Russian team into Davis Cup semi-finals

December 8, 2021
    Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
    Scroll to Top
    Share on facebook
    Share on whatsapp
    Share on telegram

    Daniil MedvedevWorld number two Daniil Medvedev has not lost a tie at this year's Davis Cup Finals

    The Russian Tennis Federation claimed the last spot in the Davis Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 victory over Sweden.

    World number five Andrey Rublev overcame a second-set wobble to beat Elias Ymer 6-2 5-7 7-6 (7-3) in Madrid on Thursday.

    US Open champion Daniil Medvedev then beat Ymer's younger brother Mikael 6-4 6-4 to wrap up the tie without needing to play the doubles rubber.

    The Russian team will face Germany at the Madrid Arena on Saturday.

    Serbia will play Croatia on Friday in the other semi-final, with the final to be held on Sunday.

    The Russian team, competing under the Russian Tennis Federation banner because of the global ban on the country at major sporting events because of a doping scandal, have yet to lose a tie at this year's tournament.

    • Live scores, results and order of play
    • Alerts: Get tennis news sent to your phone

    Rublev began in quick fashion, racing through the opening set against Ymer in 26 minutes and establishing a 5-3 lead in the second.

    However, world number 171 Ymer hit back, winning four games in a row to force a decider.

    The Swede saved all seven of the break points he faced in the third, much to Rublev's visible frustration, but the Russian came out on top in the tie-break.

    "The guys have nothing to lose, so they go for it, they go for their shots and play without fear," Rublev said of playing a lower-ranked opponent.

    "You start to think more and as soon as you think more you have more problems.

    "In the end I managed to win and that's the most important thing."

    Medvedev continued his unbeaten run at this year's tournament with a relatively straightforward win over the younger Ymer.

    Ymer battled back from a 3-0 deficit in the second set but Medvedev was still able to serve out the match in 74 minutes.

    Around the BBC iPlayer banner

    • The Football News Show: A brand new look at today's top football stories
    • Peaky Blinders: The entire season 1-5 boxset is available to watch now

    Around the BBC iPlayer footer

    Source

    Ashley Barty – Sofia Kenin
    Tennis
    Prediction for the match Ashley Barty – Sofia Kenin

    Sofia Kenin has never played in the semifinals of the Grand Slam tournament before. Hence, it will be significant competition for her. The American had …

    Stefanos Tsitsipas - Milos Raonic
    Tennis
    Prediction for the match Stefanos Tsitsipas – Milos Raonic

    Previous game Tsitsipas did not play in the second round of the tournament because his opponent had withdrawn before the match. In the first round, …

    Ilya Ivashka – Kevin Anderson
    Tennis
    Prediction for the match Ilya Ivashka – Kevin Anderson

    Sportsmen’s shape Ivashka confidently qualified for this tournament. There were problems in the second round in the match with Kudla, but Ilya solved them and …

    Subscribe
    Notify of
    guest
    0 Comments
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    Our News
    Follow Us
    • Bookmakers Bonus
    Fonbet

    Registration bonus up to 250 Euro!

    Winmasters
    Parimatch
    Sign up for our Newsletter
    Logo for footer
    18+

    Copyright 2019 © All rights Reserved.

    0
    Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
    ()
    x
    This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.