Daniil Medvedev Early Life
Daniil Medvedev was born on February 11, 1996, Moscow, Russia. Daniil Medvedev nickname is Bear because his last name originates from Russian word “medved,” which means bear. No relation to former World No. 4 Andrei Medvedev. Daniil Medvedev speaks Russian, English and French. His father, Sergey; mother, Olga; sister, Elena. Daniil Medvedev parents wanted him to take up swimming at age 9, but when he arrived at the pool, he saw an announcement for tennis classes.
Daniil Medvedev was inspired when he watched countryman Marat Safin win 2005 Australian Open title.
Favourite surface is hard and shot is return. His dream opponent is Pete Sampras. Daniil Medvedev developed his style and began practising more professionally in 2018 after going for “crazy shots” and “full power” as a younger player.
Daniil 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.”
Who is Daniil Medvedev?
Daniil Medvedev was born on February 11, 1996, Moscow, Russia. Daniil Medvedev turned professional in 2014 and broke into the top 100 in the rankings in 2016. He won his first ATP Tour title in 2018 in Sydney, going on to win three titles that year which also included Winston-Salem and Tokyo. Daniil Medvedev won his first Masters title in 2019 in Cincinnati which included a win over Novak Djokovic in the semi-final. He followed it up with a second Masters title in Shanghai and ended the year with four titles.
Daniil Medvedev Reached his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open in 2019, losing to Rafa Nadal in five sets. He won his third Masters title in Paris in 2020 and capped off the year with the ATP Finals title, beating the world’s top three players (Djokovic, Nadal and Dominic Thiem) at the tournament. He reached his second Grand Slam final at the Australian Open in 2021, losing to Djokovic in straight sets.
Daniil Medvedev won his fourth Masters title in Canada in 2021 and also captured his first title on grass at Mallorca. He won the U.S. Open title in 2021 in what was his third appearance in a Grand Slam final. Twelve of Daniil Medvedev 13 singles titles have come on hardcourts.
Daniil Medvedev Education
Daniil Medvedev went to school at Physics and Mathematics Lyceum, finishing his final 2 grades in 1 year.
Daniil Medvedev Ranking
A spectacular three-year run has carried Daniil Medvedev all the way to No. 2 in the rankings, but he remains in search of his first Grand Slam title. Don’t count out the 25-year-old in New York: He was runner-up at the U.S. Open in 2019 and in February reached the Australian Open final, where he lost to Novak Djokovic.
The on-court success is paying off with lucrative renegotiations of endorsement deals, and a maiden major victory could push him up even higher next year. His partners include Lacoste, Bovet watches and Tinkoff Bank, and he announced a deal with gaming gear company HyperX just last week.
Daniil Medvedev Quick Facts
Did not drop a set en route to 2nd Grand Slam SF at US Open (l. to eventual champion Thiem)…Reached ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati QF as defending champion (l. to Bautista Agut)…Advanced to Australian Open 4R for 2nd straight year (l. to Wawrinka in 5 sets). Fell to 0-6 lifetime in 5-setters…
Went 4-1 in singles for Team Russia at ATP Cup (d. Fognini, Isner, Ruud and Schwartzman; l. to Djokovic in SF)…Ranked in Top 5 each week since 19 August 2019. Along with Khachanov and Rublev on 2 March, became 1st Russian trio in Top 15 in FedEx ATP Rankings history (since 1973).
Led ATP Tour this season with 59 overall wins (59-21), 46 hard-court wins (46-13) and 9 finals appearances (4-5)…Achieved career-high No. 4 on 9 September. Highest-ranked Russian since No. 4 Davydenko on 4 August 2008…Reached 6 straight finals after Wimbledon with 29-3 run (3-3 in finals)…Captured consecutive ATP Masters 1000 titles at Cincinnati (d. No. 1 Djokovic and Goffin) and Shanghai (d. Tsitsipas and A. Zverev). Also beat No. 1 Djokovic to reach 1st ATP Masters 1000 SF at Monte-Carlo (l. to Lajovic)…
Won ATP 250 titles at Sofia (d. Fucsovics) and St. Petersburg (d. Coric) — all 7 career titles were on hard courts…Rallied from 2 sets down before falling to Nadal after 4 hours, 51 minutes in 1st Grand Slam final at US Open…At age 23, became youngest Grand Slam finalist since Djokovic, 23, at 2010 US Open…Became 1st Russian Grand Slam finalist since Safin at 2005 Australian Open…
Also runner-up at Brisbane (l. to Nishikori), Barcelona (d. Nishikori, l. to Thiem), Washington (l. to Kyrgios) and ATP Masters 1000 Montreal (d. Thiem and Khachanov, l. to Nadal)…Went 0-3 in Nitto ATP Finals debut (l. to Tsitsipas, Nadal after holding 1 MP and A. Zverev)…Withdrew from Sydney (right shoulder), Geneva (right adductor), Beijing (left quad), Moscow and Vienna (fatigue).
