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Serbia’s number one Novak Djokovic was thrashed 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) by world number 123 Jiri Vesely in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Open. Due to this defeat, Djokovic is no longer the world number one tennis player. Now Daniil Medvedev of Russia will replace him. Djokovic’s defeat has benefited Medvedev. Who has now become the new number one player in the world.
When the new ATP rankings are released on February 28, Medvedev will move to first place. Djokovic has dropped out of the first place in the ATP rankings for the first time since 2020. He remained world number one for almost 361 weeks.
With Medvedev becoming number one, another player has replaced the ‘Big Four’ in the men’s tennis rankings since February 2, 2004. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic dominated the Big Four for so long. Now apart from these four, a new face will be the biggest face of the world ranking. Medvedev won his first Grand Slam title last year by defeating Djokovic in the US Open final. At the same time, he lost to Nadal in the final of the Australian Open last month.
Big Four – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.
Djokovic looking forward to 21st Grand Slam
Djokovic has won 20 Grand Slam titles so far. Prior to this year’s Australian Open, he was on top with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in terms of winning the most Grand Slams. Now Rafael Nadal has come at number one in this list with 21 Grand Slams. Djokovic was not allowed to play the Australia Open. He had reached Australia with the dream of winning the tenth Australian Open title.
Recently, Novak Djokovic said in an interview given to the BBC that he would not get the corona vaccine under any circumstances. That’s why he could not play in the Australia Open.