Daniil Medvedev Enter Top 3 of ATP Rankings.
Soaking in a torrent of boos and catcalls and the odd string of applause, Daniil Medvedev folded his hands into his hips and looked around at the jeering faces dotting the stands of the Rod Laver Arena. This is how he made his entry into his first Australian Open final–not with a fist to the air or hands to the face or knees to the court, as others tend to do when they foray into a Grand Slam singles final. Medvedev simply stood at the net, free of emotions except for a half-smirk, half-scowl, waiting for the vanquished, Stefanos Tsitsipas, to meet him in the eye.
Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev is a Russian professional tennis player. His career-high singles ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) is world No. 3, which he first achieved in February 2021. He has won nine ATP Tour singles titles, including the 2020 ATP Finals where he defeated Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Dominic Thiem. With the win, Medvedev became the first player to defeat the top 3 ranked players in the world. Medvedev was also the runner-up at the 2019 US Open and the 2021 Australian Open, where he lost to Nadal and Djokovic, respectively.
Personal life : Medvedev studied applied economics and commerce at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, but dropped out to focus on tennis; he then switched to the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth, and Tourism, where he received his diploma as coach. He has two older sisters named Julia and Elena. His father encouraged him to take tennis seriously at the age of six.
Full name Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev
Country (sports ) : Russia
Residence : Monte Carlo , Monaco
Born : 11 Feb 1996 Moscow ,Russia
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.
> 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 grass and shot is return.
> Dream opponent is Pete Sampras.
> 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.
> Wife, Daria (married in September 2018).
> Set a new career-high ranking 7 times in 2017, 8 times in 2018 and 8 times in 2019, peaking at No. 4 to become highest-ranked Russian since No. 4 Davydenko in 2008.
> Won his last 10 matches of 2020, including 7 Top-10 victories and titles at ATP Masters 1000 Paris and Nitto ATP Finals.
> Defeated No. 1 Djokovic, No. 2 Nadal and No. 3 Thiem at 2020 Nitto ATP Finals to become 1st player to sweep Top 3 in tournament history and anywhere on ATP Tour since 2007 Madrid (Nalbandian).
> Led ATP Tour in 2019 with 59 victories, 46 hard-court wins and 9 finals, highlighted by 29-3 run with 1st ATP Masters 1000 title (Cincinnati), 1st Grand Slam final (US Open) and 2nd ATP Masters 1000 title (Shanghai).
> Owns 9-6 career record in tour-level finals, winning all 9 titles on hard courts (5 indoor, 4 outdoor) and reaching 14 of 15 finals on hard courts (2019 Barcelona on clay).
*The [[Russian Cup (tennis)|Russian Cup]] December 2019}}
**Player of the Year
**Team of the Year
ATP rankings as of February 22:
- Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12030 pts
- Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9850
- Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 9735 (+1)
- Dominic Thiem (AUT) 9125 (-1)
- Roger Federer (SUI) 6630
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 6595
- Alexander Zverev (GER) 5615
- Andrey Rublev (RUS) 4609
- Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 3480
- Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 3480
- Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 2910 (+1)
- Gael Monfils (FRA) 2860 (-1)
- Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2710
- Milos Raonic (CAN) 2630
- David Goffin (BEL) 2600
- Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 2585
- Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2575 (+4)
- Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2535 (-1)
- Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 2516
- Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 2365 (-2)
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