Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev
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  • Career
    • Nickname is Bearbecause his last name originates from Russian word “medved,” which means bear.
    • No relation to former World No. 4 Andrei Medvedev.
    • Speaks Russian, English and French.
    • Shares a daughter with wife, Daria.
    • Father, Sergey; mother, Olga; sister, Elena.
    • Parents wanted him to take up swimming at age 9, but when he arrived at the pool, he saw an announcement for tennis classes.
    • Inspired when he watched countryman Marat Safin win 2005 Australian Open title.
    • Favourite surface is hard and shot is return.
    • Dream opponent is Pete Sampras.
    • Says that he developed his style and began practising more professionally in 2018 after going for"crazy shots" and "full power" as a younger player.
    • Gets goosebumps thinking about relationship with fans during run to 2019 US Open final: "It was genuine hate, and in the end, it was genuine love."
    • Enjoys reading as well as playing chess and PlayStation.
    • Competedin national competitions for video games.
    • Fan of FC Bayern Munich and football players David Alaba, Robert Lewandowski and former striker Mario Gomez.
    • Would choose Quentin Tarantino to play him in a film about his life.
    • Went to school at Physics and Mathematics Lyceum, finishing his final 2 grades in 1 year.
    • Underwent procedure for small hernia in spring 2022.


    • Spent 16 weeks as World No. 1 in 2022, becoming tallest No. 1 in history at 1.98m (6’6”)on 28 February and 1st No. 1 other than Djokovic, Federer, Murray and Nadal since Roddick in 2004. Alcaraz later became No. 1 after 2022 US Open title.
    • Finished in Top 10 Pepperstone ATP Rankings for 5 consecutive years from 2019-23, including a year-end best No. 2 in 2021.
    • Four-time Grand Slam finalist owns 5-3 record vs. Djokovic when Serb is World No. 1, including 6-4 6-4 6-4 win in 2021 US Open final that denied Djokovic calendar Grand Slam.
    • Beat No. 1 Djokovic, No. 2 Nadal and No. 3 Thiem en route to 2020 Nitto ATP Finals title, becoming 1st player to sweep Top 3 in tournament history and anywhere on ATP Tour since 2007 Madrid (Nalbandian).
    • Earned 20 straight wins from 2020-21 (12 vs. Top 10), led ATP Tour with 63 victories in 2021, and captured team titles at 2021 ATP Cup, Laver Cup and Davis Cup.
    • Won 18 of his 20singles titles on hard courts and all 20of his titles at different events, including 6 ATP Masters 1000 championships at 2019 Cincinnati, 2019 Shanghai, 2020 Paris, 2021 Toronto, 2023 Miami and 2023 Rome, which was his 1st career clay title. He is 1 of of 6 players with 6 or more different ATP Masters 1000 titles (since 1990), joining Djokovic (9), Federer (8), Agassi (7), Murray (7) and Nadal (7).
    • Reached 5 consecutive tour-level finals for 2nd time in his career in 2023 with titles in Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai, final at Indian Wells, which ended a 19-match winning streak, and title in Miami, after a 6-tournament streak in August to October 2019 (Washington F, Montreal F, Cincinnati W, US Open F, St. Petersburg W, Shanghai W).


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