Daniil Medvedev became an ambassador of Bovet, BMW and Tinkoff over the last few months. In an interview with RT, the world No. 4, who earned around $5 million prize money tournaments during the North American hard-court swing, in St.
Petersburg and Shanghai, spoke about his relationship with money. "It has not changed. I always wanted to have success and money comes with success: there are no successful people in their jobs that earn less having success.
My attitude towards money is pretty simple and based on a combination of things: how much I like one thing, how much it costs and how useful it is. I like cars but I will not buy a Bugatti for $3 million now. But this year in Australia many people were shocked.
I was already the world No. 16 and I could afford something big, but I travelled in the economy. I remember I saw that the economy was around €1,000 and 1,200 worth and business, €4,500. That's not a big difference, it's a good price but I sit and thought, Are 3,500 worth for a 20-hour air flight? For someone yes, because their legs hurt.
But I am doing well even if I am tall. I already said it once, when I went to Philipp Plein two years ago at Wimbledon - I cannot explain why it's not even my favorite brand - I spent £10,000. That was really silly but at that moment I wanted to do it and I do not regret it."
Medvedev is committed to playing the Paris Masters later this month after withdrawing from Vienna and Moscow tournaments.