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“Don’t You Know Him?”: Daniil Medvedev’s Wife Recalls Amusing Story of Their First Meeting

Published 11/26/2021, 6:48 AM EST

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Grabbing his maiden Grand Slam title at US Open 2021, Daniil Medvedev has performed on a different note this year. Defeating Novak Djokovic in a Majors finals would be definitely the highlight of the season. Just recently, Medvedev along with his wife, Daria Medevedeva got featured in a Russian magazine, ‘ Tatler’.

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Apart from some breathtaking photo shoots, the couple also talked about their first meeting. Surprisingly, the adorable couple knows each other since they were 12-years old. In an interview, Medvedeva shared an interesting story on the same.


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The first time Daniil Medvedev and Daria Medvedeva met

Daniil Medvedev stunned the tennis world after beating the unstoppable Novak Djokovic in the finals at Flushing Meadows. Throughout the year, the Russian has enjoyed tremendous success. Moreover, he along with his wife also featured in a renowned Russian magazine, ‘Tatler’.

Daria Medvedeva, Medvedev’s wife also opened up on their first meeting when they were just 12-years old. Medvedeva has gone to a junior’s tennis tournament when he first saw the current World No.2.


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In an interview, Dari recalled the moment and said, ” Suddenly we hear someone yelp. My mother asks me what’s going on. Veronika Kudermetova’s father starts to laugh and says, this is Medvedev. Don’t you know him?”

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 “So we went over and watched the match. Three and a half hours, moon balls, 50-stroke rallies. Since childhood, Daniil has always fought to the end, he was ready to do anything on the pitch to win – no matter how ugly his game looked. Nothing has changed in this regard,” added the Russian’s wife.

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In 2018, Medvedev and longtime girlfriend, Daria Chernyshkova announced their marriage. Soon after in 2109, Medvedev credits his marriage for improvement in tennis.

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In his words, he quoted, ” Before I made a proposal, I had been on the 65th place in the ranking, and then in ten months I’ve won two major tournaments and entered the top 10. We have significantly rebuilt our life, we work for each other.”


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Moreover, Daria has been spotted many times at the tennis stadium cheering for Daniil Medvedev. It seems the strong couple is sharing a loving relationship amongst them.

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Atri Bhatt


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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.
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