Davis Cup: Medvedev leads Russia to third victory


The Davis Cup final tournament in Madrid ended on Sunday with a superior triumph for the Russian team over Croatia. Daniil Medvedev (7: 6 9/7 6: 2 against Marin Cilic) and Andrej Rublew (6: 4 7: 6 7/5 against Borna Gojo) won the coveted trophy for the third time after 2004 and 2006 with individual wins in two sets to Russia.

Already in the semifinals against Germany Medvedev and Rublew had secured victory for the Russian selection before the doubles. The double became meaningless for the outcome of the game. About a month ago, Russia celebrated victory in the women’s Billie Jean King Cup in Prague.

Russia’s triumph in Madrid came as no surprise. With four individual players from the top 30 in the world rankings, the Russians were clearly the strongest team. “I’m just very happy and glad to be part of this team. Those were the best weeks of my career, ”said Medvedev afterwards.

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After victories by Rublev and Medvedev, Russia wins the Davis Cup for the third time

The honors were given in Madrid to Russia’s 73-year-old captain Shamil Tarpischew, who led the Russian (Soviet) team in the Davis Cup for the first time in 1974 and participated in the 100 (semifinals) and 101 (finals) in Madrid over the weekend. Tarpishev only missed one encounter in the past 25 years.



Sunday 5th December (Madrid):
Russia Croatia 2:0
Andrej Rublew Borna Gojo 6:4 7:6 (7/5)
Daniil Medvedev Marin Cilic 7:6 (9/7) 6:2


Friday 3rd December (Madrid):
Croatia Serbia 2:1
Borna Gojo Dusan Lajovic 4:6 6:3 6:2
Marin Cilic Novak Djokovic 4:6 2:6
Nikola Mektic / Mate Pavic Novak Djokovic / Filip Krajinovic 7:5 6:1
Saturday 4th December (Madrid):
Russia Germany 2:1
Andrej Rublew Dominik Koepfer 6:4 6:0
Daniil Medvedev Jan-Lennard Struff 6:4 6:4
Karen Chatschanow / Aslan Karazew Kevin Krawietz / Tim Pütz 6:4 3:6 4:6

Quarter finals

Monday 29 November (Turin):
Croatia Italy 2:1
Borna Gojo Lorenzo Sonego 7:6 (7/2) 2:6 6:2
Marin Cilic Jannik Sinner 6:3 6:7 (4/7) 3:6
Nikola Mektic / Mate Pavic Fabio Fognini / Jannik Sinner 6:3 6:4
Tuesday, November 30th (Innsbruck):
Germany Great Britain 2:1
Peter Gojowczyk Daniel Evans 2:6 1:6
Jan-Lennard Struff Cameron Norrie 7:6 (8/6) 3:6 6:2
Kevin Krawietz / Tim Pütz Joe Salisbury / Neal Skupski 7:6 (12/10) 7:6 (7/5)
Wednesday December 1st (Madrid):
Serbia Kazakhstan 2:1
Miomir Kecmanovic Mikhail Kukushkin 6:7 /5/7) 6:4 6:7 (11/13)
Novak Djokovic Alexander Bublik 6:3 6:4
Nikola Cacic / Novak Djokovic Andrei Golubew / Alexander Nedowjesow 6:2 2:6 6:3
Thursday December 2nd (Madrid):
Russia Sweden 2:0
Andrej Rublew Elias Ymer 6:2 5:7 7:6 (7/3)
Daniil Medvedev Mikael Ymer 6:4 6:4

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Davis Cup: Medvedev leads Russia to third victory