Medvedev Soars To The Top, Mover Of Week

  • Posted: Feb 28, 2022

Medvedev Soars To The Top, Mover Of Week looks at the top Movers of the Week in the ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 28 February 2022

No. 1 Daniil Medvedev, +1 (Career High)
The 26-year-old has soared to the top of the tennis mountain for the first time in his career, becoming the 27th player to reach No. 1 in the ATP Rankings. Medvedev, who advanced to the semi-finals at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC last week, is the first player outside the ‘Big Four’ of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to hold the top spot in 18 years, three weeks and six days, since Andy Roddick on 1 February 2004. Standing at 6’ 6”, the 13-time tour-level titlist is the tallest World No. 1 in the history of the ATP Rankings.

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No. 4 Rafael Nadal, +1
The Spaniard has risen one place after he maintained his perfect start to the season in Acapulco. The 35-year-old defeated Cameron Norrie in the final at the ATP 500 event to capture his third tour-level trophy of the year. Nadal, who has now earned 91 tour-level crowns, is 15-0 on the season. Read Acapulco Final Report & Watch Highlights.

No. 6 Andrey Rublev, +1
The 24-year-old has climbed one spot after he continued his dream month at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, clinching the title at the ATP 500 tournament. Rublev, who lifted the trophy in Marseille earlier in February, rallied past Jiri Vesely in the championship match. Read Dubai Final Report & Watch Highlights.

No. 50 Pedro Martinez, +22 (Career High)
Following his breakthrough run to his maiden tour-level title at the Chile Dove Men+Care Open last week, the Spaniard has jumped into the Top 50 for the first time. Martinez showed his fighting qualities throughout the week in Santiago, prevailing in the deciding set three times en route to the crown. Read Santiago Final & Watch Highlights.

No. 74 Jiri Vesely, +49
The Czech stunned former World No. 1 Djokovic in Dubai as he advanced to the championship match as a qualifier at the hard-court tournament. The 28-year-old arrived in Dubai holding a 1-5 record on the season, but found his best level to earn standout wins against Marin Cilic, Roberto Bautista Agut and Denis Shapovalov as well as Djokovic. Vesely’s victory over the Serbian resulted in Medvedev being crowned the new World No. 1.

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Other Notable Top 100 Movers
No. 10 Hubert Hurkacz, +1
No. 19 Carlos Alcaraz, +1 (Career High)
No. 30 Alex de Minaur, +2
No. 56 Miomir Kecmanovic, +7
No. 62 Sebastian Baez, +16 (Career High)
No. 86 Ricardas Berankis, +13
No. 98 Alejandro Tabilo, +15 (Career High)

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