Rafa Roundup: Nadal dangers shedding his No.2 world rating after Tsitsipas defeat


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If the Russian beats Novak Djokovic on Sunday and wins this season’s first Grand Slam, he’ll surpass Rafael Nadal and take second place within the ATP rating.

Nadal has been within the prime two greatest tennis gamers on this planet since June 11, 2017 – 1,350 days – and will displaced by Medvedev if he wins the event and takes his rating factors to 685.

Each gamers are set to play within the Open 500 between March 1 and seven alongside different prime tennis stars.

“Individuals don’t query the severity of your harm for no purpose,” mentioned Groth, who’s now a prime analyst on Australian TV.

“Djokovic has a repute for being the boy who cried wolf. Federer and Nadal wanted a foul man, and so they acquired Djokovic. Novak Djokovic tries to present an impression he doesn’t care about not being appreciated, however I’m not satisfied that’s true. He won’t ever entice the common help they (Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal) do. Each period wants a villain. And he’s turn out to be simply that. On the court docket, Djokovic is nothing wanting unbelievable. He’s on one other stage, the man you by no means need in your draw. However off the court docket, he has achieved himself no favours.”

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