Daniil Medvedev was the biggest revelation of last season, where he conquered two 1000 Masters and reached his first Slam triumph by giving in to the fifth set to Rafael Nadal in the US Open final. The young Russian qualified for the 2019 ATP Finals after a wave of good performances.
He notably finished in the final at the US Open. He also won two Masters 1000 titles - one in Cincinnati and the other in Shanghai. However, the ATP final was a tragic experience for Medvedev. While many expected it to shine, it was Stefanos Tsitsipas who won the tournament successfully.
Medvedev started the season at the inaugural edition of the ATP Cup. As Russia's top ranked singles player, he led his nation to the semifinals where they were eliminated by the Serbian team. Medvedev finished the tournament with a 4–1 record in singles matches with his only defeat coming in a highly competitive three setter against World No.
2 Novak Djokovic. At the Australian Open, Medvedev was eliminated in the fourth round by Stan Wawrinka in five sets. At the Rotterdam Open, Vasek Pospisil defeated Medvedev in two straight sets, in the first round. In a recent interview with Tennis Magazin, Daniil revealed that his aim was to establish another career beyond his tennis: “At this point, I am not studying anything because my mind is totally on tennis and my career.
When this is over, I want to pursue a career in finance or specialize in business topics. I don’t want to rule out being a tennis coach or chess player. I also wanted to increase the family, but that is only in the future”.