Daniil Medvedev: Andreï Medvedev, wife, coach, 10 questions you may ask about the Russian

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The 2019 US Open runner-up, Daniil Medvedev is one, if not the leader, of the ATP 'Next Gen'. Here is everything you need to know about the Russian player.


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What is Daniil Medvedev’s nationality?

Daniil Medvedev is Russian. He was born on February 11, 1996, in Moscow, Russia.

What is his height ?

Medvedev is 6ft 6in (1.98m) tall, according to his profile on the official ATP Tour website. He is among the top 10 tallest active players, tied with Marin Cilic and Juan Martin Del Potro. He weighs 182lbs (83kgs), also according to the ATP.

Where does he train?

Medvedev and his family settled in Antibes, France when he was 18. He came to join the Elite Tennis Center run by Jean-René Lisnard (ex-world No.84), in Cannes. Medvedev then moved to Monte-Carlo in 2017. Several of his fellow players live in Monaco, including Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Milos Raonic, Gäel Monfils and Grigor Dimitrov. Medvedev speaks Russian, French and English.

Gilles Cervara, Daniil Medvedev's coach

Who is Daniil Medvedev’s coach?

Gilles Cervara has been Medvedev’s full-time coach since September 2017. Cervara is the Elite Tennis Center co-founder, along with Lisnard. Cervara was a sparring partner for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Thomas Enqvist, Marat Safin and Justine Henin. Cervara was named ATP Coach of the Year by his peers in 2019 after Medvedev’s breakout season (four titles including two Masters 1000s, as well as finishing as the US Open runner-up, year-end world No.5). His fitness trainer is Eric Hernandez, who also works in the Elite Tennis Center.

Is Daniil Medvedev related to Andreï Medvedev?

Daniil Medvedev has no family ties with Andreï Medvedev. Andrei Medvedev was a Ukrainian tennis player who was on the Tour during the 1990s. He won 11 titles, including four Masters 1000 events. Medvedev also reached the 1999 French Open final, which he lost against Andre Agassi after blowing a two-set lead. He was the champion at the Roland-Garros junior event in 1991. His highest ATP ranking was No 4 in 1994.

Andreï Medvedev during the 2000 French Open

Who is Daniil Medvedev’s wife?

Medvedev married Daria in September 2018 after living with her for four years. A former top 100 junior tennis player, Daria studied journalism. “Daria is my main support. I cannot say anything without her. She showed me the beauty of life, which I had never seen before. Life is beautiful! I would like to live all my life with her. She is much more confident than me. She showed me how to handle life.”

Who is his father?

Daniil Medvedev is the son of Sergey Medvedev and Olga Medvedeva. His little sister is named Elena.

What does Medvedev mean in Russian?

Medvedev is a family name originating from the Russian word “medved”, which stands for “bear”. Many Eastern Europe personalities are named Medvedev, such as former Russian president Dmitri Medvedev.

Which racquet does Daniil Medvedev play with?

Medvedev plays with the Tecnifibre ATP TFight 305 XTC racquet, like Jérémy Chardy. The Russian’s clothing sponsor is Lacoste, with whom he signed a deal in 2019. His previous sponsor was Lotto. He wears Nike shoes, as Lacoste doesn’t make tennis shoes.

Daniil Medvedev at the 2020 Australian Open with his Tecnifibre racquet

What is Daniil Medvedev’s net worth?

Medvedev has earned around $11.3 million (£8.7 million) in prize money from tournaments since his pro debut. With close to $8 million ($6.16 million) earned in 2019, he was the fifth-highest earner on the ATP Tour.

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