“Novak or Rafa” Wilander a former world No 1 explained the difference between being the best player according to…
That assessment will be like music to the ears of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer, who are locked in a battle for the most Grand Slam titles.
“I think that you can be No 1 in different ways,” the retired pro-turned-Eurosport pundit explained when discussing Medvedev’s rise to the top.
“I feel like Daniil Medvedev deserves to be there, but to really go out and be looked upon as the best player in the world every day, he most probably needs to win a couple more Grand Slams while he is No 1 in the world.”
“Novak or Rafa” Wilander a former world No 1 explained the difference between being the best player according to..
Wilander, a former world No 1 himself, explained the difference between being the best player according to the rankings and the current best player in the game, saying Medvedev was yet to achieve the latter.
He continued: “But that’s how the ranking works. That’s how the computer works and if you play a lot of tournaments and you’re consistent, you deserve to be there, but it must never be confused with being the best player in the world today and being the best player consistently over the last 12 months. There’s a huge difference between the two.”
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The 26-year-old secured his world No 1 ranking last week while he was competing in Acapulco when Djokovic – playing a different ATP 500 event in Dubai – suffered a shock defeat to qualifier Jiri Vesely.