Daniil Medvedev reveals what was his reaction to losing No. 1 spot to Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz replaced Medvedev at the top spot following the US Open.

Daniil Medvedev revealed he “did not feel much” when he lost his No. 1 ranking and noted that he simply didn’t play well enough during the North American hard court swing. Medvedev, who won the Toronto Masters and US Open last year, had a large chunk of points to defend during the North American hard court swing.

After suffering a second round defeat at the Canadian Masters and then losing in the US Open round-of-16, Medvedev dropped to No. 4 in the world. “To be honest, I didn’t feel much when I lost the No. 1 spot,” Medvedev said, per Eurosport.

“The ranking is the consequence of your results and if we take the American summer, for example, I did not take enough points to stay No. 1, or even No. 2 or 3. Whereas Casper, Carlos, Rafa, [Nadal] of course, with the two Grand Slams he won at the start of the year, they took a lot more points.

So, it’s just logical. I have no feelings about it, no reason to cry. I can only tell myself that I have to do better if I want to find this place in the future”.

How Medvedev lost his top spot

Last year, Medvedev won the Toronto Masters and US Open.

Because of that, Medvedev entered this year’s North American hard court swing with a large chunk of points to defend. Medvedev didn’t do well in Canada, having lost in the second round. After failing to defend his title at the Canadian Masters, Medvedev also lost in the US Open round-of-16.

Following Medvedev’s US Open round-of-16 loss to Kyrgios, Nadal, Alcaraz and Ruud were the three players that had the chance to overtake the Russian at the spot. After Nadal’s loss to Frances Tiafoe, Alcaraz and Ruud were left with the best chance to take the top spot. In the final, Alcaraz defeated Ruud and that’s how he overtook Medvedev at the top spot.

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