Daniil Medvedev reacts to losing No. 1 spot to Novak Djokovic



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Daniil Medvedev reacts to losing No. 1 spot to Novak Djokovic

Daniil Medvedev will be replaced at the No. 1 spot on Monday and he admits it will serve him as a motivation to go to the Miami Masters and try to reclaim the top spot. Medvedev, who replaced Novak Djokovic at the No. 1 spot on February 28, suffered a surprise Indian Wells third round defeat to Gael Monfils.

Even though Djokovic is not competing in Indian Wells, he will replace Medvedev at the No. 1 spot on Monday. "Now I know I'm going to lose it, so I have Miami to try to get the top spot back. Usually feeling a little bit better in Miami, so we'll try to play good there.

You know, I always say, when I play my best tennis, it's really tough to beat me," Medvedev said, per Mario Boccardi.

Medvedev's Indian Wells struggles continue

Medvedev won the first set against Monfils but the Frenchman stormed back to win 4-6 6-3 6-1.

It's evident that the Indian Wells conditions don't suit up Medvedev's game as the Russian hasn't had much success in the desert so far in his career. Medvedev, who has been a top player for a couple of years now, has played in Indian Wells five times and he has only once managed to make the round-of-16 - which is extremely below expectation for the Russian.

"First of all, the tournament, I don't feel amazing in my sensations in Indian Wells and sometimes when you play a guy who plays good, who can play good, if he steps up the level a little bit, I couldn't find it today," Medvedev admitted.

"But the toughest part of tennis is to reproduce it time after time. That's where the big three are just unreal because no matter which conditions, they are always winning tournaments or winning some crazy matches. Yeah, I'm going to need to try to do better."