Zverev Set To Overtake Medvedev For World No. 4 Spot After Rome Win

Zverev Set To Overtake Medvedev For World No. 4 Spot After Rome Win

by Zachary Wimer

Alexander Zverev will become a new world no. 4 on Monday, overtaking Daniil Medvedev, thanks to his triumph at the 2024 Italian Open in Rome.

The German player hasn't won a big trophy since his return from ankle injury last year, at least not until this week. He used the slightly depleted draw of the Italian Open to win his first big trophy since his return from an ankle injury last year.

The ATP Masters 1000 event in Rome didn't feature Jannik Sinner or Carlos Alcaraz, who many consider the top players right now. Novak Djokovic was quite unlucky to get hit by a metal water bottle, which severely hampered his performance in the shocking loss to Alejandro Tabilo.

Zverev ousted Tabilo in the semi-final before taking down another Chilean, Nicolas Jarry, in the final. He was the top name remaining in the draw ahead of the semi-final matches, so ending up with the trophy didn't come as a huge surprise from that point.

He hopes to carry that over to Roland Garros, where he has played really well in recent years. The draw will be a factor in that because a good draw can help him get the trophy, as we've seen this year.

That's why this triumph in Rome is very significant. With the triumph, Zverev is set to overtake Daniil Medvedev as the world's number four player, thanks to getting his points total to 6345, which is 50 more than the Russian's 6295 points.

That ensures him the fourth seed at Roland Garros, which means that he can't face the other top three seeds until the semi-final. That's very useful because the other top three seeds will be Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, and Jannik Sinner, players who are the top favorites to win the season's second major.


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