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    Murray Or Nostradamus? Andy Predicted Medvedev & Alcaraz’s Rise To No. 1 | ATP Tour

    It could be time to provide Andy Murray a brand new nickname: Nostradamus.

    Throughout an interview with ATPTour.com in Cincinnati in August 2021, the previous World No. 1 was requested which present participant he would decide to succeed in No. 1 within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.

    “Of the present ones Medvedev could be the man I’d count on to get there first. I feel possibly he’ll must be slightly bit extra constant on the clay to get there, however I feel he’s acquired an excellent probability,” Murray stated. “From the younger, younger ones, I feel [Carlos] Alcaraz is actually, actually good. I feel he’s acquired an excellent probability at it. I’d most likely say Alcaraz if I needed to decide one from the younger guys.”

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    Murray’s prophecy has been fulfilled simply 13 months later. Medvedev ascended to World No. 1 on 28 February and has held the highest spot for 16 weeks over two stints. Alcaraz on Monday turned the youngest World No. 1 in Pepperstone ATP Rankings historical past.

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    Alcaraz, Medvedev and most of the recreation’s largest stars face loads of strain on the high of the game. What would Murray’s recommendation be to take care of that?

    “I do know it’s tough, however once I mirror slightly bit by myself profession, I want I had loved the nice moments extra,” Murray stated. “Tennis generally due to the way in which the schedule is, you go from one match to the following and also you don’t usually have the chance to take pleasure in nice outcomes. Should you win in Canada, you’re on a flight that evening to come back right here and in case you win the match right here, you’re straight to New York to start out making ready for that occasion.

    “I simply form of want that in these moments that I’d taken a little bit of a step again and brought a number of days to benefit from the wins extra. A lot arduous work goes into them and it’s what you all the time dreamed of. However when you’re in it, you’re simply all the time onto the following week. I remorse that slightly bit.”

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