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Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, returns to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the Miami Open tennis tournament.(AP)

Medvedev tests COVID-19 positive, out of Monte Carlo Masters

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 03:52 PM IST
Medvedev, who was seeded second behind top-ranked Novak Djokovic at the ATP Masters 1000 event on clay, has been put in isolation and is being monitored by the tournament and ATP medical teams, the men's tennis governing body said in a statement.
Daniil Medvedev of Russia (USA TODAY Sports)
Daniil Medvedev of Russia (USA TODAY Sports)

Medvedev comes clean: 'I don't like clay'

Reuters |
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 01:53 PM IST
Medvedev replaced Rafa Nadal as No. 2 last month, becoming the first player outside the Spaniard, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray to be ranked in the top two since Lleyton Hewitt in July 2005.
Ashleigh Barty of Australia, returns to Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Miami Gardens(AP)
Ashleigh Barty of Australia, returns to Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Miami Gardens(AP)

Barty, Medvedev rise to challenge on tough day at Miami Open

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 07:25 AM IST
  • World No. 1 Ash Barty of Australia won the final nine points to finish off the seventh-seeded Sabalenka in a three-set women's quarterfinal Tuesday, while men's top-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia reached the quarters with a straight-set win over Tiafoe.
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev speaks to the crowd holding the runners up trophy after losing his final match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev speaks to the crowd holding the runners up trophy after losing his final match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)

Medvedev 1st man other than 'Big 4' in ATP Top 2 since 2005

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 09:02 PM IST
  • Lleyton Hewitt was the last man outside of that quartet to sit at No. 1 or No. 2. He ranked second in July 2005, behind Federer.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev(AP)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev(AP)

Medvedev to meet doubles specialist Herbert in Open 13 final

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 11:56 AM IST
Medvedev, who climbs to No. 2 in the rankings next week, led 6-4, 3-0 against qualifier Matthew Ebden when the Australian retired through an unspecified injury on Saturday.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates(REUTERS)

Djokovic can extend No.1 record to 400 weeks, says Medvedev

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 01:46 PM IST
The 33-year-old Djokovic, who won his 18th Grand Slam at the Australian Open last month, eclipsed Roger Federer's record on March 8 when he moved past the Swiss to hold the top ranking for the 311th week.
Daniil Medvedev. (Getty Images)
Daniil Medvedev. (Getty Images)

Medvedev ready to begin new streak after Rotterdam blip

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 02:44 PM IST
  • Medvedev's shock defeat by Serbian Dusan Lajovic last week was only his second loss in 22 matches.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev(AP)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev(AP)

Medvedev, Zverev eliminated in 1st round in Rotterdam

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 08:43 PM IST
Medvedev had 25 unforced errors against Lajovic's 12, along with eight double faults, and he broke his racket in frustration. The third-ranked Russian last played Feb. 21 in his straight-sets loss to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final.
Tennis - Australian Open - Men's Singles Final - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 21, 2021 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev speaks to the crowd holding the runners up trophy after losing his final match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Men's Singles Final - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 21, 2021 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev speaks to the crowd holding the runners up trophy after losing his final match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake(REUTERS)

Medvedev gets another shot at No.2 ranking after Nadal pullout

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 01:18 PM IST
Medvedev rose to a career high third in the ATP rankings on Monday after finishing runner-up to world number one Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open. He would have moved above Nadal had he beaten the Serbian.
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 19, 2021 Russia's Daniil Medvedev reacts during his semi final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 19, 2021 Russia's Daniil Medvedev reacts during his semi final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas(REUTERS)

Why Medvedev is the anti-hero tennis needs

PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 09:49 PM IST
  • The supremely gifted Russian is the perfect candidate to give the sport a big dose of what it has missed since the days of John McEnroe–a shot of spice amid the overload of syrup.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic (L) holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after defeating Russia's Daniil Medvedev (R) in the men's singles final at the Australian Open(AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic (L) holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after defeating Russia's Daniil Medvedev (R) in the men's singles final at the Australian Open(AP)

Medvedev recalls long-ago practice session with Djokovic

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 09:13 PM IST
Back then, Djokovic already had been ranked No. 1 and was accumulating Grand Slam titles; Medvedev had yet to crack the Top 300.
Tennis - Australian Open - Men's Singles Final - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 21, 2021 Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning his final match against Russia's Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Men's Singles Final - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 21, 2021 Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning his final match against Russia's Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)

