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DANIIL MEDVEDEV

Nationality:
Russian Federation
Height:
198cm
Age:
27
Points:
4330
RANKING
#5

Player history

Daniil Medvedev was born in Moscow to Sergey Medvedev and Olga Medvedeva on 11 February 1996. He has two older sisters,Julia and Elena, respectively 12 and 8 years older. When he was 6 years old, his mother noticed an advertisement for group tennis lessons at the pool where he was taking swimming lessons. His father, an engineer, encouraged him to join. Medvedev's first tennis teacher was Ekaterina Kryuchkova, a former coach of, among others, professional tennis player Vera Zvonareva.

With his family, he moved to Antibes, France, where she trained at the tennis academy. His parents have lived in France ever since, as pensioners.
Medvedev studied physics and mathematics at a specialized school, before graduating early and enrolling in business and economics at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He later dropped out to focus on tennis. Later he moved to the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sports, Youth and Tourism, where he obtained a coaching diploma. 

Medvedev was listed as ineligible for mandatory military service in the Russian Armed Forces due to his minor health problems due to his 8-month preterm birth. Like many other Russian tennis players, Medvedev considered switching to the flag of Kazakhstan early in his professional career due to lack of support from the Russian Tennis Federation. Sports psychologist Francisca Dauzet is part of his French-speaking entourage.

Career

Medvedev played his first junior match in July 2009 at the age of 13 at a grade 4 tournament in Estonia. In December 2010, he won his first junior title as a qualifier at just his third tournament. Medvedev made his ATP main draw debut at the 2015 Kremlin Cup. In October 2013 he received a wildcard for the qualifying draw of the ATP 250 tournament in Moscow but was defeated by his compatriot Baluda.

The following week he participates in the Kazan Challenger qualifiers and is eliminated in the second round. After these isolated early career tournaments, he began playing on a permanent basis among professionals in July 2014 at Futures France F15 and returned to conquering an ATP point thanks to the opponent's withdrawal during the first round match. On August 3, she lifted her first ITF trophy by winning the doubles final at the Georgia F1 tournament partnering French Florent Diep.

In singles he reached the semifinals where he was defeated in two sets by Riccardo Sinicropi. The following week he won his first singles title at the Georgia F2 tournament by beating Gianluca Mager in the final with a score of 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. In September he was eliminated in the decisive round of the qualifying round of the Challenger of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and soon after won his second doubles title at the Futures France F18. In October he tried again the qualifications for the ATP tournament in Moscow and was beaten in the second round by Aslan Karacev.

In the first months of 2015 he never gets beyond the second round and in February he fails to qualify for the ATP Open 13 tournament in Marseille. On April 12, he won his second Futures title in singles by beating Tom Jomby in straight sets in the Tunisia F13 final in El Kantaoui. In May he won his only tournament at France F9 in the 7 doubles finals played during the season. He was then eliminated in the second round of singles qualifying at the ATP tournament in Nice and the following week he won the Russia F1 tournament in Moscow. In July he fails to qualify for the ATP tournament in Gstaad.

In September, on the other hand, he passed the qualifications of a Challenger in Shanghai for the first time and reached the semifinals, beating among others the ATP No. 153 Peter Gojowczyk; he retires during the match against Yuki Bhambri, who will win the title. The first significant result of 2016 is the Futures title conquered in February at the Switzerland F2 in Trimbach, beating Adrien Bossel in the final; success allows him to enter the top 300 of the ranking. In March he won the doubles title at Futures France F4 and reached his second Challenger semifinal in Kazan, after having eliminated the ATP nº 85 Ricardas Berankis in the first round, the first top 100 defeated in his career; exits the tournament at the hands of Karatsev, who will win his first Challenger title.

In April he lost in the first qualifying round in Monte Carlo and the following month he made his debut in the singles main draw of an ATP tournament in Nice, after passing the qualifications he was beaten in three sets by Guido Pella. In January 2017, Medvedev reached his first ATP singles final. In the final at the Chennai Open he lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in two sets. As a result, Medvedev jumped 34 positions from 99 to 65 in the ATP rankings, a new career-high. Medvedev started the 2018 season by qualifying for the Sydney International. He reached the final which he won against Australian Alex de Minaur.

The final was the youngest ATP Tour tournament final since 2007, when a 20-year-old Rafael Nadal defeated a 19-year-old Novak Djokovic in the final of Indian Wells. It also was the tournament's youngest final since 1989. At the ATP Finals he secured first place in the group and access to the semifinals with victories in straight sets over Zverev and world number one Dokovic. In the last round-robin fight he also defeats Schwartzman. In the semifinals he beat Nadal for the first time in his career with a score of 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 and reached his first final at the Masters at the end of the year.

