Daniil Medvedev wants to be on top of the world again

Daniil Medvedev has his sights set on returning to the world primary spot after his first reign on the prime lasted only a fortnight.

The 26-year-old revealed he even Googled ‘shortest time as world number one’ after Novak Djokovic reclaimed his place on the summit earlier this 12 months.

The controversial resolution to strip Wimbledon of rating factors will skew the standings with Medvedev in with an opportunity of climbing again above Djokovic regardless of being one of many Russians banned from enjoying at SW19.

It’s doubtless an odd scenario however Medvedev insisted: “For certain I need to be there greater than two weeks. I need to attempt to do it.

“We gained’t know the way this Wimbledon factor (will have an effect on it), however I need to attempt to make one of the best outcomes doable, ranging from right here.

“I bear in mind Indian Wells I misplaced, I didn’t like my match towards Gael (Monfils). ‘Well, OK, it’s tennis, I misplaced’. That’s once I knew I used to be going to lose the quantity spot. I used to be like, ‘well, just two weeks’.

“I went on the web and regarded identical to this on Google, who have been the shortest primary gamers on the earth, and the primary I noticed was Pat Rafter being there for one week, and he’s an absolute legend, and Carlos Moya was someplace there.

“I didn’t know these stats, and if someone requested me how lengthy have been Rafter and Moya primary, I’d say, ‘I don’t know, six months, one 12 months?’

“So it’s something nobody can take away from me. Not that many players could take it while they play tennis. It’s a great motivation to try to come back there.”

Medvedev raced into the third spherical of the French Open with a 6-2 6-4 6-2 victory over Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic in lower than two hours.

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