Daniil Medvedev Explains Why He Is Dedicating Vienna Title To His Wife

Daniil Medvedev explains why he dedicates the Vienna title to his wife


Daniil Medvedev dedicated his Vienna title to his wife Daria, noting that it was his wife who gave him the beautiful gift. In October, Medvedev and his wife Daria welcomed their first child, a girl Alisa. Last week in Vienna, Medvedev competed for the first time since he became a father.

Medvedev ended up reaching the final in Vienna, where he defeated Denis Shapovalov 4-6 6-3 6-2. “They asked me if I am going to dedicate this trophy to my daughter. And I was sitting there thinking that I’m not going to dedicate it to my daughter, I’m going to dedicate it to my wife, because she gave me the most beautiful gift I’ve ever had, my daughter, I was there and these emotions were better than winning any title, so Dasha, Spasibo (Thank you).

I like you too [Shapovalov] a lot, but I have a wife, we’ll keep it simple,» Medvedev said.

Medvedev staged a comeback in the Vienna final

Coming into the final in Vienna, Medvedev was the favorite to beat Shapovalov.

But Shapovalov came out determined not to go down without a fight. After Medvedev rallied from a set down to beat Shapovalov, he recognized the Canadian was a tall order to handle. «I’m really happy. This match was the best of the week because Denis was playing really unreal until probably 4-3 in the second set.

It lowered his level maybe two percent and I was able to use it. This is one of the best wins when you know your opponent is on top of you but you try to stay there and do what you can,” Medvedev said. Now Medvedev hopes to make a deep run at this week’s Paris Masters.

Medvedev, who is the fourth seed in the Paris main draw, has a first round bye in the tournament. In the second round in Paris, Medvedev plays either Sebastian Korda or Alex de Minaur.

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