ANKARA – Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev on Monday become the number one in ATP Rankings with 8,615 points, surpassing Serbian Novak Djokovic.

Medvedev has become the first tennis player since 2004 outside the “Big Four” of Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to reach the spot.

The 26-year-old is also the sixth-oldest player to sit at the top spot for the first time and became the third Russian following Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin.

After Djokovic lost to Jiri Vesely in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships quarterfinals last Thursday, Medvedev guaranteed his place at the top rankings. (Anadolu)