As a world-famous athlete, when do you realize you've made it?

For world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev, the Russian may have experienced one of those surreal moments at home this week when he caught a glimpse of a Tinkoff Bank ATM sporting his image.


Last year, Medvedev starred in a commercial for the bank, whom he credits with allowing him to seamlessly travel around the world for various tournaments.


Medvedev still aims for clay-court comfort

The Australian Open runner-up is at home following an opening-round defeat at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. While he will likely anchor the bottom half of the forthcoming Roland Garros draw, Medvedev has been downplaying his chances at the second major tournament of 2021 because of his prolonged struggles on clay.

"Every time I play those first tournaments on clay it's really tough on my body, because I feel like my game is not adapted to it," he said in Rome. "So, I have to force my body, my shots, my muscles to do something they are not used to. Physically and mentally in tennis it's very tough, so I need time to get used to, to adapt."