Novak Djokovic remained No. 1, extending his all-time record to 320 weeks. Medvedev slid in behind him after Spain’s Nadal fell to eventual champion Alexander Zverev of Germany in the quarterfinals of the Mutua Madrid Open last week.
A first-round loss in Madrid by Taylor Fritz, the highest-ranked American, dropped him one spot to No. 31 in the rankings. John Isner, who was defeated in the quarterfinals in Spain, climbed five spots to No. 34.
The last American man to be ranked No. 1 was Andy Roddick from Nov. 30, 2003, to Feb. 1, 2004, after he won the 2003 U.S. Open.
In the most recent rankings, Nadal dropped to No. 3, and the next five spots remained unchanged with Austrian Dominic Thiem at No. 4, followed by Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, Zverev, Russian Andrey Rublev, and Roger Federer of Switzerland.
Italian Matteo Berrettini and Argentine Diego Schwartzman flipped places, with Berrettini moving from No. 10 to 9 after reaching the Madrid final.
Feels great to rise in rankings: World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev
“It is always better when you step up the rankings when you do something great,” he added. Apart from Djokovic and Nadal, only Roger Federer and Andy Murray have held the position in that time. Djokovic last week broke Federer’s record for the number of weeks spent in the top spot.
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