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Murray Believes Medvedev and Alcazar Will Be No. 1

Former ATP world no. 1 Andy Murray sees a couple young players who have all the right moves and attributes to someday accomplish the top ranking.

“Of the current ones Medvedev would be the guy I would expect to get there first,” Murray told this week. “I think maybe he will need to be a little bit more consistent on the clay to get there, but I think he’s got a good chance. From the young, young ones, I think [Carlos] Alcaraz is really, really good. I think he’s got a good chance at it. I would probably say Alcaraz if I had to pick one from the young guys.”

Murray holds Medvedev in high regard too. “I like watching [Daniil] Medvedev as well. I think he’s a very interesting player who has got lots of variety and has an awkward-looking game. But he’s very intelligent on the court and that’s what I like to see. I like people who are thinking out there.”

Medvedev is currently ranked no. 2 in the world behind Novak Djokovic.

Murray, who was no. 1 in 2016 and part of 2017 appreciated all the hard work and effort it takes to reign supreme as the ATP’s premier competitor.

“Winning one tournament is difficult. It’s for sure hard to do that. But for me to get to No. 1, I had to win the last five or six tournaments in a row on top of all the events that came before that. To do it for a whole season is extremely difficult.”

“[For Novak] to do that seven times to get to No. 1 [is impressive], but if you look at his other years they’re not too shabby either. There are a lot of No. 2 and No. 3 finishes and winning Slams and winning lots of events in those years as well, so it’s impressive.”

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1 comment

  • Sam · August 17, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Oh, wow, that’s so bold of you, Andy!! Medvedev is currently number two. You mean you think he might actually (gasp) move up a notch??!! 😆

    You know, I was thinking about something. While Nadal was clearly not injured in Paris, there does seem to be something going on with him right now. He said that he took the Covid-19 jab. I wonder if that could be contributing to some of his problems?? Either way, I’m sure it’s not helping him any.



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