20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic congratulated Daniil Medvedev on his world record win. Medvedev entered this week with a solid opportunity to become #1 for the first time in his career.
Medvedev took first place with the Acapulco title. On Thursday, Djokovic suffered a shock quarter-final defeat in Dubai against qualifier Jerry Vesely. With the loss to Djokovic, Medvedev, who has reached the quarter-finals of Acapulco, is guaranteed to become the new No. 1.
“Congratulations also to the well-deserved DaniilMedwed who will now become world number one,” Djokovic wrote on Twitter.
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– Novak Djokovic (DjokerNole) February 24 2022
Djokovic keeps his promise
During his pre-tournament press conference in Dubai, Djokovic was asked about the possibility of Medvedev replacing him for the first place.
Djokovic responded by saying that Medvedev deserved the lead, adding that he would be the first to congratulate him. “He deserves to be No. 1. In the end it will happen.
If that happens this week, I will be the first to congratulate him,” Djokovic said. When asked about Djokovic’s comment, Medvedev said the Serb was definitely not lying. He is telling the truth.
Every time I accomplish something, and not just me, we can see that for many players, Novak always congratulates everyone,” Medvedev said. After saying that Djokovic always delivers on his promise, Medvedev added more praise to the Serbian when he said he had never He saw the 20-time Grand Slam champion speak negatively of an opponent after the match.
“Maybe when he was very young, I don’t know. But I don’t think you’ll find, at least when I came on tour, a match where Novak said something bad about the opponent after the match and didn’t congratulate him.
That’s how it is.” Medvedev should now be relieved that I’ve secured the lead. It remains to be seen if Medvedev can now finish the week with the Acapulco title.