Who is Daniil Medvedev?

Daniil Medvedev, a Russian professional tennis player, was born on February 11, 1996, in Moscow, Russia. He plays tennis for his country Russia and currently resides at Monte Carlo, Monaco. Daniil Medvedev stands a height of 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m). He is a right-handed player (two handed-backhand). His coach is Gilles Cervara.

daniil medvedev

The career of Daniil Medvedev

Daniil made his debut on the career from the ATP at the 2015 Kremlin Cup, in the doubles event partnering with Aslan Karatsev. Medvedev made his ATP singles debut at the 2016 Nice Open. However, he lost in there sets to Guido Pella. After three weeks, he won his first single at the 2016 Ricoh Open, defeating Horacio Zeballos. Unfortunately, he was disqualified from the second round of the Savannah Challenger.

In 2017

Moving on in January 2017, Medvedev was to his first ATP singles final. However, he lost to Roberto Bautista at the Chennai Open, and as a result, he jumped to a new career-high, 34 positions from 99 to 65 in the ATP rankings. Later in June, he landed up to the quarterfinals, defeating the 6th seed, Thanasi Kokkinakkis, and Robin Hase, before losing to Ivo Karlovic, in the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships. Likewise, he got his first victory at Wimbledon by defeating 5th seed and world no. 3 Stan Wawrinka.

daniil medvedev

In 2018

In 2018 First ATP tiles, he started the season by qualifying for the Sydney International. He won against Alex de Minaur and reached the finals. Medvedev, later losing to Andreas Seppi in three sets, landed on the quarter-finals of the Rotterdam Open. Then in August 2018, he won his second ATP title at Winston-Salem Open, defeating his home favorite Steve Johnson in straight sets. Losing to Borna Coric of the US Open in the third round, he went to win his first ATP 500 and third ATP title as a qualifier in Tokyo.

In October, he reached the 2018 Kremlin Cup semifinal, losing to his countryman and eventual champion, Karen Khachanov. He made it to the semifinals after one week at the ATP 500 Swiss Indoors event. He then achieved a new career-high ranking of No. 16. Similarly, his 2018 was finished with the hardest court match wins (38 wins). Also, he earned most of the titles (3 titles) on hard court tournaments.

daniil medvedev

2019 of Daniil Medvedev

Medvedev 2019 season was started strongly by reaching the final of the Brisbane International. He defeated three former top 5 players on the way to final but lost to Kei Nishikori. He first time arrived into top 16 in his career. Medvedev won his fourth title in February at the Sofia Open. The next week, he lost in the semifinals against Gael Monfils in Rotterdam.

Medvedev was in the Monte-Carlo Masters in 2019, having only won two of his first 13 career matches on clay courts. Despite this, he reached at the Masters 1000 quarterfinals defeating the world no 8 Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round. He was on a head-to-head, extending his records and reached quarterfinals. Moreover, he earned his first triumph over a current world number 1 ranked player, defeating Djokovic in three sets. His run ended in the semifinals opposite to Dusan Lajovic. He then earned a third successive top 10 victory in the following week, to reach his first ATP final on clay. In final, he lost to world number 5 Dominic Thiem in straight sets.