The Russian showed his sensitive side after tackling Denis Shapovalov for the Vienna title. By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday, October 30, 2022
Daniil Medvedev has spoken often in the last week about the joy of witnessing the birth of his first child earlier in October. On Sunday, after winning his 15th title in Vienna with a three-set victory over Denis Shapovalov he dedicated his victory to his wife, Daria.
“I’m gonna dedicate this title to my wife,” an emotional Medvedev said. “Because she gave me the most beautiful present ever, my daughter. I was there and these emotions are much more than winning any title.”
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) October 30, 2022
The positive vibes appear to be spilling over to Medvedev’s tennis. He was in impressive form this week in Vienna, winning the biggest title of his season. He also qualified for the ATP Finals in Turin, where he is the 2020 champion – and contender to bring home another title.
Medvedev, who will rise to No.3 in next week’s rankings, improves to 45-15 on the season.
“This match was the best of the week because Denis was really playing unreal until probably 4-3 in the second set,” Medvedev said on Sunday. “He dropped his level by maybe two per cent and I was able to use it. This is one of the best victories when you know your opponent is on top of you, but you try and stay there and do what you can.
“I am looking forward to the last two tournaments of the year which are really important and I usually play well.”