Medvedev previously expressed his passion for racing when he went go-karting on a racetrack with Formula One drivers Alex Albon and Daniil Kvyat earlier this year.
Daniil Medvedev has begun his pre-season tennis activities, albeit not on a tennis court. This past weekend, the World No. 7 took a go-kart around the race track to signal the start of his “off-season mode,” and he looked quite impressive on the track. Medvedev finished his 2022 season with three straight ATP Finals losses, all in deciding set tiebreakers. Medvedev, the 2021 US Open winner, recently became a father, and this is his first extended period away from the tour with his 10-week-old baby. At the same time, the Russian player is keeping himself occupied with some enjoyable pastimes.
Medvedev previously expressed his passion for racing when he went go-karting on a racetrack with Formula One drivers Alex Albon and Daniil Kvyat earlier this year. This was shortly after his heartbreaking loss to Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final, and he joked that he was done with tennis and planned to become an F1 driver. No more tennis! My training for Formula 1 has officially started!” Medvedev wrote on social media, alongside a picture of himself with Albon and Kvyat.
Daniil Medvedev recently opened up about his personal life, saying that the experience of fatherhood has brought him great joy. Medvedev also discussed the unique experience that has left him with only “positive sentiments.” He joked that he now understands what people meant when they told him that only after becoming a father would he fully appreciate fatherhood. I’m a really happy person in my life right now with only good emotion. The experience is amazing. That’s what many, many people told me: that I can only understand this when I’ll have a baby. And now, I can completely understand. So this is a lot of fun,” Daniil Medvedev in a recent interview for the Diriyah Tennis Cup.
Medvedev also won the Los Cabos Open in August and advanced to the finals of three other tour events: the Australian Open, the Libema Open, and the Halle Open. The Russian exited in the fourth round of both the French and US Opens, and he was unable to compete at Wimbledon due to a ban on Russian and Belarusian players.