Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev is a Russian tennis player who was born on February 11, 1996.
After holding the world No. 1 singles position for 16 weeks, he is presently ranked world No. 5 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
Early life and Education
Daniil Medvedev was born in Moscow, Russia, on February 11, 1996.
Sergey Medvedev, his father, is an engineer, and Olga Medvedeva, his mother, is a former professional figure skater.
Medvedev began playing tennis when he was six years old and was trained by his mother until he was twelve.
He then attended a tennis academy in France before returning to Moscow to further his studies.
Medvedev earned a degree in international economic relations from the Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO) in 2018.
He continued to play tennis and competed in several competitions while studying.
Daniil Medvedev is a Russian professional tennis player noted for his strong serve and aggressive play style.
Medvedev turned pro in 2014 and spent the next three years primarily on the ITF Futures and ATP Challenger Circuits.
Medvedev has won 18 ATP Tour singles titles, including the US Open in 2021 and the ATP Finals in 2020.
He defeated then-world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the final of the former to deny him the Grand Slam.
In the latter, he became the first and only player in history to defeat the world’s top three ranked players en route to the year-end championship triumph.
He also owns four Masters 1000 championships and has competed in four major finals.
Daniil made his ATP Tour main draw debut in the 2015 Kremlin Cup singles event.
In 2017, he competed in his maiden major, Wimbledon, when he overcame world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka.
Medvedev won his first ATP Tour singles titles in Sydney and Winston-Salem in 2018.
As well as his first ATP 500 victory in Tokyo.
In 2019, he made his top-10 debut following Wimbledon and reached six consecutive tournament finals, including the US Open.
In February 2022, Medvedev became the first guy outside of the Big Three to hold the world No. 1 ranking since Andy Murray in November 2016.
The third Russian man after Yevgeny Kafelnikov in 1999 and Marat Safin in 2000, and the 27th man overall.
Medvedev has a career singles record of 187-92 and has won over $19 million in prize money.
He now has the global No. 2 ranking.
When it comes to his personal life, Daniil Medvedev is a rather private person.
Medvedev married Daria Medvedeva, a Russian woman in 2018.
Medvedev is fluent in both Russian and English.
Medvedev has a reputation on the court for being a bit of a character, renowned for his occasionally heated clashes with umpires and fans.
Off the court, he is known as more reticent and introverted.