Djokovic to be overtaken as world No 1 by Daniil Medvedev after Dubai loss

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  • Serb will lose top spot after shock defeat to Jiri Vesely
  • First time since 2004 No 1 not Djokovic, Federer, Nadal or Murray

Novak Djokovic’s run of two consecutive years as the undisputed tennis No 1 came to an end on Thursday night as he suffered a shock defeat to Jiri Vesely, the Czech world No 123, losing 6-4, 7-6 (4) in their Dubai quarter-final. With his defeat, Russia’s Daniil Medvedev will overtake Djokovic to become the new world No 1 on Monday.

After 18 years of unprecedented dominance from the men’s “big four”, Medvedev’s rise carries particular significance as he is the first player other than Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to reach the number one since Andy Roddick in 2004.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol
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