Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev has revealed that he has been a huge Bayern Munchen fan since the age of 12. "To be honest, I really fell in love with soccer and with Bayern when I was maybe 12 years old. That's when it really started.
But even before that, when I was 6 years old, I remember that I already liked Bayern. They were really good at that time and I remember telling my parents that Bayern is playing, we need to watch it. But when I was 12, I really got into soccer, so I said to myself: I need a team now," Medvedev told SPOX.
Medvedev, ranked at No. 2 in the world, revealed his first favorite team was CSKA Moscow but since they weren't successful he decided to find a big team to foot for. "When I was younger I supported CSKA Moscow, but they were not playing in the Champions League or when they were playing in it, they would often lose.
So I needed a team in Europe that I can support and be a fan of. So I remembered that I really liked Bayern and said: That's my team now. That's how I chose my team and from that point on obviously I started to really like certain players of Bayern and it became bigger and bigger for me."
Medvedev was never missing a Bayern game
"Sure, when I was in school and at university, I watched absolutely everything," Medvedev claimed. "I watched every match of Bayern, I watched every friendly, I even watched practice sessions when there was a possibility.
I became a huge fan. Only when I got better and more successful at tennis, soccer had to become less important, just because I had less time. But I follow Bayern every day on Tour. There is a Russian social media channel for Bayern where you can follow all the news and what is going on.
I read that every day. Because we are travelling so much it's difficult to have a subscription to watch all the games but if I have the time I always try to find a way to watch the matches on the internet. And I even was playing the Kickbase manager game with some friends for some time and I won in both years, but because the Bundesliga is a little less popular than the Premier League my friends stopped playing, so I do not play it any more."