Friends Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev and Karen Kachanov recently graced the christening of Medvedev’s daughter Alisa in Monaco.
When the ATP Tour stopped in Monte Carlo last week for the ATP Masters 1000 event, the trio didn’t have to travel far as the ceremony took place in the capital with the Medvedev family.
Medvedev and his wife Daria became first-time parents in October last year, and Alisa was baptized six months after her birth.
In addition to the happy parents, Rublev and Kachanov, Alisa’s godfather, attended the ceremony.
Former world No. 1 Medvedev took to Instagram to share the happy occasion, captioning it: “A day to remember.”
Father Medvedev rejoiced at the “Day of Remembrance”, a week passed to remember his father, Father Rublev. He won his first ATP Masters 1000 title He also attended Alisa’s christening in Monte Carlo on Sunday, defeating Holger Run in three sets to claim the biggest trophy of his career.
Being a father to the daughter of one of his closest tennis friends no doubt carries some added responsibilities.
“Now I have the responsibility to make her believe in God. I also have to pray every day, and I have to make sure that she does not take up her cross, that she grows up as a good and kind person!” Rublev recently said during an interview with Championat.
The 25-year-old said, “Because of this, the action became responsible; Because the priest made such a speech, ‘Danya, I have to follow this, so what should I do?’ I told him. For this, the priest Daniel said that he had to support his family. I asked if it would be possible to change because I felt that I had many times more responsibility than Danny.
With Medvedev out of the Barcelona Open this week, he can relax at home with his family after his on-court and off-court efforts in Monaco last week, but Rublev is restless for a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina. As seen at the ATP 250 Srpska Open in Banja Luka.
The Russian will face either Hugo Gaston or Juan Pablo Varillas in the second round, along with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
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