This week, Daniil Medvedev will make his comeback at the Abierto de Tenis Mifel in Los Cabos, where the tournament rookie knows he must start strong.
Despite being ranked No. 1 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, Medvedev is facing competition for the top place. He is only 775 points ahead of World No. 2 Alexander Zverev heading into this week. Next week, the 26-year-old will defend his 1,000-point total at the National Bank Open Presented by Rogers in Canada.
The 11th week that Medvedev has held the top spot in the world rankings will be his second tenure at the summit of the mountain that is men's tennis. But because Medvedev is now ranked sixth in the Pepperstone ATP Race to Turin, five other players have accrued more points than him this year and could challenge him for the No. 1 ranking as the season progresses.