Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev (Russian: Дании́л Серге́евич Медве́дев, pronounced [dənʲɪˈiɫ mʲɪdˈvʲedʲɪf]; born 11 February 1996) is a Russian professional tennis player. He has won 4 ATP singles titles. Medvedev has a career high ATP singles ranking of 10 and a career high ATP doubles ranking of 187, both achieved on 15 July 2019.
Medvedev at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships
|Full name||Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev|
|Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Born||11 February 1996 |
|Height||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two handed-backhand)|
|Prize money||US$4,228,168 |
|Career record||102–69 (59.6% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 10 (15 July 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 10 (15 July 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2019)|
|French Open||1R (2017, 2018, 2019)|
|Wimbledon||3R (2018, 2019)|
|US Open||3R (2018)|
|Career record||9–14 (39.1% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 187 (15 July 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 187 (15 July 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||1R (2017)|
|US Open||2R (2017)|
|Last updated on: 14 July 2019.|
2015–2016: Early pro careerEdit
As a qualifier, Medvedev made his ATP singles main draw debut at the 2016 Nice Open, lost to Guido Pella in three sets. Three weeks later he earned his first singles ATP World Tour win at the 2016 Ricoh Open, defeating Horacio Zeballos in straight sets.
2017: First ATP final and first Grand Slam match winEdit
In January 2017, Medvedev reached his first ATP singles final. In the final at the Chennai Open he lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in two sets. As a result, Medvedev jumped 34 positions from 99 to 65 in the ATP rankings, a new career-high. In February, he continued his good form when advancing to the quarterfinals of both the Open Sud de France and the Open 13, losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille respectively.
In June, he made it to the quarterfinals of the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, defeating the 6th seed, Robin Haase and Thanasi Kokkinakis before losing to Ivo Karlović in straight sets. In the Aegon Championships, he advanced to his first ATP 500 quarterfinal by beating Nicolas Mahut and Thanasi Kokkinakis in the first 2 rounds, then he lost to the No. 6 seed Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals. One week later, he kept up his good form on grass by advancing to the semifinal of Eastbourne International before losing to Novak Djokovic.
At Wimbledon he got his first Grand Slam victory by defeating 5th seed and world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in the first round in four sets. This result was notable as it prevented Wawrinka from completing his career Grand Slam set (i.e. winning each of the four Grand Slam tournaments). He subsequently lost in the next round to Ruben Bemelmans. Medvedev was handed three fines totalling $14,500 (£11,200) for his conduct during the match with Bemelmans; Medvedev was fined a total of $7,000 for insulting the umpire on two occasions and a further $7,500 for throwing coins under the umpire's chair.
After Wimbledon, Medvedev was disqualified from the second round of the Savannah Challenger event (in Georgia, U.S.) for making a racist comment after the umpire ruled in favor of his opponent. Medvedev thought he had won a break point against his opponent Donald Young's serve, but chair umpire Sandy French ruled that his returning shot had gone out. Medvedev said Young and French, who are both African-Americans, were friends. He was disqualified mid-match for 'question[ing] the impartiality of the umpire based on her race'.
2018: First ATP titlesEdit
Medvedev started the 2018 season by qualifying for the Sydney International. He reached the final which he won against Alex de Minaur. The final became the "youngest" since 2007, when 20-year-old Rafael Nadal defeated 19-year-old Novak Djokovic in the final of Indian Wells. It also became the tournament's youngest since 1989.
In August, he won his second ATP title at the 2018 Winston-Salem Open after defeating the home favorite Steve Johnson in straight sets. After losing to Borna Ćorić in the third round of the US Open, he went on to win his first ATP 500 and third ATP title in Tokyo as a qualifier, overcoming Japanese star and No. 3 seeded Kei Nishikori 6–2, 6–4 in the final match. This triumph brought him to a new career high ranking of No. 22 and made him become the No. 1 player in Russia.
In October, he continued his good form, reaching the 2018 Kremlin Cup semifinal, losing to his countryman and eventual champion Karen Khachanov. One week later, he made the semifinals at the ATP 500 Swiss Indoors event, which he lost to Roger Federer. He reached his highest ranking yet, at No. 16.
Medvedev finished 2018 with the most hard court match wins of any player on the ATP World Tour (38 wins). He also had the most titles on hard court tournaments (3 titles), tying with Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Karen Khachanov.
2019: Masters semifinal, progress on clay, 4th title and Top 10 debutEdit
Medvedev started the 2019 season well by reaching the final of the Brisbane International. He defeated Andy Murray, Milos Raonic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but lost the final to Kei Nishikori. At the Australian Open, Medvedev was seeded for the first time in a Grand Slam event. He reached the round of 16 for the first time in his career where he was defeated by eventual champion Novak Djokovic in four sets. Medvedev won his fourth ATP title at the Sofia Open beating Márton Fucsovics in the final in straight sets. The following week, Medvedev lost in the semifinals of the ATP 500 tournament in Rotterdam against Gaël Monfils.
