Reuters JAIMI JOY
Russian Daniel Medvedev translated his good career in the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament in tennis, by climbing the professional players’ rankings, making Medvedev third after reaching the final.
And for the first time in his career, the 25-year-old Medvedev became among the top three, at the expense of Austrian Dominic Thim, who fell to fourth place.
The lead is still held by the Serbian giant, Novak Djokovic, who is crowned in Australia with his 18th Grand Slam title and ninth in Melbourne.
The Serbian opponent, Rafael Nadal, is ahead of more than two thousand points, and is on his way to the largest number of weeks in the first place owned by the Swiss current Roger Federer (310), reaching the 311st week at the top on the eighth of next March.
The Bulgarian, Grigor Dimitrov, climbed four places and became 17th, after reaching the quarter-finals in Melbourne.
Top ten ranking (February 22, 2021):
1- Novak Djokovic, 12,130 points.
2- Spain’s Rafael Nadal 9850
3- Russian Daniel Medvedev 9735 (+1)
4- Austrian Dominic Thiem 9125 (-1).
5- Roger Federer, the Swiss 6630.
6- The Greek Stefanos Tsetsipas 6595.
7- German Alexander Zverev 5615.
8- The Russian Andrei Rublev 4609.
9- Argentine Diego Schwarzmann 3480.
10- Italian Matteo Perrettini 3480.