Russia Reaches Davis Cup Final, Will Meet Croatia Sunday

by Staff | December 4th, 2021, 11:31 pm
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Powered by their dynamic Top 10 duo of Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, Russia is back in the Davis Cup finals after cruising past Zverev-less Germany today 2-0.

After a week of 3-set matches, Rublev finally had an easy day crushing Dominik Koepfer 6-4, 6-0 in Madrid’s Magic Box.

Rublev need less than 50 minutes to secure the first point of the tie. He lost just five points on first serve in the match.

Medvedev then cliched it with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Jan-Lennard Struff. It was Medvedev’s 50th indoor win of the season. He has now won 27 of his last 30 matches indoors.

Medvedev had some nice words for the Spanish fans — after all, he did eliminate Spain earlier in the week.

“The highlight of the week was beating Spain here in Madrid. We were all so happy about that,” he told the crowd. “I’ve been telling you since 2019, if you want me to lose, support me don’t boo me.”

In their sixth Davis Cup final — first since 2007 — Russia will meet Marin Cilic and Croatia tomorrow.

“It has been an amazing week. It won’t be easy,” Medvedev said. “They have the best doubles team in the world, we need to try to close it out in singles, but we believe in our guys in doubles.”

Both teams are seeking their third Davis Cup title. Russia last won in 2006 while Croatia won it in 2018.

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