‘They Broke The News Early!’: Daniil Medvedev Jests About Replacing Max Verstappen or Sergio Perez for Red Bull Racing

Published 02/05/2022, 1:39 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 28: Daniil Medvedev of Russia looks on during a practice session prior to the start of the 2021 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2021 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev has been having a lot of success lately. Not only did he win the US Open 2021 for his first Grand Slam, but he also reached the Australian Open 2022 final.

Medvedev came within an inch of becoming the first male player to win their second Grand Slam right after the first. However, Rafael Nadal quashed his hopes to do the same, by making history of his own.

Now, it seems Medvedev is aiming for success off the court and on the racetrack. He is now thinking about joining Formula One for Red Bull Racing!


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Daniil Medvedev wants a spot in the Red Bull Racing team

The Russian World No. 2 seems to have found his humor again following his five-set defeat against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open 2022 final.

Earlier today, a Twitter user shared a mock image of Daniil Medvedev which featured him in a racing suit. The image joked that Medvedev would now sign with the Formula One team, Red Bull Racing.

Medvedev, who is an avid Formula One fan, reacted to the image in good faith, showcasing his funny side. “They broke the news early!” Medvedev wrote on Twitter. Furthermore, he also asked who he would replace on the Red Bull team.

Then, he also tagged both Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, the two drivers for Red Bull. Of course, this came after he joined former Formula One driver and compatriot Daniil Kvyat on the racetrack yesterday.


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Consequently, Daniil Medvedev acknowledged the effort it takes to race at the highest level. “In all seriousness, respect for all these guys,” Medvedev wrote. He then shared how “it was tough today” when he took a kart for a spin.

Medvedev pulls out of ATP event at Rotterdam

After the Australian Open, Daniil Medvedev was going to headline the Rotterdam Open starting February 6. However, he has since pulled out of the tournament owing to fatigue.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 28, 2022. Russia’s Daniil Medvedev during his semi-final match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas. REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

“I just got back from Australia and am not ready to compete,” Medvedev shared, talking about his withdrawal. Consequently, in Medvedev’s stead, former World No. 1 Sir Andy Murray will now be playing in Rotterdam.


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Additionally, Frenchman and former World No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, too, will be playing at Rotterdam after accepting a wild card for the tournament.


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On the other hand, Jannik Sinner, who was also going to play at the event, tested positive for the coronavirus, and also withdrew from the tournament.

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Samarveer Singh

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. He is also an automotive writer at HotCars.