Medvedev entered the 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters having only won two of his first 13 career matches on clay courts. Despite this, Medvedev reached his first ever Masters 1000 quarterfinal at the tournament after defeating world number 8 Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round. This victory was his first against Tsitsipas on clay and extended his overall head-to-head record against the world No. 8 player to 4–0. In the quarterfinals, Medvedev earned his first triumph over a current world number 1 ranked player, when he defeated Djokovic in three sets. His run ended in the semifinals against Dušan Lajović in straight sets after squandering a 5–1 lead in the opening set. The following week at the Barcelona Open, Medvedev earned his third successive top 10 victory (this time over Nishikori) to reach his first ATP Tour final on clay. In the final, Medvedev was defeated by world number 5 Dominic Thiem in straight sets.
After the Barcelona Open, Medvedev experienced a five match losing streak. He returned to form on the grass courts of Queen's Club, reaching his sixth semifinal of the season. He made his top 10 debut after reaching the third round of Wimbledon.
Singles performance timelineEdit
Current through the 2019 Wimbledon.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||1R||2R||4R||0 / 3||4–3|
|French Open||A||1R||1R||1R||0 / 3||0–3|
|Wimbledon||Q3||2R||3R||3R||0 / 3||5–3|
|US Open||Q1||1R||3R||0 / 2||2–2|
|Win–loss||0–0||1–4||5–4||5–3||0 / 11||11–11|
|ATP Finals||DNQ||0 / 0||0–0|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||1R||3R||3R||0 / 3||3–3|
|Miami Open||A||A||2R||4R||0 / 2||3–2|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||Q1||1R||2R||SF||0 / 3||5–3|
|Madrid Open||A||A||1R||1R||0 / 2||0–2|
|Italian Open||A||A||1R||1R||0 / 2||0–2|
|Canadian Open||A||1R||3R||0 / 2||2–2|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||1R||1R||0 / 2||0–2|
|Shanghai Masters||A||1R||2R||0 / 2||1–2|
|Paris Masters||A||Q1||2R||0 / 1||1–1|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–5||7–8||7–5||0 / 19||15–19|
|Summer Olympics||A||Not Held||0 / 0||0–0|
|Davis Cup||A||1R||Z1||Q||0 / 1||3–2|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–1||2–1||1–0||0 / 1||3–2|
|Hard Win–Loss||3–2||16–18||38–15||17–6||4 / 42||74–41|
|Clay Win–Loss||1–2||0–4||1–5||8–5||0 / 16||10–16|
|Grass Win–Loss||1–1||8–4||4–4||5–3||0 / 12||18–12|
|Overall Win–Loss||5–5||24–26||43–24||30–14||4 / 70||102–69|
- indicates the outcome of the Davis Cup match followed by the score, date, place of event, the zonal classification and its phase, and the court surface.
|Rubber outcome||No.||Rubber||Match type (partner if any)||Opponent nation||Opponent player(s)||Score|
|1–4; 3–5 February 2017; Čair Sports Center, Niš, Serbia; World Group; Hard(i) surface|
|Defeat||1||II||Singles||Serbia||Novak Djokovic||6–3, 4–6, 1–6, 0–1 ret.|
|1–3; 15–17 September 2017; Kopaszi Dam, Budapest, Hungary; World Group play-off; Clay surface|
|Defeat||3||III||Doubles (with Konstantin Kravchuk)||Hungary||Attila Balázs / Márton Fucsovics||6–7(4–7), 4–6, 6–7(4–7)|
|1–3; 6–7 April 2018; Luzhniki Small Sports Arena, Moscow, Russia; Europe/Africa second round; Hard(i) surface|
|Victory||4||II||Singles||Austria||Sebastian Ofner||6–1, 6–2|
|3–2; 14–15 September 2018; Luzhniki Small Sports Arena, Moscow, Russia; Europe/Africa first-round play-off; Hard(i) surface|
|Defeat||5||II||Singles||Belarus||Ilya Ivashka||6–7(2–7), 4–6|
|Victory||6||V||Singles||Egor Gerasimov||7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–3|
|3–1; 1–2 February 2019; Swiss Tennis Arena, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland; Qualifying round; Hard(i) surface|
|Victory||7||I||Singles||Switzerland||Henri Laaksonen||7–6(10–8), 6–7(6–8), 6–2|
- "Daniil Medvedev". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
- "ATP Prize Money Leaders" (PDF).
- ATP Rankings
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- "Daniil Medvedev faces heavy fine after throwing coins at umpire's chair". The Guardian. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
- "Wimbledon hands out one of biggest fines in history as tournament sees some of worst ever player behaviour". The Telegraph. 6 July 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
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