, who is set to miss the upcoming Wimbledon following its decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players will further increase his lead over the former top-ranked player Djokovic.

Following Wimbledon’s decision to ban the Russian and Belarusian players, the ranking points have been stripped of the mega event.

The defending champion – Serbia’s Djokovic is bound to lose more ranking points (2,000) as compared to Medvedev, who only stands to lose 180 points.

The Serb has slipped to the third position in the latest ATP Rankings, while Germany’s Alexander Zverev claimed the second.

It is the first instance since November 2003 that none of Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer or Andy Murray appeared in the top-two ranking spots.

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