If the Russian beats Novak Djokovic on Sunday and wins this season’s first Grand Slam, he’ll surpass Rafael Nadal and take second place in the ATP ranking.
Nadal has been in the top two best tennis players in the world since June 11, 2017 – 1,350 days – and could displaced by Medvedev if he wins the tournament and takes his ranking points to 685.
Both players are set to play in the Open 500 between March 1 and 7 alongside other top tennis stars.
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“People don’t question the severity of your injury for no reason,” said Groth, who is now a top analyst on Australian TV.
“Djokovic has a reputation for being the boy who cried wolf. Federer and Nadal needed a bad guy, and they got Djokovic. Novak Djokovic tries to give an impression he doesn’t care about not being liked, but I’m not convinced that’s true. He will never attract the universal support they (Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal) do. Every era needs a villain. And he’s become just that. On the court, Djokovic is nothing short of incredible. He’s on another level, the guy you never want in your draw. But off the court, he has done himself no favours.”
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