Medvedev’s 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 win against Alexander Zverev of Germany on Sunday lifted him above 39-year-old Swiss Roger Federer who has sat out most of the season following an operation.
Browsing: Paris Masters
“I won’t play in Paris as I can’t add to my points tally but I will go to Vienna and London,” Djokovic said ahead of the event beginning November 2 to November 8.
The world No 2, who won his 20th Grand Slam title at the French Open earlier this month, has decided to prolong his season despite saying earlier this month that he was unsure whether he would be back on a match court in 2020.
The 22-year-old 6ft 6in Russian, already the owner of two indoor hard court titles this year, won 6-4 6-1 against Dominic Thiem.
It was a match and win that stretched his remarkable unbeaten run to 22 matches
Second seed Novak Djokovic reached the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters after Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur retired with a back injury.
Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic have been forced to withdraw from the Paris Masters with both players’ seasons now in doubt.
The Spaniard, who made sure he will end the year as world number one by reaching the third round, had to dig deep to see off Cuevas and set up a meeting with Serbian qualifier Filip Krajinovic
Milos Raonic’s withdrawal from the semis gave the Scotsman a bye into the final, and a fresh Murray – who has to wait until Monday before officially being named as the world’s best player – came out on top against Isner 6-3 6-7(4) 6-4 to maintain his impressive streak
The world number one pushed the Scot hard his his next service game, but Murray saved three break points to keep himself in the opener, before dropping service again next time around, allowing the Serb to serve it out in the next game