Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev is a Russian professional tennis player who was world no. 1 during his career and has won a Grand Slam title.

Date of Birth: 11 February 1996
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Height: 6'5" (198 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2014

Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev was born on February 11th, 1996, in Moscow, Russia, and he started with tennis when he was six years old after noticing a poster for a tennis lesson at the swimming pool, where he was going for swimming lessons.

Medvedev is one of the tennis players who also managed to study when he enrolled for the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, but the Russian later dropped out to focus on tennis, which would eventually prove to be a very good decision.

In his junior career, the Russian didn't enjoy a lot of success on the Grand Slam level, never making it past the fourth round. Medvedev started playing professionally in 2014, and in 2015, he made his main draw debut on the ATP Tour, playing doubles at the Kremlin Cup alongside Aslan Karatsev.

His singles debut came one year after that when he lost to Guido Pella in the first round of the 2016 Nice Open. Early in his career, Medvedev had to deal with a controversy at an ATP Challenger Tour when he was disqualified from the Savannah Challenger because he "questioned the impartiality of the umpire, based on her race."

But the Russian would soon forget that when he won his first ATP title in 2018, having beaten Australia's Alex de Minaur in the Sydney International final. From there, Medvedev's progress was rapid, as he played his first Grand Slam final at the US Open in 2019.

He lost to Rafael Nadal, but soon, Medvedev would establish himself on the Tour, as he would go on to reach more Grand Slam finals and eventually win also his maiden major title, beating Novak Djokovic in the 2021 US Open final.

As a result, he became the world no. 1 in the ATP Rankings in 2022, but as many would say, his biggest life success came after that, when in October 2022, he became a father after his wife Daria Chernyshkova gave birth to their daughter, Alisa.

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