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The President of the Russian Tennis Federation said that Medvedev could have led the ATP rating earlier, but an injury prevented him

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Russian Daniil Medvedev was supposed to return to the first line of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rating much earlier, but an injury prevented him. Such an opinion “RIA News” expressed President of the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) Shamil Tarpishchev.

“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 smooth 2021, so despite a pause due to injury, he still comes first. Could have become the first again much earlier, if not for the injury.

Daniil Medvedev returned to first place in the world rankings

Daniil Medvedev

Tarpishchev noted that one of Medvedev’s strengths is psychological stability. “I am glad that he is psychologically stable. Remember how the stands disliked him? And now they adore him, because he knows how to talk with the public. When they cheer against him, Daniil is angry, only this makes the opponent worse. This is a fantastic mobilization of the nervous system. In a difficult situation, he becomes stronger, ”said the president of the FTR.

On June 13, Medvedev topped the ATP rating again. Serb Novak Djokovic, who previously led the rankings, lost in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros to Rafael Nadal and was unable to defend his ranking points scored at the previous French Open.

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