Daniil Medvedev Reveals His Favorite FC Bayern Munich Player

Published 08/26/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
Aug 15, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Daniil Medvedev of Russia poses with the trophy after defeating Reilly Opelka of the United States (not pictured) in the finals of the National Bank Open at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports


Daniil Medvedev features as a key figure among the new generation of players appearing on the ATP Tour. While a Grand Slam victory eludes him, his rise since his professional debut in 2014 has been nothing short of extraordinary.

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Along with tennis, the Russian has immense passion for German football club Bayern Munich. Ahead of the US Open, the current World No. 2 revealed his favorite player from the current squad of the team.

Daniil Medvedev reveals Robert Lewandowski as his favorite Bayern Munich player

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Many consider Lewandowski to be one of the best strikers in the modern game. Since moving from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich in 2014, the Polish forward scored 205 goals in 221 appearances. With a natural ability to score goals with his head and both feet, the 33-year-old helped the iconic German club seal several titles.

During an interview with Spox, Medvedev spoke on several aspects of his love for Bayern Munich. When asked who his favorite player in the current team is, the Russian revealed it was Lewandowski. While admitting it was an obvious choice, he lauded the Polish striker’s approach to his game by saying he tries the same in tennis.

The Russian said“It is too obvious but I have to say Lewandowski. I just love how he works on his game and on his fitness. I admire that. Also his mental approach. Back in the time you could only follow the players on the pitch, now we have the chance to follow them on Instagram and see what they do.

“I have so much respect for Lewandowski and what he does with his body. I try to have the same approach in tennis. What you do outside of the court plays a huge role for your success on the court. “

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Medvedev impressed with Bayern Munich’s efforts towards fitness

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Over the years, Bayern Munich gained a reputation for making players much fitter than when they arrived. One of those players is Leon Goretzka, who became a much stronger athlete after joining the German champions.

Aug 19, 2021; Mason, OH, USA; Daniil Medvedev (RUS) in action during his match against Grigor Dimitrov (BUL, not pictured) during the Western and Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

While speaking about his favorite club, Medvedev admitted how impressive he was with this aspect. “Let us be honest, I do not know what Bayern is doing or what is going on in Munich, but if a player comes to Bayern, one year later he looks like a bodybuilder, it is crazy how they work on the fitness aspect. It is really impressive to see.”

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At the upcoming US Open, Medvedev is a top contender for going all the way. Can the Russian break his Grand Slam duck at Flushing Meadows?

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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