Daniil Medvedev this week got back to winning ways on the ATP Tour, his 20 match winning run came to an end in Melbourne to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final.
Last week in Rotterdam the Russian didn’t hang around for long and was very frustrated figure on court losing in two sets to Dusan Lajovic but is back in the winners circle and for a tenth time in his career.
His first title came at the beginning of 2018 in Sydney and since then he has now won a title in four consecutive years on the tour. His time this week in Marseille looked like being tricky, Daniil has quite a difficult record in France against Frenchman, winning just one of his previous eleven matches and it looked like being a problem again.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert was looking to be the latest Frenchman to add himself to that list and after forcing a third set having won five points in a row in the tie-break. Medvedev stayed pretty much in control and sealed his 10th title with a 6-4 6-7 6-4 win.
Not only was it his 10th career title but on Monday he will head to No.2 in the world for the very first time in his career. Daniil will be 202 points ahead of Rafael Nadal in third and 2135 points behind Novak Djokovic at the top of the mens ranking.
Daniil Medvedev has done something the likes of Thiem, Wawrinka, Raonic, Zverev, Del Potro, Cilic and Dimitrov have all tried to do and become No.2 in the world with all holding a career high of No.3 in the ATP rankings. It is the first time since 2nd of July 2005 that the top two in mens tennis has not been two members of the “Big Four”.