Daniil Medvedev, sailed the ship of Russian Contingent valiantly and eventually clinches the Davis Cup Title, beating croatia to repeat the feat after 15 years of gap.
This clutch by the Russian Team led by Daniil Medvedev ended 15 year’s thirst of Russia on Sunday with an all round performance from all the members.
Medvedev capped his amazing year with a 7-6 (7), 6-2 win over Marin Cilic in the second singles match to give Russia an insurmountable 2-0 lead over Croatia and its first Davis Cup title since 2006.
“It feels amazing,” Medvedev said. “But I’m more happy for the team than for myself. We have an amazing team, amazing atmosphere. I’m happy to be part of it and bring the points we need.”
“Pretty amazing two weeks,” Medvedev said. “It’s never easy to come here at the end of the season but they were some of the best weeks of my career.” He added.
Daniil Medvedev has won 5th straight sets,even cutting across the winning streak of Novak Djokovic to win the Title of US Open as his first grand slam title.
The win also marks the capping of an era, that Shamil Tarpischev, captain for Russian Team has won the game. He was standing as captain for 100th game, first debut as captain was in 1974.
After a tight first set, Medvedev broke serve twice in the second against the 30th-ranked Cilic to comfortably clinch the victory.
“It was a tough match all day long,” the 25-year-old Medvedev said. “The tiebreak is a matter of a few points. I made a double fault on the set point that was probably a big mistake, but I’m happy that today it was enough to win. It was a really tough match.”
Russian Team is known as Russian Tennis Federation, post the sanctions on Russia due to doping charges. International Tennis Federation and the Kosmos Tennis group that is behind the competition said that next year four cities will host the group stages, with another venue — likely Abu Dhabi — hosting the knockout rounds.
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