Who is Daniil Medvedev?

Daniil Medvedev caused the shock of the day on Monday at Wimbledon when he knocked out three-time grand slam winner Stan Wawrinka in the first round.

The 20-year old Russian showed maturity beyond his years as he downed the Swiss star 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to make the second round.

But who is he? FOX Sports Asia takes a detailed look at the up and coming Russian.

Medvedev was born in Moscow in 1996. He turned pro in 2015 and is currently ranked 49th in the world.

He has five career titles to date. Four on the Futures circuit and one on the ATP Challenger Tour. His best finish on the ATP Tour to date was as runner up to Roberto Bautista Agut at the Chennai Open in January.

His win against Wawrinka was his first ever win in a grand slam, having lost in the first round at both the Australian Open and Roland Garros this year.

In April 2016, Medvedev was disqualified from the Savannah Challenger tournament for making a racist comment.

Medvedev was defaulted while losing 4-1 in the first set of his second-round match against Donald Young after he questioned a call by the umpire Sandy French.

He accused Young and French, who are both African-Americans, of being ‘friends’ and was disqualified for questioning ‘the impartiality of the umpire based on her race,’ the United States Tennis Association said in a statement after the incident.



Medvedev’s win over Wawrinka was his first over a top-ten ranked opponent. He will face Belgium’s Ruben Bemelmans (ranked 124) in the second round.

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