Djokovic says he did tear muscle in Australia

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 09:05 PM IST
He said he was not sure he could keep competing until about two hours before his next match and at that point did not think winning the championship was realistic.
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 19, 2021 Russia's Daniil Medvedev reacts during his semi final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 19, 2021 Russia's Daniil Medvedev reacts during his semi final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas(REUTERS)

Medvedev beats Tsitsipas to set up Australian Open final with Djokovic

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 04:34 PM IST
Medvedev will face eight-time champion Novak Djokovic at Melbourne Park for the title on Sunday.
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 17, 2021 Russia's Daniil Medvedev talks to the media after winning his quarter final match against Russia's Andrey Rublev REUTERS/Jaimi Joy(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 17, 2021 Russia's Daniil Medvedev talks to the media after winning his quarter final match against Russia's Andrey Rublev REUTERS/Jaimi Joy(REUTERS)

Australian Open: Medvedev beats compatriot Rublev to reach semis

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 12:39 PM IST
It was Rublev's fourth straight defeat to Medvedev, who has not lost a match since October.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev in action during his third round match against Serbia's Filip Krajinovic(REUTERS)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev in action during his third round match against Serbia's Filip Krajinovic(REUTERS)

Medvedev wins five-setter to join Russian charge

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 04:25 PM IST
Medvedev, who lost the only previous encounter between the two players, at Indian Wells in 2019, breezed through the first two sets in Melbourne. But he looked seriously rattled when Krajinovic won the third and went up a break in the fourth.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev celebrates with the trophy after winning the final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem.(Action Images via Reuters)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev celebrates with the trophy after winning the final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem.(Action Images via Reuters)

Players must be able to train ahead of Australian Open: Medvedev

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:59 PM IST
Organisers are in talks with the Victoria state government over the protocols to be put in place for those arriving in Australia for the first Grand Slam of the year.
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 22, 2020 Russia's Daniil Medvedev with the trophy after winning the final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem(REUTERS)
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 22, 2020 Russia's Daniil Medvedev with the trophy after winning the final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem(REUTERS)

Medvedev, Thiem get tennis set for intriguing 2021

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:31 AM IST
Daniil Madvedev and Dominic Thiem are part of a group of up-and-coming men that also includes Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev, all of whom are showing signs they’re for real and ready to take the next steps.
London: Daniil Medvedev of Russia.(AP)
London: Daniil Medvedev of Russia.(AP)

A refreshing Dominic Thiem for the tennis world

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 06:19 AM IST
Dominic Thiem lost the last match of the year, but in 2020 the Austrian lived up to his promise.
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 21, 2020 Spain's Rafael Nadal walks off after losing his semi-final match against Russia's Daniil Medvedev Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs(Action Images via Reuters)
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 21, 2020 Spain's Rafael Nadal walks off after losing his semi-final match against Russia's Daniil Medvedev Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs(Action Images via Reuters)

Nadal adapts, ATP Finals title still remains elusive

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 06:20 AM IST
The Spaniard’s first semi-final in five years at the ATP Finals ended in defeat, failing to serve out for the match in a 6-3, 6-7(4), 3-6 loss to the on-song Russian in London on Saturday night.
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 22, 2020 Russia's Daniil Medvedev celebrates with the trophy after winning the final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs(Action Images via Reuters)
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 22, 2020 Russia's Daniil Medvedev celebrates with the trophy after winning the final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs(Action Images via Reuters)

Medvedev storms back to beat Thiem and claim ATP Finals title

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 06:06 AM IST
Thiem was on course to become the first Austrian to win the title, following on from his recent U.S. Open triumph, but the relentless Medvedev turned the tide to strike a blow for the new generation striving to shake up the tennis hierarchy.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev with Spain's Rafael Nadal after winning their semi-final match.(REUTERS)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev with Spain's Rafael Nadal after winning their semi-final match.(REUTERS)

Djokovic and Nadal sent packing by Thiem and Medvedev

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 09:00 AM IST
As the curtain comes down on London’s 12 years as host of the ATP Tour’s prestigious season-ender, it would have been fitting for Nadal and Djokovic to face off for the 57th time in their glittering careers.
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 20, 2020 Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev REUTERS/Toby Melville(REUTERS)
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 20, 2020 Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev REUTERS/Toby Melville(REUTERS)

