Daniil Medvedev shares tender words about his fatherhood

The Russian hopes that being a father will help him improve

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Daniil Medvedev shares tender words about his fatherhood
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Daniil Medvedev became a father about a year and a half ago. This great personal joy, fortunately for him, did not influence in any way his results, which remain of the highest level.

The family often follows him and supports him on his numerous trips, especially thanks to his wife who tries to do everything possible to help him.

The Russian speaking to the Miami Open media spoke about the imminent start of the Miami tournament, of which he is also the defending champion, he spoke about his fatherhood and the sensations of being a parent.

"As a player, I don't think fatherhood has changed me, but I hope it helps me mature a little I'm often still immature on the pitch, but I feel like I'm improving little by little every year. This is my goal. In life I hope that this has made me more mature and responsible. Without a doubt, being a father is a great responsibility," he explained.

"It's not easy with tennis because if you want to see your daughter often, your wife has to sacrifice a lot. She has to travel with the child and often it's her who gets on the plane and not me. Getting on a plane with a child is not easy. I've done it a couple of times, but she's done it ten times more than me," he added.

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Daniil Medvedev on his fatherood

Compared to the past, the former ATP No.1 has other needs, that of modifying his training routine during tournaments, to also dedicate time to his family.

"It's a balance. Sometimes my wife sacrifices some of her time and energy to attend tournaments with our daughter and sometimes it's me who has to train less somewhere, or maybe during the tournament I just have to find the time.

Before I was in full tennis mode, but now I have to find a balance to see my daughter too, otherwise it wouldn't be a good life. I'm trying and I think I can, but I'm always trying to find a balance," he told.

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