Daniil Medvedev is keeping firmly focused on this week’s Mallorca Championships and has banned all thoughts of passing Novak Djokovic for the No. 1 ATP ranking.
The Russian is more concerned about fine-tuning his game on grass at the upcoming last-chance opportunity on courts laid down under the supervision of expert boffins from the Wimbledon groundskeeping staff.
Around 2,000 ranking points separate the No. 1 Serb and his Russian challenger, but the permutations are so dependent on Wimbledon performances that speculation is a futile exercise.
“I’m not so far, but to overtake him I would need to win Wimbledon or maybe make the final and he loses early,” Medvedev said on Sunday as he settled into the top-seeded position this week on the Spanish island ahead of Dominic Thiem.
“But there are so many circumstances, so I just need to focus on myself to have a chance of motivation.
“I’ve got to win all of my rounds at Wimbledon anyway to have this (ranking) chance.
“If you start thinking of this too early, it makes no sense.
“If I can do something great at Wimbledon and have the chance to pass Novak that would be amazing – but we are still far from that.”