Daniil Medvedev debuts in the top four positions of the ATP after the final agony of the US Open

PARIS: Daniil Medvedev He climbed into his fourth place career in the ATP ranking on Monday after a remarkable six-week hard race in North America that culminated in a distressing five-set loss to Rafael Nadal in the final of the US Open.

Medvedev, who won his first Masters title last month in Cincinnati, became the third man to reach the final there, in Washington, Canada and the US Open in the same summer.

However, like those that preceded him: Ivan Lendl in 1982 and Andre Agassi in 1995, he also finished second in New York, defeated by Nadal on Sunday in a throbbing competition 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4- 6, 6-4 after four hours and 50 minutes at Arthur Ashe Stadium .

Meanwhile, Nadal is still second but moves to 640 points of the world's number one Novak Djokovic - eliminated by Stan Wawrinka in the last 16 in Flushing Meadows - after winning his 19th Grand Slam title, only slightly less than the third place Roger Federer Total record of 20.

Italian Matteo Berrettini climbed 12 places after 13th after reaching the semifinals in New York.

ATP classification as of September 9:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) - 9,865 pts

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) - 9,225

3. Roger Federer (SUI) - 7,130

4. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) - 5,235 (+1)

5. Dominic Thiem (AUT) - 4,575 (-1)

6. Alexander Zverev (GER) - 4,095

7. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) - 3,420 (+1)

8. Kei Nishikori (JPN) - 3,375 (-1)

9. Karen Khachanov (RUS) - 2,810

10. Roberto Bautista (ESP) - 2,575

11. Fabio Fognini (ITA) - 2,475

12. Gaƫl Monfils (FRA) - 2,455 (+1)

13. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) - 2,245 (+12)

14. David Goffin (BEL) - 2,055 (+1)

15. Borna Coric (CRO) - 2,025 (-3)

16. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) - 1,995 (+5)

17. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) - 1,895 (+1)

18. Kevin Anderson (RSA) - 1,870 (-1)

19. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) - 1,805 (+5)

20. John Isner (USA) - 1,805 (-6)

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