Watch: Andrey Rublev jokes he is 'real father' of Daniil Medvedev's daughter

Rublev is the godfather of Medvedev's daughter Alisa.

by Dzevad Mesic
Watch: Andrey Rublev jokes he is 'real father' of Daniil Medvedev's daughter
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Andrey Rublev hilariously joked that he is "the real father" of Daniil Medvedev's daughter when asked if he is the godfather of Alisa. On October 14th, 2022, Medvedev and his wife welcomed their first kid, a baby girl Alisa.

In April, Medvedev posted a photo taken at a church and revealed that he chose Rublev to be his daughter's godfather. At the World Tennis League in Abu Dhabi, an interviewer asked Rublev if it was true that he was the godfather of Medvedev's daughter. "I'm the real father, he's the godfather," Rublev said and burst into laughter.

Rublev then added: "Yeah, I'm the godfather." The cameras also showed Medvedev's wife Daria, who also also burst into laughter.

Medvedev on Rublev being the godfather of his child

In July, Medvedev was asked how Rublev is doing as Alisa's godfather.

"I don't know. He's a good guy. Sometimes he exaggerates what he thinks about himself (when Rublev speaks negatively about himself at times). He is a very responsible and great guy and a great friend. He's doing great so far. Let's see when Alisa grows up how it's going to be," Medvedev said in July.

In September - ahead of their US Open match - Rublev said Medvedev is like a family to him. At the time, Rublev also described Medvedev as a great guy to be around. “I think it's something already like a family because I'm the godfather of his daughter.

So, it's become a bit... Obviously, we built our relationship because of tennis, but now it's already bigger than tennis. We know each other, I don't know, since we were six maybe or something. I don't know. We have great relationship.

He's super honest, super relaxed. It's super easy to communicate with him. Very humble. In the same time, he's really, really funny. Then when you spend time with him, you always have fun,” Rublev said in September.

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