The president of the Russian Tennis Federation said Medvedev may have led the ATP assessment earlier, but an injury prevented him.
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Russia’s Daniil Medvedev should have returned to the top of the Tennis Professionals Association (ATP) rankings much earlier, but an injury prevented him. This opinion was expressed by the President of the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) Shamil Tarpishchev for RIA Novosti.
“I congratulate Daniil from the bottom of my heart,” Tarpishchev said. – He is already a legendary tennis player, Daniil is one of our musketeers who became the first in the world. He had a very quiet 2021, so despite a break due to injury, he is still first. It could have been the first again much earlier, if not for the damage.
Daniil Medvedev is back in first place in the world rankings
Tarpishchev noted that one of Medvedev’s strengths is psychological stability. “I am glad he is psychologically stable. Remember how the stands did not like him? And now they adore him because he knows how to speak to the public. When applauded against him, Daniil gets angry, only that it makes the opponent worse. This is a fantastic mobilization of the nervous system. “In a difficult situation, he becomes stronger,” said the FTR president.
On June 13, Medvedev again headed the ATP assessment. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, who previously led the standings, lost in the quarterfinals to Roland Garros by Rafael Nadal and was unable to defend his ranking points scored in the previous French Open.