Tennis news - Marvellous Daniil Medvedev fires Russia to ATP Cup win
Russia won the ATP Cup to bring home a $7.5 million prize, after Daniil Medvedev defeated Matteo Berrettini 6-4 6-2 in Melbourne. The defeated Italian and the Russian player were using the ATP Cup as preparation for the upcoming Australian Open, which kicks off on Monday - the first Grand Slam of the season.
Daniil Medvedev of Russia and Andrey Rublev of Russia pose with the ATP Cup Trophy after defeating Italy in the Final during day six of the 2021 ATP Cup at Rod Laver Arena
Daniil Medvedev enjoyed the perfect Australian Open preparation as he fired Russia to victory in the $7.5 million ATP Cup with a dominant 6-4 6-2 win over Italy's Matteo Berrettini in Melbourne on Sunday.
With Andrey Rublev having thrashed Fabio Fognini 6-1 6-2 in the opening singles, world number four Medvedev sealed the tie 2-0 at Rod Laver Arena as the rampaging Russians stormed to the title undefeated.
While outstanding in the first set, Medvedev reached another level in the second, outpointing world number 10 Berrettini with a procession of sparkling winners as he roared to a 5-1 lead.