Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev (Дании́л Серге́евич Медве́дев) is a Russian professional tennis player. Aside from tennis, he also enjoys playing the guitar and hapsichord.
Medvedev is right-handed and he speaks Russian, French and English. Here are 13 more things about him:
- He was born in Moscow, Russia to Sergey Medvedev and Olga Medvedeva.
- He has two sisters namely Julia Medvedveda and Elena Medvedveda.
- He studied economics and commerce at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (Московский государственный институт международных отношений) in Moscow but he dropped out so he could focus on tennis. He later went to the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism (Российский государственный университет физической культуры, спорта, молодёжи и туризма) in Moscow where he received his diploma as coach.
- He is 6’6″ tall.
- In 2005, his mother saw an advertisement for group tennis lessons at the pool where he was taking swimming lessons and his father encouraged him to enroll. His first tennis teacher was Ekaterina Kryuchkova.
- In 2014, he and his family moved to Antibes, France. In the same year, he and his girlfriend Daria Medvedveda started living together and he made his professional tennis debut.
- He won his first singles match at the 2016 Ricoh Open.
- In 2017, he and Daria moved to Monte Carlo, Monaco and Gilles Cervara became his full-time coach. In the same year, he reached the first round in the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open and the second round in the Wimbledon Championships.
- He and Daria got married in Moscow on September 12, 2018.
- He reached the first round in the French Open, the second round in the Australian Open and the third round in the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open.
- In 2019, he signed a deal with Lacoste, his clothing sponsor. In the same year, he reached the first round in the French Open and the fourth round in the Australian Open. He was a 2019 US Open finalist.
- He reached the first round at the 2020 French Open and the fourth round at the 2020 Australian Open. He was a 2020 US Open finalist and the 2020 ATP Finals singles champion.
- He reached the fourth round at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. He was a 2021 French Open quarterfinalist, a 2021 Australian Open finalist. On September 12, 2021, she became the 2021 US Open men’s singles champion by beating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the finals.