Daniil Medvedev Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Replaces Novak Djokovic, Net Worth & More

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Who is Daniil Medvedev?

Daniil Medvedev (born 11 February 1996) is a Russian professional tennis player. He is currently ranked as world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), which he first achieved on 28 February 2022.

He has won thirteen ATP Tour singles titles, including the 2021 US Open and 2020 ATP Finals. In the former, Medvedev defeated then-world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the final to deny him the calendar-year Grand Slam. 

In the latter, Medvedev became the first and only player to defeat the top three ranked players in the world en route to the year-end championship title. Medvedev was also the runner-up at the 2019 US Open, 2021 Australian Open, and 2022 Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic to be replaced at world number one by Daniil Medvedev after loss in Dubai

Novak Djokovic to be replaced at world number one by Daniil Medvedev after loss in Dubai
Novak Djokovic to be replaced at world number one by Daniil Medvedev after loss in Dubai

Novak Djokovic has suffered a shock 6-4, 7-6(4) defeat by qualifier Jiri Vesely in the Dubai Tennis Championships quarterfinals and will lose his status as world number one next week.

US Open champion Daniil Medvedev, who is currently playing in a tournament in Mexico, will move to the top of the rankings on Monday.

Russian Medvedev will become the first player other than Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal or Andy Murray to top the rankings since February 1, 2004.

Djokovic spent a record 361 weeks atop the rankings and won eight tour-level titles, including three grand slams, since regaining his top-ranked status in February 2020.

“Unfortunately, it wasn’t my day,” Djokovic told reporters.

“I congratulate Jiri. He played better. He just went for his shots. His serve was big. His whole game was big.

“I expected myself to play on a higher level, for sure. I mean, I can do better. But credit to Jiri.”

Playing in his first event since being deported from Australia ahead of the year’s first grand slam tournament, Djokovic lost serve in the opening game as Vesely matched him stroke for stroke.

Djokovic broke back at 1-2 but was never allowed to settle by Vesely, whose clever drop shots had his opponent scrambling at the net as the Czech sealed the first set 6-4.

The 20-times major winner started strongly in the second set but Vesely maintained his high level, racing into an early lead in the tiebreak to clinch his second career victory over Djokovic.

Djokovic said he was still trying to find his rhythm.

“The more matches I play, the more confident I will be, the more comfortable I’ll be feeling on the court,” the 34-year-old said.

Vesely said defeating Djokovic was an “amazing feeling”.

“I never really thought I would have a chance against Novak,” Vesely said.

“He is one of the greatest of all time.

Daniil Medvedev Biography, Wiki

He was born in Moscow, Russia to Sergey Medvedev and Olga Medvedeva. He has two sisters namely Julia Medvedveda and Elena Medvedveda.

He studied economics and commerce at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Moscow but he dropped out so he could focus on tennis. He later went to the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism in Moscow where he received his diploma as coach.

He is 6’6″ tall.

In 2005, his mother saw an advertisement for group tennis lessons at the pool where he was taking swimming lessons and his father encouraged him to enroll. His first tennis teacher was Ekaterina Kryuchkova.

In 2014, he and his family moved to Antibes, France. In the same year, he and his girlfriend Daria Medvedveda started living together and he made his professional tennis debut.

He won his first singles match at the 2016 Ricoh Open.

In 2017, he and Daria moved to Monte Carlo, Monaco and Gilles Cervara became his full-time coach. In the same year, he reached the first round in the Australian Open, the French Open, the US Open, and the second round in the Wimbledon Championships.

He and Daria got married in Moscow on September 12, 2018.

He reached the first round in the French Open, the second round in the Australian Open, and the third round in the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open.

In 2019, he signed a deal with Lacoste, his clothing sponsor. In the same year, he reached the first round in the French Open and the fourth round in the Australian Open. He was a 2019 US Open finalist.

He reached the first round at the 2020 French Open and the fourth round at the 2020 Australian Open. He was a 2020 US Open finalist and the 2020 ATP Finals singles champion.

He reached the fourth round at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. He was a 2021 French Open quarterfinalist, a 2021 Australian Open finalist. On September 12, 2021, he became the 2021 US Open men’s singles champion by beating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the finals.

He was runner-up to Rafael Nadal of Spain at the 2022 Australian Open.

Daniil Medvedev Biography Wikipedia
Daniil Medvedev
Real NameDaniil Medvedev
Nickname Daniil
Profession Russian tennis player
Marital Statusmarried
Wife NameDaria Medvedeva
Physical Status 
Age25  Years (2021)
Height (Approx.)In centimeters- 198 cmIn meters- 1.98 mIn Feet Inches-6’6”
Weight (Approx.)Not Known
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBrown
Shoe SizeNot Known
Personal Information
Date of Birth 11 February 1996
Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
Zodiac signAquarius
ReligionRussian Orthodox
NationalityRussian
School NameNot Known
College NameNot Kn0wn
QualificationsGraduate
Parents Profile
Father NameSergey Medvedev
Mother NameOlga Medvedeva
Siblings NameNot Known
Career 
Source Of IncomeTennis
Net Worth, Salary$10million (Approx)

Daniil Medvedev Career

Medvedev played his first junior match in July 2009 at the age of 13 at a grade 4 tournament in Estonia. In December 2010, he won his first junior title as a qualifier at just his third tournament.

2012–2013 would see Medvedev surge on the junior circuit as he won a total of six titles between October 2012 and July 2013 which included four consecutive titles.

He made his junior Grand Slam debut at 2013 Junior Wimbledon where he won his first round match against Hong Seong-chan but lost in the second round to 2nd seed Nikola Milojević.

At the 2013 Junior US Open, he went into the tournament seeded 10th and made the third round where he lost to Johan Tatlot.

Medvedev reached his career-high junior ranking of world No. 13 at the beginning of 2014 and went into the 2014 Junior Australian Open seeded 8th. He ended his junior career after a first-round loss at 2014 Junior Wimbledon.

Medvedev would end his junior career with an overall win-loss record of 109–43 and wins over several future stars including Alexander Zverev and Reilly Opelka.

Junior Grand Slam results – Singles:

Australian Open: 3R (2014)
French Open: 3R (2014)
Wimbledon: 2R (2013)
US Open: 3R (2013)

Daniil Medvedev Endorsements

Medvedev has been endorsed by Lacoste for apparel and shoes, Tecnifibre for racquets, and Bovet for watches. Besides, he also [for the Russian-speaking world mostly] has been employed as an ambassador by BMW for vehicles, Tinkoff for banking and finance, and HyperX for gaming accessories. He used to be endorsed by Lotto for apparel and shoes.

Daniil Medvedev FAQ’s

Who is Daniil Medvedev?

Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev (born 11 February 1996) is a Russian professional tennis player. He is currently ranked as world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), which he first achieved on 28 February 2022.

How old is Daniil Medvedev?

Daniil Medvedev is currently 25 years old.

Why is Daniil Medvedev trending?

Novak Djokovic has suffered a shock 6-4, 7-6(4) defeat by qualifier Jiri Vesely in the Dubai Tennis Championships quarterfinals and will lose his status as world number one next week. US Open champion Daniil Medvedev, who is currently playing in a tournament in Mexico, will move to the top of the rankings on Monday.

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