Novak Djokovic misplaced to Jiri Vesely in Dubai on Thursday.© AFP
Novak Djokovic was deposed as world primary by Daniil Medvedev on Thursday after being knocked out of the Dubai ATP event by Czech qualifier Jiri Vesely. Djokovic, who was enjoying in his first event of 2022 after being deported from Australia, misplaced 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) in his quarter-final tie. US Open champion Medvedev, at the moment concerned within the Acapulco event, turns into the third Russian man after Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin to ascend to the world primary spot. He would be the first man apart from Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to carry the highest rating since February 1, 2004.
Djokovic has been primary for a complete of 361 weeks in his profession.
Vesely, ranked 123 on the earth and who had already defeated Djokovic at Monte Carlo in 2016, will face both Canadian sixth seed Denis Shapovalov or Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania for a spot within the last.
“It’s an amazing feeling. I never thought I would really have a chance against Novak, he’s one of the greatest of all time, if not the best,” mentioned Vesely.
“After the last 12 months, I’ve been going through… it’s unbelievable, I have so many emotions inside, it’s hard to describe, it’s just an amazing feeling.”
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