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Daniil Medvedev: 20 Titles in 20 Cities


Daniil Medvedev labelled himself as a ‘hard court specialist’ in Indian Wells earlier this year, but his latest triumph at the Italian Open means he has now won a title on every surface.

The charismatic Russian holds the incredible record of winning 20 different titles that are all in different cities, so join Tennishead as we look back on each of those special victories.

1. Sydney (2018)

Daniil Medvedev cemented his name in the winner’s circle back in 2018, when he came through qualifying to win his maiden ATP title in Sydney.

At the time this was only Medvedev’s second ATP final, after he had lost in the Chennai final in 2017 to Roberto Bautista Agut.

Tournament Name: Sydney International

Level: ATP 250

Surface: Hard

Run to the title:

Qualifying

Round One – Beat Alexander Zhurbin, 6-1 6-2

Round Two – Beat Vaclav Safranek, 6-2 6-4

Main draw

First Round – Beat Philipp Kohlschreiber (6), 6-2 6-3

Second Round – Beat Jared Donaldson, 6-3 4-6 7-5

Quarter-Final – Beat Paolo Lorenzi, 6-3 6-3

Semi-final – Beat Fabio Fognini (4), 2-6 6-4 6-1

Final – Beat Alex de Minaur, 1-6 6-4 7-5

2. Winston-Salem (2018)

Tournament Name: Winston-Salem Open

Level: ATP 250

Surface: Hard

Run to the title:

First Round – Beat Mirza Basic, 6-4 6-4

Second Round – Beat Alex de Minaur (15), 6-3 6-3

Third Round – Beat Guido Andreozzi, 7-5 6-1

Quarter-final – Beat Ryan Harrison, 7-6(4) 6-4

Semi-Final – Beat Taro Daniel, 6-1 6-1

Final – Beat Steve Johnson (8), 6-4 6-4

3. Tokyo (2018)

After winning a second ATP 250 title in Winston-Salem, Daniil Medvedev took it up a gear when he headed to the Japanese capital and claimed his first title at ATP 500 level.

Like in Sydney, Medvedev had to come through qualifying going on to beat a home favourite and former Grand Slam finalist in the showpiece final.

Tournament Name: Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships

Level: ATP 500

Surface: Hard Indoors

Run to the title:

Qualifying

Round One – Beat Hiroki Moriya, 6-3 6-3

Round Two – Beat Egor Gerasimov, 6(4)-7 6-3 6-3

Main Drawย 

First Round – Beat Diego Schwartzman (4), 6-4 6-4

Second Round – Beat Martin Klizan, 6-4 6-3

Quarter-final – Milos Raonic (6), 7-6(4) 6-3

Semi-final – Beat Denis Shapovalov, 6-3 6-3

Final – Beat Kei Nishikori (3), 6-2 6-4

4. Sofia (2019)

Tournament Name: Sofia Open

Level: ATP 250

Surface: Hard Indoors

Run to the title:

First Round – Received a bye as the third seed

Second Round – Beat Robin Haase, 5-7 6-2 6-2

Quarter-final – Beat Martin Klizan, 6-4 6-1

Semi-final – Beat Gael Monfils (7), 6-2 6-4

Final – Beat Marton Fucsovics, 6-4 6-3

5. Cincinnati (2019)

Daniil Medvedev claimed his first Masters 1000 crown in Cincinnati as the ninth seed, picking up a victory over No.1 Novak Djokovic in a three-set semi-final battle before beating David Goffin in a surprise final.

Tournament Name: Western and Southern Open

Level: ATP Masters 1000

Surface: Hard

Run to the title:

First Round – Beat Kyle Edmund, 6-2 7-5

Second Round – Beat Benoit Paire, 7-6(2) 6-1

Third Round – Beat Jan-Lennard Struff, 6-2 6-1

Quarter-final – Beat Andrey Rublev, 6-2 6-3

Semi-final – Beat Novak Djokovic (1), 3-6 6-3 6-3

Final – Beat David Goffin (16), 7-6(3) 6-4

6. St. Petersburg (2019)

Tournament Name: St. Petersburg Open

Level: ATP 250

Surface: Hard Indoors

Run to the title:

First Round – Received a bye as the top seed

Second Round – Beat Evgeny Donskoy, 7-5 6-3

Quarter-final – Beat Andrey Rublev (5), 6-4 7-5

Semi-final – Beat Egor Gerasimov, 7-5 7-5

Final – Beat Borna Coric (4), 6-3 6-1

7. Shanghai (2019)

After disappointment in the US Open final, Daniil Medvedev recovered well by not only claiming his home title in St.Petersburg, but also his second Masters 1000 title in Shanghai.

