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All about US Open champion Daniil Medvedev

September 13, 2021 10:12 IST
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Daniil Medvedev

IMAGE: Daniil Medvedev delivered the performance of a lifetime to win the US Open on Sunday and deny Novak Djokovic a rare calendar year Grand Slam. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Factbox on Daniil Medvedev, who defeated world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the US Open final on Sunday to win his first Grand Slam title.

 

Age: 25

Country: Russia

ATP ranking: 2

Seeding: 2

Grand Slam titles: 1 (US Open 2021)

EARLY LIFE

* Began playing tennis aged nine after his mother spotted an advert for group tennis lessons at the pool where he was taking swimming lessons

* Was inspired by compatriot Marat Safin when he won the 2005 Australian Open

CAREER TO DATE

* Turned professional in 2014 and broke into the top 100 in the rankings in 2016.

* Won his first ATP Tour title in 2018 in Sydney, going on to win three titles that year which also included Winston-Salem and Tokyo.

* Won his first Masters title in 2019 in Cincinnati which included a win over Novak Djokovic in the semi-final. He followed it up with a second Masters title in Shanghai and ended the year with four titles.

* Reached his first Grand Slam final at the US Open in 2019, losing to Rafael Nadal in five sets.

* Won his third Masters title in Paris in 2020 and capped off the year with the ATP Finals title, beating the world's top three players (Djokovic, Nadal and Dominic Thiem) at the tournament.

* Reached his second Grand Slam final at the Australian Open in 2021, losing to Djokovic in straight sets.

* Won his fourth Masters title in Canada in 2021 and also captured his first title on grass at Mallorca.

* Won the US Open title in 2021 in what was his third appearance in a Grand Slam final.

* Twelve of his 13 singles titles have come on hardcourts.

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