Daniil Medvedev speaks on his chances of overtaking Novak Djokovic at No. 1

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Daniil Medvedev speaks on his chances of overtaking Novak Djokovic at No. 1

Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev is determined to put up a strong campaign at the Miami Masters and reclaim the No. 1 ranking. Medvedev officially became the No. 1 for the first time in his career on February 28 but his reign was short-lived as this Monday Novak Djokovic replaced the Russian at the top spot.

Djokovic, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, didn't play in Indian Wells but Medvedev suffered a shock third round exit and the Serb returned to the top spot this Monday. Medvedev needs to reach at least the Miami semifinal in order to replace Djokovic at the No.

1 spot when the ATP rankings list gets updated next time. "If I manage to play good tennis here, I think I have my chances of getting it back. But, yeah, you know, I want to try my best every day on every practice, every match," Medvedev explained, per Tennis Majors.

Medvedev says Miami has one of the slowest hard courts

Medvedev not loving slow courts has been well-documented but he insists he is ready to pplay well in Miami. "I won't share my secrets but I feel like we have done good adjustments and I'm ready to play good," Medvedev said.

Medvedev suffered a shock third round loss to Gael Monfils in Indian Wells and he will certainly be extremely motivated to bounce back in Miami. "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 after his Indian Wells exit. Medvedev's best Miami result came last year, when he made the quarterfinal before losing to Roberto Bautista Agut.