At the US Open 2021, Russian tennis superstar Daniil Medvedev has been a man on a mission. Over the last few weeks, he’s been in incredible shape. He won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open 2021 on Sunday, defeating World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

All is not well, though, in the Medvedev camp. During and after his son’s final at the US Open 2021, his father Sergei Medvedev was suffering from cardiac troubles. He awoke the next morning with an arrhythmia, a disease in which the heart beats irregularly.

Speaking to Sports Express Russian, he said “Thank you for your congratulations and support! You remember and know how difficult it is to turn your son into a son of the whole of Russia. These two weeks were as if somewhere far away, as if on a business trip. Apple watches have shown atrial fibrillation on an ECG for many days.” (Translated using Google Translate)

Daniil Medvedev’s father was unable to see him play

Sergei did not watch his son’s match, despite the fact that he was competing for his first Grand Slam title. The amount of pressure he had to deal with was beyond his capabilities.

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Daniil Medvedev won his first Grand Slam this year. Source: ndtv.com

He further added, “I didn’t watch the match. During the match, I lay with my eyes closed and counted to myself to 600. And so again and again, until my wife came in and said: “Let’s kiss.”

“I hardly slept at night. And now in the morning, I feel arrhythmia again. Today I have a cardiologist at 13.30. This is how success and victories come to the parents of a champion.”

It is difficult for Medvedev to be dealing with such trauma at such a happy time. We wish his father a speedy recovery and a return to normalcy, and we wish the World No. 2 all the best in the future.

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