June 14, 2024
Daniil Medvedev

The Russian analyzed the super challenge between Rafa and Alexander Zverev in Paris

Daniil Medvedev believes that fatherhood has yet to really impact his tennis career.
He is hoping that becoming a father will help him mature on court.

Daniil Medvedev conceded that he can be petulant and immature on court sometimes.
Although the beef was quickly squashed he was involved in a confrontation with Holger Rune at Indian Wells recently in an example of sometimes allowing his emotions to run away with him.

Daniil Medvedev hadn’t seen or heard Rune apologise to him after striking the Russian with a shot.

Daniil Medvedev would give himself a little credit as he feels he is slowly getting to be a more mature person.

“As a player, I don’t think (fatherhood) has changed me, to be honest,” Medvedev told the press in Miami.

“But hopefully it helps me mature, a little bit. Many times I’m still immature on the court, but I feel like I’m improving slowly every year. That’s my goal.

“In life, hopefully, it made me more mature also, more responsible. It’s a big responsibility for sure, to be a father.”

Daniil Medvedev strives to get the best balance between his personal and professional life. He admits that it is tough to make calls about his career rationally as he wants to spend time with his daughter above everything else.
He commended his wife for being the person who picks up the slack for him and sacrifices for the family and his career

“It’s not easy with tennis, because if you want to see your daughter a lot, then your wife has to sacrifice a lot,” he explained. “She has to travel with the baby, and many times it’s her taking the plane and not me. Being on a plane with a baby is not easy. I’ve done it a couple of times, she’s done it ten times more than me.”

He feels that he has done well to make time to be a father in among his tour commitments while admitting he would be lost without his wife Dasha.

“It’s a balance. Sometimes my wife sacrifices some of her time and energy to come to the tournaments with our daughter. Me, I have to practice less somewhere, or maybe during the tournament I just have to find the time,” said the world No 4.

“Before I would be in full tennis mode. Now, I have to find the balance to see my daughter also, otherwise it’s not a good life, I would say!

“I’m trying. I think I’m doing well, but I’m always trying to find this balance.”

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