Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev produced dominant performances Saturday at the Davis Cup Finals to guide the Russian Tennis Federation to victory against Germany in Madrid.
In the first match of the tie, Rublev cruised past Dominik Koepfer 6-4, 6-0 after 49 minutes to give the former champion’s the perfect start.
The World No. 5, who has also beaten Roberto Quiroz and Elias Ymer this week, won 84 per cent (27/32) of his first-serve points and fired nine aces to triumph.
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Medvedev then sealed victory for the Russian Tennis Federation, overcoming Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-4 in 66 minutes. The 25-year-old committed just six unforced errors and saved the one break point he faced.
The Russian Tennis Federation plays Croatia in the final on Sunday.
“I am really happy for the team to be in the final,” Medvedev said in his on-court interview. “It has been an amazing week. It won’t be easy [against Croatia]. 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.”