Daniil Medvedev Bio

  • • Nickname is Bear because his last name originates from Russian word “medved,” which means bear.
  • • No relation to former World No. 4 Andrei Medvedev.
  • • Speaks Russian, English and French.
  • • Shares a daughter with wife, Daria.
  • • Father, Sergey; mother, Olga; sister, Elena.
  • • Parents wanted him to take up swimming at age 9, but when he arrived at the pool, he saw an announcement for tennis classes.
  • • Inspired when he watched countryman Marat Safin win 2005 Australian Open title.
  • • Favourite surface is hard and shot is return.
  • • Dream opponent is Pete Sampras.
  • • Says that he developed his style and began practising more professionally in 2018 after going for "crazy shots" and "full power" as a younger player.
  • • Gets goosebumps thinking about relationship with fans during run to 2019 US Open final: "It was genuine hate, and in the end, it was genuine love."
  • • Enjoys reading as well as playing chess and PlayStation.
  • • Competed in national competitions for video games.
  • • Fan of FC Bayern Munich and football players David Alaba, Robert Lewandowski and former striker Mario Gomez.
  • • Would choose Quentin Tarantino to play him in a film about his life.
  • • Went to school at Physics and Mathematics Lyceum, finishing his final 2 grades in 1 year.
  • • Underwent procedure for small hernia in spring 2022.

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