The Russian did not lose a set all week, culminating in a comfortable victory over Alexander Zverev in the final.

Tournament Name: Rolex Shanghai Masters

Level: ATP Masters 1000

Surface: Hard

Run to the title:

First Round – Received a bye as the third seed

Second Round – Beat Cameron Norrie, 6-3 6-1

Third Round – Beat Vasek Pospisil, 7-6(7) 7-5

Quarter-final – Beat Fabio Fognini (10), 6-3 7-6(4)

Semi-final – Beat Stefanos Tsitsipas (6), 7-6(5) 7-5

Final – Beat Alexander Zverev (5), 6-4 6-1

8. Paris (2020)

In a season majorly disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, Daniil Medvedev still managed to get his hands on another Masters 1000 title.

This time it was on the indoor courts of Paris, with Medvedev beating Zverev once again but in a much closer contest on this occasion.

Tournament Name: Rolex Paris Masters

Level: ATP Masters 1000

Surface: Hard Indoors

Run to the title:

First Round – Received a bye as the third seed

Second Round – Beat Kevin Anderson, 6-6 (Anderson retired)

Third Round – Beat Alex de Minaur (16), 5-7 6-2 6-2

Quarter-final – Beat Diego Schwartzman (6), 6-3 6-1

Semi-final – Beat Milos Raonic (10), 6-4 7-6(4)

Final – Beat Alexander Zverev (4), 5-7 6-4 6-1

9. London (2020)

Daniil Medvedev managed to add another big title to his resume in the heavily disrupted 2020, winning the year-end ATP finals in impressive fashion.

The Russian won all of his matches, and became the first player in history to beat the No.1, No.2 and No.3 at the tournament.

Tournament Name: Nitto ATP Finals

Level: ATP Finals

Surface: Hard Indoors

Run to the title:

Round-Robin Match One – Beat Alexander Zverev (5), 6-3 6-4

Round-Robin Match Two – Beat Novak Djokovic (1), 6-3 6-3

Round-Robin Match Three – Beat Diego Schwartzman (8), 6-3 6-3

Semi-final – Beat Rafael Nadal (2) – 3-6 7-6(4) 6-3

Final – Beat Dominic Thiem (3), 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4

10. Marseille (2021)

Tournament Name: Open 13 Provence

Level: ATP 250

Surface: Hard Indoors

Run to the title:

First Round – Received a bye as the top seed

Second Round – Beat Egor Gerasimov, 6-2 6-4

Quarter-final – Beat Jannik Sinner (5), 6-2 6-4

Semi-final – Beat Matthew Ebden, 6-4 3-0 (Ebden retired)

Final – Beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert, 6-4 6(4)-7 6-4

11. Mallorca (2021)

In 2021, Daniil Medvedev won his first title away from the hard courts when he accepted a late wildcard to play on the grass of Mallorca.

Tournament Name: Mallorca Championships

Level: ATP 250

Surface: Grass

Run to the title:

First Round – Received a bye as the top seed

Second Round – Beat Corentin Moutet, 6-4 6-2

Quarter-final – Beat Casper Ruud (5), 7-5 6-1

Semi-final – Beat Pablo Carreno-Busta (4), 3-6 6-3 6-2

Final – Beat Sam Querrey, 6-4 6-2

12. Toronto (2021)

Tournament Name: National Bank Open

Level: ATP Masters 1000

Surface: Hard

Run to the title:

First Round – Received a bye as the top seed

Second Round – Beat Alexander Bublik, 4-6 6-3 6-4

Third Round – Beat James Duckworth, 6-2 6-4

Quarter-final – Beat Hubert Hurkacz (7), 2-6 7-6(6) 7-6(5)

Semi-final – Beat John Isner, 6-2 6-2

Final – Beat Reilly Opelka, 6-4 6-3

13. New York (2021)

History was made at the US Open in 2021, when Daniil Medvedev joined the greats by winning his first and only major title to date.

Not only did he make history for himself, but he prevented runner-up Novak Djokovic from becoming only the third man in history to win four Grand Slam titles in one year.

