By Jürgen Fritz, Mon 08 Aug 2022, Cover photo: © JFB
Daniil Medvedev wins a tournament in Los Cabos (E) for the first time in 47 weeks and extends his lead in The True Tennis World Ranking by 10 points. Nick Kyrgios wins an ATP tournament in Washington (D) for the first time in three years and thus climbs from 17 to 15.
Medvedev wins in Los Cabos, Kyrgios in Washington
In Los Cabos on Saturday night, Daniil Medvedev, the world number one who has lost all his last five finals (in Paris, at the ATP Finals, at the Australian Open, in s’Hertogenbosch and in Halle), won a singles tournament for the first time in 47 weeks since the US Open 2021. He defeated Wimbledon semi-finalist and Los Cabos defending champion Cameron Norrie in the final of the small 250 tournament in Mexico (E category) with a commanding 7:5, 6:0 and seems to be in top form just in time for the US Open (A).
The Russian can now extend his lead in the in The True Tennis World Ranking by 10 points. However, he has 40 points to defend this week at the Canada Open, where he won the title last year.
After his final appearance in Wimbledon (A), Nick Kyrgios now wins the 500 tournament in Washington (D). Kyrgios did not drop his service once in the entire tournament, beating Marcos Giron 6-3, 6-2, Tommy Paul 6-3, 6-4, Reilly Opelka 7-6, 6-2, Frances Tiafoe 6-7, 7-6, 6-2, Mikael Ymer 7-6, 6-3 and in tonight’s final Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4, 6-3. Immediately afterwards Kyrgios also won the Washington doubles title together with Jack Sock. What a week for the Australian!
On Tuesday, Kyrgios continues at the Masters 1000 in Montreal (C). Should he win his first round match at the Canada Open against Sebastian Baez, he would meet the tournament winner from Los Cabos (E), the world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev, directly in the second round (R32) on Wednesday. As Medvedev is one of the top eight seeds in the 56-player field in Montreal and has a first-round bye, he could face Washington winner Kyrgios in his first match.
Kyrgios moves up from 17 to 15 in The JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking, while Jannik Sinner, who won in Washington last year but did not compete there this year, drops from 8 to 10.
The True Tennis World Ranking
And this is how the current JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking looks after Washington (D) and Los Cabos (E):
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