Although he is not related to Andrei Medvedev, the Ukrainian tennis player who won the Conde de Godó Trophy in 1993, Daniil aspires to be one to beat at the centre court of the Real Club Tennis Barcelona central and appear in the history book of winners of a tournament that has always counted with the best tennis players on clay. Andrei was Ukrainian and Daniil Russian born in Moscow, although he resides in Monte Carlo.
Daniil was not born when Andrei gave the surprise and won in the final of that 1993 edition against Sergi Bruguera. He arrived in the world on February 11, 1996 and grew up in a family without sports background, much less tennis. He started to play tennis at age 6 and from a very young age he concentrated on this sport to become a star.
It was not until 2018 that he made the big jump to the tennis elite. In a year in which he made his name on the circuit and won three ATP titles, he moved from the 65th position with which he had started 2017 to the 16th with which he closed his impeccable season. And in the same way that he closed that campaign he began 2019, with final in Brisbane and title in Sofia, the fourth of his career.
Known among his teammates as "Bear", Medvedev is a hard court specialist and also likes to play on grass. His pending subject is still clay. In 2018 he only played five tournaments. In 2019 he will make his debut at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.