Daniil Medvedev is one of the most promising Tennis players in the world. In 2021, he etched his name in the history books as he denied Novak Djokovic the chance to achieve the calendar Grand Slam. Daniil Medvedev won the US Open by beating Djokovic in straight sets for his first Grand Slam title. Medvedev had enjoyed a great run in the last couple of years, having won the year-ending ATP World Tour title in 2020 before winning a Grand Slam. Medvedev had reached the final of the Australian Open but he lost to Novak Djokovic. After some struggles in the French and Wimbledon tournaments, Medvedev went one better to win the US Open in straight sets.
When Daniil Medvedev won the US Open, there was one individual who was cheering emotionally in the stands. This was Daria Medvedev, the wife of Daniil Medvedev. In his path to success, Daniil Medvedev had often spoken about the influence of his wife in ensuring that his career was on an upswing.
Daniil Medvedev has been very secretive about his personal life. But, only a Tennis player can understand a Tennis player’s travails and mindset. If Daniil Medvedev is a great Tennis player, then his wife Daria was also a Tennis player. Hailing from Moscow, Daria Chernyshkova is a former top 100 junior Tennis player. Daria has a Journalism degree but pursued Tennis as her career.
Daria Medvedev was an upcoming Tennis star when she started her career. However, frequent injuries meant that she could not continue for a long time in the sport.
Daria and Daniil met in 2014 when they were both starting their Tennis career. She played until the age of 17 while Daniil made his professional debut in 2015. Daniil tied the knot with Daria in 2018 as he was progressing in his career.
Currently, the duo do not have any children. It has been three years since their marriage. With Daniil now winning the US Open and with Daria handling all his professional commitments off the court, family can wait.
Daniil has waxed lyrical about the influence that his wife, Daria has had on his playing career. Since both hail from a Tennis background, plus Daria’s Journalism skills, there has been a great balance achieved in his career. While Daniil focuses on his activities on the court, Daria handles all the work outside of the court.
In an earlier interview, Daniil Medvedev stated, “It’s great that she understands tennis. She knows that we can’t go shopping before the game. She understands that I can be busy from 8 am until the evening. Perhaps it’s not easy to get used to it when you don’t understand anything in tennis. It helped me to become better as a person and a player.”
Daniil Medvedev had stated that apart from his original team of coaches, his wife Daria was the most important member of his side. He made that point in a press conference in 2019. It was the confidence that Daria had in Daniil that made him pop the question of marriage to her. Apparently, before marriage, he was ranked No.65. After the event, he entered the top 10 for the first time in 2019.
“She’s one of the most important members of my team. She gave me a lot of confidence. I always say that it’s the moment I made the proposal to her, that’s when I started to go up,” Medvedev said.
After the marriage, Daniil Medvedev’s game and career shot up in a big way. Rankings and Grand Slam success became synonymous with the Russian after marriage.
“It was at this moment – it was after Wimbledon – I was, I think, 65 or something like this, and at the end of the year, I was already 15. I mean, I made the best American swing I could have made last year, and it was only going up, and she does a lot for me in order for me to play better tennis,” Medvedev said at that time.