Daniil Medvedev, decided to not be remembered for his short-lived keep at world primary, mentioned that he’s concentrating on a return to the highest with a stellar exhibiting on the French Open.
Medvedev, ranked second, claimed high spot in late February however was overtaken by Novak Djokovic simply two weeks later. The Russian can ascend the summit as soon as once more if he reaches the ultimate at Roland Garros.
“I for certain need to be there greater than two weeks. I need to attempt to do it,” Medvedev mentioned after his straight-sets win over Miomir Kecmanovic on Saturday to succeed in the fourth spherical in Paris.
“It’s not one thing that pressures me, as a result of I’m actually blissful I managed to do it. I keep in mind Indian Wells. I misplaced, didn’t like my match in opposition to Gael (Monfils). That’s once I knew I used to be going to lose the No. 1 spot.”
The 26-year-old joked that he seemed up the gamers who had spent the shortest time at primary and realised he was in positive firm.
“I went on Web and seemed, identical to this on Google, who have been the shortest like No. 1 gamers on this planet, and the primary I noticed Pat Rafter being there for one week, and he’s an absolute legend, and Carlos Moya was someplace there,” Medvedev mentioned.
“It’s one thing no person can take away from me. Not that many gamers might take it whereas they play tennis. It’s an incredible motivation to attempt to come again there.”
Medvedev, who faces Marin Cilic on Monday, will miss Wimbledon after Russian and Belarusian gamers have been banned from the grasscourt main over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, for which Belarus has been a key staging space.