Heartwarming Moment at 2023 ATP Finals as Daniil Medvedev’s Daughter Recognizes Her Dad
Daniil Medvedev’s daughter created a heartwarming moment as she recognized her dad in a poster at the 2023 ATP Finals venue.
The top eight male tennis players have gathered in Turin for the 2023 ATP Finals. Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, and Daniil Medvedev lead the rankings, joined by Jannik Sinner, Andrey Rublev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud, and Alexander Zverev, competing in the tournament from November 12 to 19.
World No. 3 Daniil Medvedev’s Debut in the Finals
World No. 3 Daniil Medvedev is focused on his upcoming debut in the Finals, facing his friend and compatriot Andrey Rublev on Monday. The former world No. 1 leads the head-to-head 6-2 and has won both matchups this year: in the final of the Dubai Open and the quarterfinals of the US Open.
Just one day before his first round-robin match, Medvedev’s daughter, Alisa, aged just over a year, had a touching moment at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy. While walking through one of the venue’s corridors, she spotted a large poster of her father, prompting her to stop in surprise and gaze at it after recognizing him:
“Daniil Medvedev’s daughter walking by a poster of him in Turin. She stops & recognizes her dad.”
Daniil Medvedev at Finals
The Russian will be participating in his fifth ATP Finals, boasting a record of 9-7, indicating a 56% success rate. His best performance came in 2020 when he clinched the championship by defeating Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the final. Additionally, in 2021, he reached the final but succumbed to German player Alexander Zverev with a scoreline of 4-6, 4-6.
In his last appearance, he stumbled in the round-robin stage, losing all three matches he played, each of them in the tie-break of the third set against Rublev, Tsitsipas, and Djokovic.
“It’s very tough. From the first match you play against a Top 10 player, which never happens on Tour, other than here. You have to play your best from the first match if you want to try to win the whole thing,” Medvedev said about playing the Finals.