After profitable his maiden tour-level title in his first ATP World Tour occasion of the season on the Sydney Worldwide, Russia’s Daniil Medvedev is not any stranger to breaking new floor. The 22-year-old, who additionally entered the High 50 of the ATP Rankings for the primary time in April, just lately sat down with ATPWorldTour.com to debate some extra of his first experiences on and off the courtroom:
First pinch-me second on the ATP World Tour
It was once I reached the ultimate in Chennai. It was my first ATP World Tour last and on this second I had simply obtained into the High 100.
First coach and most vital lesson she taught me
My first coach was a Russian lady named Ekaterina Kryuchkova and she or he was wonderful. She made me combat till the final level on a regular basis.
First time I used to be recognised
I believe it was in junior tournaments as a result of, even in junior tournaments, you play Grand Slams. Some individuals took my autograph they usually knew me.
First time I travelled overseas
The primary I keep in mind was Finland. My dad and mom beloved to go to Finland on holidays as a result of it was fairly near Russia. I used to be 4 or 5 years previous, I’d say, and I gained fairly some huge cash within the amusement machines.
First live performance I visited
It was a 50 Cent live performance in Moscow [laughter]. All people in Russia was listening to him at that second. I used to be round 12 years previous.
First prize cash buy
Simply as I broke into the High 100… I used to be in Bratislava enjoying a Challenger. I went to Austria which was about 100 kilometres away to one of many greatest shops and I simply purchased myself some new garments.
First autograph I requested for
Once I was actually younger, the girl I practised with additionally practised with Vera Zvonareva. One time [Vera] came around her and provides the youngsters some recommendation. I obtained her autograph on a tennis ball.
First time I flew firstclass
Once I was younger, we went to Croatia on a vacation and my father, I do not know why, simply determined to spend some huge cash. All of us flew firstclass on this vacation and I used to be about eight years previous.
I’ve by no means had a pet. However it’ll positively be a canine… as quickly as I calm down.