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Medvedev New World Number One

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Daniil Medvedev is the new world number one. Djokovic’s surprising loss to Vesely in Dubai has sealed the top spot for the Russian.

Medvedev will be the first man outside the “Big 4” (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray) to be world number one since Andy Roddick in 2004. Medvedvev has kept winning in the Acapulco ATP 500 and is now ready for the semi-final against Rafael Nadal. An exciting re-match of their Australian Open final. If you want to see what the bookies think, check out the tennis odds.

“It’s not easy to play a match when you get this news during the day,” said Medvedev, who did not know that Djokovic’s loss guaranteed him the top spot until he started receiving congratulatory messages. “The first goal for me was to still win today because I’m here to try to win every match I play. But it’s definitely some great news.”

What about Djokovic?

That Medvedev is the new world number one is not surprising, but Djokovic’s loss to Vesely came as a shock to many. This is what Novak had to say about it.

“My goal is to keep on playing tennis,” Djokovic said in his post-match press conference. “That’s the ultimate goal. For as long as I really feel like it and as long as I can play. As long as my body allows me, as long as the circumstances in my life as well, the people that surround me [and] support me.

“I’m still motivated and I’m still pissed off when I lose a match. I care about it. I care about winning every match, as anybody else on the Tour, regardless of the age. I’m actually glad that I’m feeling a lot of emotions every single day because it means that I really want to be part of this sport, part of the Tour.”

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