Tournament Name: US Open

Level: Grand Slam

Surface: Hard

Run to the title:

First Round – Beat Richard Gasquet, 6-4 6-3 6-1

Second Round – Beat Dominik Koepfer, 6-4 6-1 6-2

Third Round – Beat Pablo Andujar, 6-0 6-4 6-3

Fourth Round – Beat Dan Evans (24), 6-3 6-4 6-3

Quarter-final – Beat Botic van de Zandschulp, 6-3 6-0 4-6 7-5

Semi-final – Beat Felix-Auger Aliassime (12), 6-4 7-5 6-2

Final – Beat Novak Djokovic (1), 6-4 6-4 6-4

14. Los Cabos (2022)

Tournament Name: Los Cabos Open

Level: ATP 250

Surface: Hard

Run to the title:

First Round – Received a bye as the top seed

Second Round – Beat Rinky Hijikata, 6-4 6-3

Quarter-final – Beat Ricardas Berankis, 6-2 6-2

Semi-final – Beat Miomir Kecmanovic (4), 7-6(0) 6-1

Final – Beat Cameron Norrie (3), 7-5 6-0

15. Vienna (2022)

Tournament Name: Erste Bank Open

Level: ATP 500

Surface: Hard Indoors

Run to the title:

First Round – Beat Nikoloz Basilashvili, 6-2 6-2

Second Round – Beat Dominic Thiem, 6-3 6-3

Quarter-final – Beat Jannik Sinner (6), 6-4 6-2

Semi-final – Beat Grigor Dimitrov, 6-4 6-2

Final – Beat Denis Shapovalov, 4-6 6-3 6-2

16. Rotterdam (2023)

Tournament Name: ABN AMRO Open

Level: ATP 500

Surface: Hard Indoors

Run to the title:

First Round – Beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, 4-6 6-2 6-2

Second Round – Beat Botic van de Zandschulp, 6-2 6-2

Quarter-final – Beat Felix Auger-Aliassime (3), 6-2 6-4

Semi-final – Beat Grigor Dimitrov, 6-1 6-2

Final – Beat Jannik Sinner, 5-7 6-2 6-2

17. Doha (2023)

Tournament Name: Qatar ExxonMobil Openย 

Level: ATP 250

Surface: Hard

Run to the title:

First Round – Received a bye as the third seed

Second Round – Beat Liam Broady, 6-4 6-3

Quarter-final – Beat Christopher O’Connell, 6-2 4-6 7-5

Semi-final – Beat Felix Auger-Aliassime (2), 6-4 7-6(7)

Final – Beat Andy Murray, 6-4 6-4

18. Dubai (2023)

After a disappointing 2022 Daniil Medvedev fell outside the world’s top 10, but came flying back following the Australian Open and won three titles in as many weeks.

The third came in Dubai, where he ended Djokovic’s 20-match winning streak and defeated the reigning tournament champion and his good friend Andrey Rublev in the final.

Tournament Name: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Level: ATP 500

Surface: Hard

Run to the title:

First Round – Beat Matteo Arnaldi, 6-4 6-2

Second Round – Beat Alexander Bublik, 6-4 6-2

Quarter-final – Beat Borna Coric (8), 6-3 6-2

Semi-final – Beat Novak Djokovic (1), 6-4 6-4

Final – Beat Andrey Rublev (2), 6-2 6-2

19. Miami (2023)

After falling at the final hurdle in the Indian Wells final to Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev bounced straight back in the second half of the sunshine double and won the title in Miami.

Tournament Name: Miami Open

Level: ATP Masters 1000

Surface: Hard

Run to the title:

First Round – Received a bye as the fourth seed

Second Round – Beat Roberto Carballes Baena, 6-1 6-2

Third Round – Alex Molcan gave a walkover

Fourth Round – Beat Quentin Halys, 6-4 6-2

Quarter-final – Beat Christopher Eubanks, 6-3 7-5

Semi-final – Beat Karen Khachanov (14), 7-6(5) 3-6 6-3

Final – Beat Jannik Sinner (10), 7-5 6-3

20. Rome (2023)

The 20th and most recent triumph came on the surface that he once admitted to ‘hating’, as Daniil Medvedev cruised to his first title on the clay in the Italian capital.

The 27-year-old had never won a match at the tournament on his three previous visits, but won six in a row this year to lift himself back up to No.2 in the ATP rankings.

Tournament Name: Italian Open

Level: ATP Masters 1000

Surface: Clay

Run to the title:

First Round – Received a bye as the third seed

Second Round – Beat Emil Ruusuvuori, 6-4 6-2

Third Round – Beat Bernabe Zapata Miralles (31), 3-6 6-1 6-3

Fourth Round – Beat Alexander Zverev (19), 6-2 7-6(3)

Quarter-final – Beat Yannick Hanfmann, 6-2 6-2

Semi-final – Beat Stefanos Tsitsipas (5), 7-5 7-5

Final – Beat Holger Rune (7), 7-5 7-5

Medvedev will be hoping that he wins a title in the same city for the first time very soon, as he heads to Roland Garros with a new found confidence on the dirt.

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