Daniil Medvedev Net Worth, Family, Biography, Quotes, Awards
Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev Tennis (Russian: Дании́л Серге́евич Медве́дев; born 11 February 1996) is a Russian professional tennis player. He is currently ranked by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) as world No. 2, Which is his career-high singles ranking first achieved on 15 March 2021.
Medvedev has won thirteen ATP Tour singles titles, including the 2021 United States Open and the 2020 ATP Finals. With the latter win, Medvedev became the first and only player to defeat the top three players in the world en route to the year-end championship title. Medvedev also finished second at the 2019 US Open and the 2021 Australian Open.
Medvedev made his ATP main draw debut in the 2015 Kremlin Cup doubles event. In 2016, Medvedev won his first singles match at the 2016 Ricoh Open World Ranking Stan Wawrinka defeated.
In 2018, Medvedev won his first ATP titles in Sydney and Winston-Salem and his first ATP 500 title in Tokyo. He broke through in 2019, making his top-10 debuts at Wimbledon and reaching six consecutive tournament finals, including the US Open final. Medvedev is one of only two active players outside of the Big Four with four Masters 1000 titles (the other being Alexander Zverev).
Medvedev is a defensive baseliner based on mirroring his opponent’s play. His playing style includes strong returns with as few mistakes as possible and makes games unpredictable.
Yuliya Turchaninova shares a sister relationship with Daniil, an tennis star from Russia. The adorable brother-sister duo often breaks the internet with their snap of photos on social media.
Daniil Medvedev Biography
- Full name: Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev
- Native name: Дании́л Серге́евич Медве́дев
- Spouse: Daria Medvedeva (m. 2018)
- Siblings: Yelena Medvedeva, Yuliya Turchaninova
- Parents: Sergey Medvedev, Olga Medvedeva
- Country (sports): Russia
- Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
- Born: 11 February 1996 (age 25) Moscow, Russia
- Height: 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
- Turned pro: 2014
- Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
- Coach: Gilles Cervara
- Prize money: US$19,793,705
- 27th all-time leader in earnings
Awards – 2019: The Russian Cup in the categories
- Player of the Year
- Team of the Year
Sports title “Merited Master of Sports of Russia
Daniil Medvedev Early and personal life
Daniil Medvedev was born in Moscow to Sergey Medvedev and Olga Medvedeva. Daniil’s father, a computer engineer, developed his own civil engineering in the 1980s. Medvedev has two older sisters named Julia and Elena, 12 and 8 years older than him respectively. When he was 6 years old, his mother noticed an ad for group tennis lessons by the pool.
where he took swimming lessons. His father encouraged him to enroll. Medvedev’s first tennis teacher was Ekaterina Kryuchkova, among others a former coach of professional tennis player Vera Zvonareva. Aside from sports, Daniil’s other childhood activities included taking harpsichord and guitar lessons.
Daniil Medvedev studied physics and mathematics at a technical college before graduating early and enrolling at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Economy and Trade. He later dropped out to concentrate on tennis. He then transferred to the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sports, Youth, and Tourism, where he graduated as a coach.
He moved with his family to Antibes, France, where he trained at the tennis academy. Since then, his parents have lived in France as pensioners. Since Medvedev mainly lives abroad after the age of 18, he can speak fluent French and English in addition to his native Russian.
Daniil Medvedev married his girlfriend Daria, a graduate of Moscow State University in Moscow, on September 12, 2018. In September 2019, he credited his marriage for improving his tennis results: “Before I proposed, I was 65th in the ranking, and then in ten months I won two major tournaments and got into the top 10.
We have significantly rebuilt our lives, we work for each other. I earn [money] and Dasha helps me to earn more.” Daria also works as his assistant, for example helping to extend travel visas, which are not easy with a Russian passport. When he won the US Open, his first Grand Slam singles title, on September 12, 2021, Medvedev joked, referring to the final on the same day as his wedding anniversary.
“If I lose I don’t have time to find a gift. So I have to win this game.”
Medvedev was classified as an “unfit” conscript in the Russian Armed Forces because of his mild health problems resulting from premature delivery at the age of 8 months.
Daniil Medvedev Career
2015-2016: Early pro career
Daniil Medvedev made his ATP main draw debut at the 2015 Kremlin Cup partnering with Aslan Karatsev in doubles. The two defeated Aliaksandr Bury and Denis Istomin in the first round but were defeated by Radu Albot and František Čermák in the second round.
As a qualifier, Medvedev made his debut in the ATP singles main draw at the 2016 Nice Open, losing to Guido Pella in three sets. Three weeks later, he claimed his first singles win on the ATP World Tour at the 2016 Ricoh Open, defeating Horacio Zeballos in straight sets.
Daniil Medvedev was disqualified from the second round of the Savannah Challenger event (in Georgia, USA) for comments he made after the referee ruled in his opponent’s favor. Medvedev thought he had won a breakpoint on opponent Donald Young’s serve, but chairman Sandy French ruled his return shot had gone wide. Afterward, Medvedev said Young and French were friends. With both parties being black, he was disqualified mid-game for allegedly “questioning the referee’s impartiality based on his race”.