Daniil Medvedev climbed to the best number 2 in his career in the ATP rankings on Monday, making him the first person other than Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer or Andy Murray to retain one of the top two places for 15 1 / 2 years .
Lleyton Hewitt was the last man outside the quartet to sit at No. 1 or No. 2. He finished second in July 2005 after Federer.
Medvedev climbed from No. 3 to swap places with Nadal a day after winning the Open 13 in Marseille, France, for his 10th career title.
Since Hewitt’s last stay at No. 2, this position has been held 368 weeks by Nadal, 203 by Federer, 144 by Djokovic and 41 by Murray.
Djokovic is currently in his 312th week of his No. 1 career; he recently broke Federer’s record of 310 weeks in first place.
Medvedev has twice been runner-up in a Grand Slam tournament, losing to Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open last month and to Nadal in the final of the 2019 US Open.
The 25-year-old Russian is already 14-2 in 2021 and has won 23 of his last 25 games, including the last three tournaments he played in last season.