Daniil Medvedev will return to action this week at the Aberto de Tennis Miffel in Los Cabos.
Medvedev is the No. 1 player in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, but he is under pressure to earn a top spot. Entering the week, he leads world No. 2 Alexander Zverev by just 775 points. The 26-year-old awaits next week’s 1,000-point National Bank of Canada Open at Rogers.
“I’m definitely looking. [the battle for No. 1] A little, “Medvedev told ATPTour.com. “It also depends on the season because I know at the end of the year, unless I try to win all the remaining tournaments, maybe it will be Rafa. [Nadal] b [year-end No. 1]. But at the same time, if I play well here, I can keep it for a long time [North American hard-court swing]He said.
This is Medvedev’s 11th week as world No. 1 and he is currently in his second season at the top of the men’s tennis mountain. But Medvedev is currently sixth in the Pepperstone ATP Tour to Turin, meaning five players have more points than him this season and could be a threat to the world No. 1 as the year continues.
Although Medvedev is aware of the situation, he does not monitor closely to know exactly how many points he needs to earn each week to secure his position. The four-time ATP Masters 1000 champion is more focused on the matches ahead of him.
“I know that the most important thing is to try to win tournaments, to try to win those points,” Medvedev said. “Then you can keep it [World No. 1]He said.
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The top seed in Los Cabos will compete for the first time since the Mallorca Championships in June. What’s the key to getting a kick out of it?
“It’s hard to say. It’s always different, but definitely winning matches is the most important thing,” said Medvedev, who will open the tournament against wild card Rodrigo Pacheco Mendez or the qualifier. You start, what better thing to do, so that’s what I’m trying to do here in Los Cabos.”