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Novak Djokovic gives way to number one in the world after a shock defeat

Daniil Medvedev on Monday will overtake NOVAK DZHAKOVICH as the number one in the world after a shock defeat by Jiri Vesely in the quarterfinals of the Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai.

Playing in his first tournament of the year after deportation from Australia, Djokovic felt relatively comfortable in his first two matches.

But a combination of some unusual mistakes and an inspired opponent contributed to the 6-4 7-6 (4) defeat, marking the end of Djokovic’s current two-year rule at the top of the rankings.

The Serb ranks first after overtaking Rafael Nadal on February 2, 2020, setting a new record last March in a few weeks at the top, which is currently 361.

But next week this position will be taken by US Open champion Medvedev, who is reaching the quarterfinals of the Mexican Open in Acapulco.

This week, the Russian knew that the title guaranteed him first place, and speaking on the weekend, Djokovic said: “He deserves to be number one. Eventually, it will happen. If it happens this week, I will be the first to congratulate him. “

Medvedev, who suffered a painful defeat to Nadal in five sets in last month’s Australian Open final, will be the first person, apart from Djokovic, Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, to hold the first number in the world rankings after Andy Roddick in February 2004.

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Czech Jolly is ranked 123rd in the rankings, but is playing well above that this week, with the 28-year-old footballer being the lowest player to beat Djokovic in almost four years.

Djokovic got an early break, but Merry, who won their only previous meeting in Monte Carlo six years ago, again pressed for the first seed in the seventh inning and failed to take the first set.

He broke Djokovic for the third time in the seventh game of the second set, and although he could not give up the victory, Merry achieved a tie-break to secure the famous victory.



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Novak Djokovic gives way to number one in the world after a shock defeat

Daniil Medvedev on Monday will overtake NOVAK DZHAKOVICH as the number one in the world after a shock defeat by Jiri Vesely in the quarterfinals of the Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai.

Playing in his first tournament of the year after deportation from Australia, Djokovic felt relatively comfortable in his first two matches.

But a combination of some unusual mistakes and an inspired opponent contributed to the 6-4 7-6 (4) defeat, marking the end of Djokovic’s current two-year rule at the top of the rankings.

The Serb ranks first after overtaking Rafael Nadal on February 2, 2020, setting a new record last March in a few weeks at the top, which is currently 361.

But next week this position will be taken by US Open champion Medvedev, who is reaching the quarterfinals of the Mexican Open in Acapulco.

This week, the Russian knew that the title guaranteed him first place, and speaking on the weekend, Djokovic said: “He deserves to be number one. Eventually, it will happen. If it happens this week, I will be the first to congratulate him. “

Medvedev, who suffered a painful defeat to Nadal in five sets in last month’s Australian Open final, will be the first person, apart from Djokovic, Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, to hold the first number in the world rankings after Andy Roddick in February 2004.

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Czech Jolly is ranked 123rd in the rankings, but is playing well above that this week, with the 28-year-old footballer being the lowest player to beat Djokovic in almost four years.

Djokovic got an early break, but Merry, who won their only previous meeting in Monte Carlo six years ago, again pressed for the first seed in the seventh inning and failed to take the first set.

He broke Djokovic for the third time in the seventh game of the second set, and although he could not give up the victory, Merry achieved a tie-break to secure the famous victory.



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