Team Russia race into Final Eight | ATP CUP 2020

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ATP Cup 2020 Team Russia Standings – It was a bright and sunny day at the RAC Arena in Perth when Karen Khachanov and Daniil Medvedev helped Team Russia to cruise into the final eight stages of the ATP Cup 2020. Both Karen and Daniil concluded their Group D plays with an undefeated 3-0 record.

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Karen Khachanov started the Russian victory lapse by beating Norway’s Viktor Durasovic after which Daniil Medvedev also defeated Norway’s, Casper Ruud. Russia’s Teymuraz Gabashvili and Konstantin Kravchuk played the doubles match against their Norwegian counterpart, Viktor Durasovic, and Casper Ruud and comfortably defeated them with a score of 7-6(4), 6-4. This finished off Russia’s 3-0 tie win.

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In the initial singles match, Karen Khachanov hit 17 winners to race past Viktor Durasovic 6-2, 6-1 in just over an hour. He carried on with his momentum to remain unbeaten in the 2020 ATP Tour season. The former World No. 8 led to a 3-0 win in both the sets, taking advantage of the 21 unforced errors from Viktor Durasovic. Karen Khachanov won 27 of his 31 first-serve points. The 23-year-old right-hander had also previously defeated Italy’s Stefano Travaglia and the United States’ Taylor Fritz in the ATP Cup group action.

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ATP Cup 2020 Team Russia Standings – Daniil Medvedev also continued his unbeaten form after the new year by defeating Casper Ruud 6-2, 7-6(6) in 94 minutes. Though Ruud had beaten 2 Top Twenty players, Fognini and Isner, in two previous matches, he appeared rather rusty in front of Medvedev.

Casper Ruud’s chances were appearing optimistic, early in the second set. But, the momentum came back in his favor after a break-in serves helped Medvedev in winning the 38-minute first set. Ruud had a 3-1 advantage owing to Medvedev’s third double fault of the match but he committed some serious errors which helped the World No. 5 cruise back in the next game.

ATP Cup 2020 Team Russia Standings – The astonishing placement and net approaches helped Medvedev to reach 6/5 in the tie break. After striking his 13th ace at 7/6, the 23-year-old helped Team Russia race into the final eight to be held in Sydney, Australia.

The Russian team comprising of Medvedev, Khachanov, Teymuraz Gabashvili, Ivan Nedelko, and Konstantin Kravchuk along with former World No.1 and captain – Marat Safin, will go to Sydney to take part in the Final Eight.

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