Paul Annacone weighs in on Daniil Medvedev losing No. 1 spot to Novak Djokovic



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Paul Annacone weighs in on Daniil Medvedev losing No. 1 spot to Novak Djokovic

Tennis expert Paul Annacone insists what Daniil Medvedev achieved can't be taken away from him even though he reclaimed the No. 1 spot from Novak Djokovic for just three weeks. On February 28, Medvedev achieved one of his biggest tennis goals and became the No.

1 for the first time in his career. Djokovic isn't playing at the Indian Wells Masters but Daniil Medvedev's shock third round defeat to Gael Monfils ensured the Serb's return to the top spot. When the ATP rankings list gets updated on Monday, Djokovic will again be the No.

1. Djokovic, 34, owns the record for the most weeks spent as world No. 1. "Novak Djokovic seems to be around that No. 1 ranking for about the last 30 years in a row," Annacone said on Tennis Channel, per Sportskeeda. "[It is going to be] the old see-saw battle between him and Daniil Medvedev."

Annacone: Medvedev will eventually return to No.

1 again

Medvedev was ranked at No. 2 for a full year before finally overtaking Djokovic at the top spot. As Djokovic's future on the Tour remains uncertain due to his vaccine stance, it's logical to expect Medvedev to return sooner or later to the top spot.

"You can never take that away from Medvedev, I think he's going to get back there and get comfortable being there [in the future]," Annacone said. "I think he was not comfortable playing here in Indian Wells, it's tough conditions here for people that hit the ball really flat." Medvedev has played in Indian Wells five times and he has just one round-of-16 appearance.

"Lindsay [Davenport] hit the ball really flat and I asked her yesterday and she [said she] loved playing here. I think because of the air, the ball flies further. Clearly, Medvedev was unsettled [because of that] and Gael [Monfils] took care of him," Annacone said.