President of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpishchev told SE how defeat Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals of the ATP tournament in Mexico against the Spaniard Rafael Nadal (3:6, 3:6) will affect the status of the first racket of the world.
“Actually, it won’t have any effect. He overtook Djokovic by 150-200 points. But overall it doesn’t mean anything. Before the Grand Slam, Medvedev will be the first. Such a tournament will give a lot of points, it is there that everything will be decided. You have to play there and think about what you will become, ”Tarpischev told SE.
Medvedev from next week will become the first racket of the world, as on February 24, Djokovic lost to Jiri Vesely in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Dubai with a score of 6:4, 7:6 (7:4).
Medvedev is the first racket of the world. The Russians were not at the head of the rating for 20 years