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Medvedev Is The New No. 1

Novak Djokovic looked flat and tired today losing a match everyone expected him to win vs Jiri Vesely, who played the greatest match of his life. It was Vesely’s second win in two duels with Djokovic, he also beat the Serbian 64 in the third in Rome four years ago.

Djokovic did not look at full strength after having survived the trauma of the vicious fight he endured in January at the hands of the establishment and militant media which tried to assassinate his reputation, character and everything he stands for.

Vesely prevailed today 64 76. It’s also possible Djokovic subconsciously tanked today to save his energies for the bigger fights and tournaments which loom ahead.

Daniil Medvedev will be the new ATP world no. 1 next week. It’s not known what his sponsor bonuses will be from Technifibre and Lacoste. In 1998 when Marcelo Rios became world no. 1 by beating Andre Agassi in the Miami Open final, the Chilean earned $2.5m in bonuses each from Nike and Yonex.

Medvedev will become just the third male Russian player to hold the ATP highest rankings, he was preceded by Marat Safin in 2000 (two weeks) and 2001 (seven weeks) and Yevgeny Kafelnikov in 1999 (six weeks).

Congratulations to Danill Medvedev, currently competing in Acapulco, Mexico, the new tennis superpower dynamo kingpin of professional tennis.

Also notable is the six-foot-six inch Medvedev will be the tallest man to hold the no. 1 ranking.

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