Daniil Medvedev moved into second place in the ATP rankings on Monday, overtaking Rafael Nadal.
The 25-year-old Russian, who was beaten by world number one Novak Djokovic in this year’s Australian Open final, was elevated to second thanks to his win in the final of the Marseille tournament on Sunday.
His 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-4 victory against Pierre-Hugues Herbert made him just the fifth player to occupy the number two spot in the 16 years since July 2005.
Apart from Djokovic and Nadal, only Roger Federer and Andy Murray have held the position in that time.
Djokovic last week broke Federer’s record for the number of weeks spent in the top spot.