The 11th week of Daniil Medvedev’s reign as the world’s top dog. After skipping Wimbledon, the Russian is back in action at Los Cabos, keen to bring his best on the North American hard-court swing after defending a lot of points there.
Following his first Major victory at the US Open the previous year, Daniil has yet to claim the championship. Next week, he will play Boris Becker for the ATP title, but on August 15, things could get difficult for him.
For Medvedev to continue leading Alexander Zverev in the world rankings, he has to win the Los Cabos final or the quarterfinal at the Canada Masters. The Russian will overtake the German if he wins the third round at the Canada Masters and the Los Cabos quarterfinal while the German is sidelined with an injury.
That shouldn’t be a problem, but Daniil will have to overcome his greatest obstacle in the last months of the year-end campaign. All three ATP finals Medvedev played in in 2022 were losses, including the epic matchup with Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.
Over 3000 points behind Nadal in the ATP Race, he is currently placed sixth. Rafa is mentioned by Daniil as the year’s top favorite since he knows it will be difficult to catch him in the remaining months. Nadal is 1500 points behind Medvedev in the ATP rankings.
Despite skipping the second half of 2022 due to an injury, Rafa has no points to defend for the remainder of the season.
Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev are contenders for the top spot at year’s finish.
The Russian will aim for as many points as he can in Cincinnati, Canada, and Los Cabos in an effort to win the second US Open title.
For the remainder of the season, Medvedev must defend 5000 points, a significant challenge if he is to win his first year-end No. 1 ranking. ” I’m a little bit watching the No. 1 battle. It depends on what stage you are looking at it at.
But Rafael Nadal ought to complete the year as the top player, barring any last-minute attempts on my part to win every tournament in 2022. On the other hand, if I play my cards well during the North American swing, I can hold it for a very long time. I need to put up my best effort and acquire as many victories and points as I can “said Daniil Medvedev.