Tennis star Daniil Medvedev has revealed he has been a huge Bayern Munich fan since he was 12. “Honestly, I really fell in love with football and Bayern when I was maybe 12.
This is where it really started. But even before that, when I was 6, I remember that I already loved Bayern. They were really good at the time.
I even remember telling my parents that when Bayern played we had to watch it. When I was 12 I really got into football, so I thought to myself: I need a team (to support) now, “Russian player Medvedev told SPOX.
World No.2 ranked Medvedev revealed his favorite first team was CSKA Moscow, but as they failed he decided to find a great team to get started with.
“When I was younger I supported CSKA Moscow, but they didn’t play in the Champions League or when they played there they often lost. So I needed a team in Europe that I could support and that I could be a fan.
So I remembered that I really liked Bayern and said: It’s my team now. That’s how I chose this team and from that point on I obviously started to really like some Bayern players.
And, it got bigger and bigger for me, “Medvedev recounted.
Medvedev has never missed a Bayern game
“Of course, when I was in school and university, I watched absolutely everything,” he explained.
“I watched all the Bayern games, I watched all the friendlies, I even watched the training sessions when there was a possibility.
I have become a huge fan. It wasn’t until I got better and more successful in tennis that football became less important to me, just because I had less time.
But I follow Bayern every day on the Tour. There is a Russian social media channel for Bayern, where you can follow all the news and everything that is happening. I read this every day.
Because we travel so much, it is difficult to have a subscription to watch all the games, but if I have the time I always try to find a way to watch the games on the internet. I actually played the game of Kickbase manager with friends for a while and won both years, but since the Bundesliga is a little less popular than the Premier League, my friends stopped playing, so I no longer play it. “