Djokovic reaches ATP Finals semis, Nadal showdown still on

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 09:59 PM IST
Djokovic will finish second in the Tokyo Group, named after the first edition of the season-ending tournament 50 years ago, and with Spanish world number two Rafa Nadal finishing second in the London Group, they have avoided a semi-final clash.
Novak Djokovic reacts after losing to Daniil Medvedev.(Getty Images)
Novak Djokovic reacts after losing to Daniil Medvedev.(Getty Images)

Medvedev beats Djokovic to reach semis at ATP Finals

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Medvedev, who lost all three of his group matches last year on his tournament debut, has now beaten Djokovic in three of their last four meetings.
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 18, 2020 Germany's Alexander Zverev reacts during his group stage match against Argentina's Diego Schwartzman REUTERS/Toby Melville(REUTERS)
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 18, 2020 Germany's Alexander Zverev reacts during his group stage match against Argentina's Diego Schwartzman REUTERS/Toby Melville(REUTERS)

Zverev grinds out 3-set win over Schwartzman in ATP Finals

LONDON | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 11:10 PM IST
Zverev, coming off what he had described as one of his worst matches of the season in his opening loss to Medvedev on Monday, led 3-1 in the second set before his Argentine opponent battled back with two breaks.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev reacts during his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev.(REUTERS)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev reacts during his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev.(REUTERS)

Medvedev notches first win at ATP Finals, Djokovic up next

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 08:05 AM IST
The 24-year-old’s 6-3 6-4 win put him joint top of the Tokyo Group alongside world number one Novak Djokovic, who put on a masterclass to trounce debutant Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-2.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev poses with his trophy after the Paris Masters tennis tournament final, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Paris. Daniil Medvedev won the Paris Masters for the first time by beating Germany's Alexander Zverev 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday for his eighth career title and third at a Masters event.(AP)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev poses with his trophy after the Paris Masters tennis tournament final, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Paris. Daniil Medvedev won the Paris Masters for the first time by beating Germany's Alexander Zverev 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday for his eighth career title and third at a Masters event.(AP)

Medvedev beats Zverev to win his 1st Paris Masters final

Paris | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 11:02 PM IST
The third-seeded Russian secured just his second win against the fourth-seeded Zverev in seven matches, and his previous victory against the imposing German was also in a Masters final last year in Shanghai.
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during his semi final match against Germany's Alexander Zverev.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during his semi final match against Germany's Alexander Zverev.(REUTERS)

Zverev stops Nadal to set up Medvedev final in Paris

PARIS | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 09:51 AM IST
The 20-time Grand Slam champion broke back after falling 4-2 behind in the second set but it was a brief comeback as the 23-year-old Zverev stole his serve again in the 11th game.
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during his quarter final match against Spain's Pablo Carreno-Busta.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during his quarter final match against Spain's Pablo Carreno-Busta.(REUTERS)

Nadal on course for maiden Paris Masters crown, Schwartzman into ATP Finals

PARIS | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 09:06 AM IST
Spain’s 20-time Grand Slam champion recovered from a wobbly start and revved up the engine near the end of the second set to clinch victory and progress to a clash with German fourth seed Alexander Zverev, who beat Swiss Stan Wawrinka 6-3 7-6(1).
Sep 11 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York,USA; Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates after match point against Daniil Medvedev of Russia (not pictured) in a men's singles semi-finals match on day twelve of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.(USA TODAY Sports)
Sep 11 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York,USA; Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates after match point against Daniil Medvedev of Russia (not pictured) in a men's singles semi-finals match on day twelve of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.(USA TODAY Sports)

Thiem playing as consistently as the ‘Big Three’ - Medvedev

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 04:04 PM IST
“He played like a real champion,” Medvedev said of Thiem. “That’s actually the stress of the Big Three. No matter which day you play them, it seems like they play the same level.
Dominic Thiem celebrates his win.(Getty Images)
Dominic Thiem celebrates his win.(Getty Images)

US Open 2020: Dominic Thiem enters final with win over Daniil Medvedev

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 10:19 AM IST
Thiem won the match in straight sets and will face winner of the first semifinal, Alexander Zverev in the summit clash on Sunday.
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