He finished the season with his ninth career title by beating Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-62, 6-4. He finished the tournament undefeated and became the fourth Open Era tennis player (after Becker, Djokovic and Nalbandian) to have defeated the top three in the world rankings in the same tournament. At the US Open he defeated in order Gasquet, Koepfer, Andujar, Evans, van de Zandshulp, against whom he lost the only set of the whole tournament, and in the semifinal Auger-Aliassime. In the final he finds world No. 1 Novak Dokovic, in full pursuit to complete the Grand Slam after having triumphed in the previous three majors of the season. Medvedev wins his first Grand Slam title by imposing himself 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 and confirms his position as No. 2 in the world rankings. 

Medvedev has won 15 ATP titles, including the 202 US Open. He was also a finalist at the 2019 US Open and the 2021 and 2022 Australian Open. He triumphed in the 2020 ATP Finals and with the Russian team he won the 2021 ATP Cup and the 2020-2021 Davis Cup. In February 2022 he became number 1 in the world rankings, the first tennis player to break the dominance of the Big Four.

Style of play

Medvedev is a player who prefers playing from the baseline with long rallies, made with very deep flat shots, with which he occasionally attacks any opponent's short balls. His best shot is the backhand, performed with great depth, speed and precision, with which he often makes precise winning down the line. Despite his height, he has a high speed of movement, especially laterally, and an above average stamina, characteristics that allow him to excel in baseline play. He has an excellent defensive game, facilitated by the height and speed of his movements. These attributes allow him to neutralize aggressive play and powerful shots from opponents by striking effectively from difficult positions. The forehand has a not very composed movement but executes it with power and precision.

An eccentric and very talented player, he is endowed with an extraordinary mental energy with which he is able to turn the tide of a badly started match that other players would resign themselves to losing. In the early years of his career, he often lacked this willpower and he tended to accept defeats without reacting. He is also known for his fiery temper, with tantrums that lead him to destroy his racket, invite spectators to boo him or push his coach to leave the stands. He addressed these issues together with the psychoanalyst and performance coach he started working with in 2018, who helped him control the impatience to get results and to achieve the goals with determination.

He has excellent service, with prime flats that can exceed 220km/h. As a second he prefers to use the slice, in order to generate precise and difficult to attack trajectories, but sometimes he is also capable of serving powerful second shots over 200 km / h. His serve can currently be defined as one of the most effective on the circuit, perhaps second only to that of specialists of the caliber of Alexander Zverev or Matteo Berrettini. He is known for his extremely deep serve return. He achieved the best results on hard courts, a surface on which he fully expresses the characteristics of his game. He is less effective on grass and clay, where he hasn't achieved particularly significant results.

Net Worth and Earnings

Medvedev has earned a great sum of money from the game of Tennis. So, lets look into Daniil Medvedev net worth 2023, salary and other details. Daniil Medvedev has a net worth of $20 million dollars in 2023. Medvedev will earn an annual salary of $14 million in 2023.

edvedev owns an elegant house in Monte Carlo, France. The value of the house is not known. Daniil Medvedev has a nice collection of various models of the brand. In the last year he bought a BMW X6 M. Medvedev is endorsed by the brands like Lacoste, Tecnifibre, BMW, Bovet, Tinkoff and HyperX. 

Relationships and Private Life

Medvedev married his girlfriend Daria Chernyshkova, a graduate of Moscow State University and a former junior tennis player, in Moscow on 12 September 2018. On 14 October 2022, he and his wife Daria announced the birth of their daughter.

Daria also works as his assistant, for example, helps get travel visas, which is not easy with a Russian passport. In September 2019, Medvedev credited his marriage for improving his tennis results: "Before I made a proposal, I had been on the 65th place in the ranking, and then in ten months I've won two major tournaments and entered the top 10. We have significantly rebuilt our life, we work for each other. I earn, and Dasha helps me to earn more." He is a supporter of FC Bayern Munich.

Endorsements

Since November 2021, he has been signed as the promoter of the Guojiao 1573 brand. Medvedev is endorsed by Lacoste for clothing and shoes, Tecnifibre for rackets and Bovet for watches. Additionally he has been employed as an ambassador by BMW, Tinkoff Bank and HyperX for gaming accessories. He was previously approved by Lotto for clothing and shoes until 2019.

Career Titles

2022
Vienna (Indoor/Hard)
Los Cabos (Outdoor/Hard)

2021
US Open (Outdoor/Hard)
ATP Masters 1000 Canada (Outdoor/Hard)
Majorca (Outdoor/Grass)
Marseille (Indoor/Hard)

2020
Nitto ATP Finals (Indoor/Hard)
ATP Masters 1000 Paris (Indoor/Hard)

2019
ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai (Outdoor/Hard)
St. Petersburg (Indoor/Hard)
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (Outdoor/Hard)
Sofia (Indoor/Hard)

2018
Tokyo (Indoor/Hard)
Winston-Salem (Outdoor/Hard)
Sydney (Outdoor/Hard)

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