State Duma deputy Svishchev said that tennis player Daniil Medvedev deserves the recognition of the Russians
Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Physical Culture and Sports Dmitry Svishchev responded to the call of Sergei Medvedev, the father of tennis player Daniil Medvedev, that his son is worthy of the title of Hero of Russia. His words are quoted by Metaratings.ru.
The deputy said that there are not so many athletes in Russia who deserve such a title, since it is awarded by decision of the country’s president and for the highest merit. “Is it appropriate or not, it’s not for me to judge for sure, this is the president’s decision. What he has done and will do deserves the highest recognition of all Russians, ”he considered.
Earlier, on August 6, Medvedev defeated the representative of Serbia Miomir Kecmanovic and reached the final of the tournament of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in the Mexican city of Los Cabos. In the final, he will play with Briton Cameron Norrie.
On February 5, Medvedev Sr., in an interview with Match TV, said that he was proud that his son was the first racket in the world. In his opinion, the tennis player should be awarded the title of Hero of Russia.
26-year-old Medvedev holds the status of the first racket of the world. He has been in first place in the ATP rankings for 11 weeks, which is a record among Russian tennis players.