Daniil Medvedev's one-year-old daughter Alisa was walking by a hallway in Turin when she noticed a poster of her dad and instantly started looking and pointing at it. This week, Medvedev is making his fifth ATP Finals appearance.
In Turin, Medvedev is accompanied by his wife Daria and their daughter Alisa, who turned one last month. In a video posted by Medvedev's wife on social media, a beautiful moment when Alisa notices her dad on a poster was captured.
Medvedev captioned her video: "Dad???" and added three laughing emojis.
Medvedev always feels 'happy' to play in Italy
Medvedev's first two ATP Finals appearances came in London while the third and fourth came in Turin.
In the first year that the ATP Finals switched from London to Turin, Medvedev made the final before losing to Alexander Zverev. Earlier this year, Medvedev won his first clay Masters title in Rome. Medvedev has had success on Italian soil and he is hoping to do well in Turin this week as well.
“I love playing in Italy. I think, honestly, Italian fans love me. I had great support all the time I have been playing in Rome and Turin. So I am happy to be back and hopefully I can show some good tennis," Medvedev told ATP Media prior to the start of the tournament.
Medvedev received a pretty tough group at the ATP Finals as he is sharing the Red Group with Carlos Alcaraz, Andrey Rublev, and Alexander Zverev. In his opener, Medvedev plays against fellow Russian Rublev. “It's very tough.
From the first match you play against a Top 10 player, which never happens on Tour, other than here. You have to play your best from the first match if you want to try to win the whole thing," Medvedev underlined. It remains to be seen if 2020 ATP Finals champion Medvedev can win his second title at the tournament this year.