Daniil Medvedev is a Russian professional tennis player. He is a former World No. 1 in men’s tennis, and in 2021, he won the men’s singles title at the US Open.

Player Profile

Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev (Даниил Сергеевич Медведев) was born on February 11, 1996 in Moscow, Russia. He currently resides in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Medvedev stands 198 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 83 kg.

Height / weight 1.98 m / 83 kg
Born 11 Feb 1996
Nationality Russian Federation Russian Federation
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname The Chessmaster

He is right-handed and he has a two-handed backhand. He is coached by Gilles Cervara and since he turned pro, he has earned around US$34 Million.


As a junior player, he made it as far as the third round of the 2014 Australian Open and French Open boy’s singles and the 2013, US Open boy’s singles.

He made his ATP debut in 2015, playing in the Kremlin Cup. He did not make his first Grand Slam main draw appearance until 2017. That year, he also scored his first Grand Slam match win at the Wimbledon championship when he made it past the opening round.

In 2019, he made it to his first Grand Slam finals – at the US Open. He excelled in 2020 and 2021 and made it to the semifinals of the 2021 US Open and the finals of the 2021 Aussie Open.

Also in 2021, he won his first Grand Slam title, the men’s singles at the US Open. This win helped propel him to become World Number 1 in 2022.

In 2022, he was in the finals of the Aussie Open for the second year in a row and he was also in the fourth round of the French Open and the US Open. He did not play in Wimbledon that year because of the ban against Russian and Belarusian players.

In 2023, he made it to the semifinals of Wimbledon and the finals of the US Open.

Career Record


Career Titles: 20- Highest Singles Ranking: 1 (February 28, 2022) - Current Singles Ranking: 3 (January 15, 2024)

Best Grand Slam Singles Performances

  • Australian Open - F (2021, 2022)
  • French Open - QF (2021)
  • Wimbledon - SF (2023)
  • US Open - W (2021)

Other Tournaments

  • Tour Finals - W (2020)
  • Olympic Games - QF (2020)


  • Highest Doubles Ranking: 170 (August 19, 2019)

Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances

  • French Open - 1R (2017)
  • US Open - 2R (2017)
  • Olympic Games - 1R (2020)

Team Competitions

  • Davis Cup - W (2021)

People Ask

When did Daniil Medvedev first reach World Number 1?

February 28, 2022. Daniil Medvedev first reached his career-high singles ranking of World Number 1 in February 2022. He dethroned Novak Djokovic to reach the ranking.

How many singles Grand Slams has Medvedev won?

One. Daniil Medvedev’s first and only Grand Slam so far is the singles title at the US Open. He won it in 2021.

How long has Daniil Medvedev been playing professionally?

Since 2014. Medvedev has been a professional tennis player since 2014. He made his Grand Slam main draw debut in 2017.

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