“I think the higher you climb the rankings, the further you want to go. I have been No 2 for quite a long time. I have been playing pretty well.
“I think the higher you climb the rankings, the further you want to go. I have been No 2 for quite a long time. I have been playing pretty well. Of course, yeah, I want to, you know, become No 1, win 25 slams, or something like this,” he said, speaking after his second-round win over home favourite Nick Kyrgios.
Medvedev was well aware he had the opportunity to earn himself the prestigious ranking in Melbourne and become the first man outside of the Big Four to sit at the top spot since 2004.
He continued: “It’s tough, Grand Slams are tough, there are going to be tough opponents. Sometimes you lose early, sometimes you lose late, sometimes you win it.
“I just want to, you know, try to, yeah, try to play really good. If I manage to do big results, I can become No. 1, especially of course with Novak losing his points here. I mean, we cannot not talk about this.”