Earned 7 victories overall to capture 1st ATP World Tour title at Sydney as Q (d. de Minaur on home soil)…Went 6-0 in matches and 12-0 in sets to win 2nd title at Winston-Salem (d. Johnson on home soil)…Added 7 more wins for 3rd and biggest title of season and career at Tokyo as Q (d. Nishikori on home soil)…Achieved career-high No. 16 in ATP Rankings on 5 November. Ranked as low as No. 84 on 8 January…
Lost to eventual champion in back-to-back SFs at Moscow (l. to Khachanov) and Basel (l. to Federer)…Reached 3R at Wimbledon (d. Coric in 1R, l. to Mannarino in 5 sets) and US Open (d. Tsitsipas, l. to Coric)…Saved 1 MP vs. Watanuki in Washington 1R as WC (l. to Shapovalov in 2R)…Leads ATP World Tour with 38 hard-court wins this season (38-15 on hard, 4-4 on grass, 1-5 on clay)…Lost 5 straight matches from 18 April through 10 June — 3rd losing streak of 5+ matches since start of 2017 season…Withdrew from Marseille due to left abductor injury.
Russian advanced to 1st ATP World Tour SF and final at Chennai (d. Sela after saving 1 MP, l. to Bautista Agut)…Also reached SFs at Eastbourne (l. to Djokovic) and Next Gen ATP Finals (l. to Chung)…Appeared in 6 other QFs, including Washington (d. Opelka after saving 1 MP and Dimitrov, l. to A. Zverev)…Achieved new career-high 7 times, peaking at No. 48 in Emirates ATP Rankings on July 24…Defeated No. 3 Wawrinka on Centre Court in Wimbledon 1R (l. to Bemelmans in 2R). Became 1st player to earn 1st Grand Slam win over Top 3 opponent since Karlovic beat No. 2 Hewitt at 2003 Wimbledon…
Suffered tour-level losing streaks of 6 matches from Feb. 28 to June 13 and 8 matches from Aug. 4 to Oct. 18…Retired with cramps in 4th set vs Djokovic in Davis Cup 1R (SRB d. RUS 4-1) and vs Bonzi in Roland Garros 1R…Withdrew from ATP Masters 1000 Miami and Marrakech due to mononucleosis…Also retired in Budapest 1R vs Djere and withdrew from Estoril and ATP Masters 1000 Madrid Q (left leg strain)
Russian reached 1st ATP World Tour QF at Moscow as Q (d. Kukushkin and Troicki, l. to Robert)…Also qualified at Nice (l. to Pella in ATP debut), ’s-Hertogenbosch (d. Zeballos for 1st ATP win, l. to Mannarino in 2R), Hamburg (d. Struff, l. to Gimeno-Traver in 2R) and St. Petersburg (d. Bublik, l. to A. Zverev in 2R)…Made Grand Slam qualifying debut at Wimbledon, beating Kozlov and Millot before falling to Willis in final round…
Improved Emirates ATP Ranking from No. 331 at end of 2015 to career-high No. 98 on November 14…Advanced to QF-or-better at his last 8 Challenger events of season, highlighted by 1st final at Portoroz, SLO (l. to F. Mayer) and 1st title at St. Remy, FRA (d. De Loore)…Won Futures title at Trimbach, SUI (d. Bossel) and in doubles at Lille, FRA w/Matsukevich (d. Pel/van der Duim)
Daniil Medvedev Hobbies
Daniil Medvedev enjoys reading as well as playing chess and PlayStation. He competed in national competitions for video games.
He’s a fan of FC Bayern Munich and football players David Alaba, Robert Lewandowski and former striker Mario Gomez. He would choose Quentin Tarantino to play him in a film about his life.
Daniil Medvedev Net Worth
Daniil Medvedev On-Court Earnings: $5.9M. Off-Court Earnings: $8. Total Earnings: $13.9.
Daniil Medvedev Age
Daniil Medvedev was born on February 11, 1996.
Daniil Medvedev Wife
Daniil Medvedev is married in September 2018 to his wife Daria Medvedev. The met back in 2014 for the first time. Daria hails from Russia’s capital, Moscow. The pair tied the knot before he played in the Davis Cup for Russia back in September 2018. Daria also used to play tennis herself but ultimately failed to make it as a professional because of injuries.
“She played tennis until she was 17 or 18, but because of injuries she couldn’t reach the desired level,” Daniil has previously said.
“Nevertheless, it’s great that she understands tennis. She knows that we can’t go shopping before the game. Understands that I can be busy from 8 am until the evening.
“Perhaps it’s not easy to get used to it when you don’t understand anything in tennis. It helped me to become better as a person and a player.”
Daniil Medvedev Beat Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-4
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev beat Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-4 to win his first major title at the U.S. Open on Sunday 12 September 2021, preventing the Serbian top seed from completing a rare calendar-year Grand Slam.
The victory marked the first time a Russian man had claimed a Grand Slam title since Marat Safin triumphed at the Australian Open in 2005.
Thousands in the audience tried to boost him by chanting his nickname, “No-le! No-le! No-le!” After some of Medvedev’s faults, some in the stands would applaud, considered poor form in tennis and repeatedly admonished with a “please” from Dumusois.
By the end, the deficit grew too large for Djokovic, the climb too steep.
“I was below par with everything, to be honest,” Djokovic said. “So just one of these days where, unfortunately, wasn’t meant to be.”
“Relief. I was glad it was over, because the buildup for this tournament, and everything that mentally, emotionally, I had to deal with throughout the tournament in the last couple of weeks, was just a lot. It was a lot to handle,” Daniil Medvedev said at his news conference. “I was just glad that, finally, the run is over. At the same time, I felt sadness, disappointment — and also gratitude for the crowd and for that special moment that they’ve created for me on the court.”