Last Updated on 6 Dec 2021 12:50 pm (UK Time)
Danil Medvedev sealed Russia’s maiden Davis Cup win following back-to-back singles victories from Danil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev against Croatia in the final. The US Open Champion beat Marian Cilic 7-6(9-7), 6-2 in the penultimate match of the final, to take home the Davis Cup.
Rublev, ranked fifth, got things going for the Russian’s with a 6-4, 7-6(7-5) victory over Borno Gojo.
This was followed by Medvedev’s victory over World number 30.
The number two seed was proud of what his country had achieved in the past ten days.
“It was super tough and I felt a lot of pressure but it’s good to put my country in the lead,”
The victorious moment in Madrid brought a muted celebration along with a slightly less combative on-court interview after Medvedev previously pestered the home crowd when he reminded the home crowd on Saturday that his team had eliminated Spain in the group stage.
However, it seemed that the Spanish spectators were offended by his actions as the winning moment in Madrid was a muted celebration with a slightly less combative on-court interview after Medvedev had previously baited the home crowd when he reminded the home crowd on Saturday that his team had eliminated Spain in the group stage.
“I didn’t mean to offend with my celebrations, trying to emulate [Portugal’s] Cristiano Ronaldo,” said Medvedev, referring to the way he gestured to the crowd for calm after his team’s semi-final win over Germany.
“I probably gave the wrong impression – it was not a good decision.
Mevedev will now have a break for Christmas before the new season starts in January.
What will 2022 bring for Russia’s Danill Medvedev?
For all the latest news and gossip on tennis, tune into World in Sport.