World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev says he feels in Madrid like at home as he is determined to lead Russia to the Davis Cup Finals title. Medvedev has been delivering for Russia so far at the Davis Cup Finals and now they are two victories away from winning the Davis Cup Finals.
Andrey Rublev beat Elias Ymer in the opening rubber of the Russia and Sweden tie, before Medvedev saw off Mikael Ymer 6-4 6-4 to seal a semifinal spot for Russia at the Davis Cup Finals. Russia also played its group stage matches in Madrid.
“Madrid feels like home, we’re winning a lot of matches," he said. "It was a great boost of confidence to beat the home team [in the Group Stage]. We are winning a lot of matches, we didn’t lose a tie in the group.
Saturday’s going to be my first semi-final, so I’m really looking forward to it”.
Medvedev could met Novak Djokovic's Serbia
Russia is set to battle Germany in the semifinal, while Serbia is set to take on Croatia.
"We are left with the regret that Spain has not been able to make the quarterfinal, yes, but at least we will have Djokovic and the Serbian team in those quarterfinals," Davis Cup Finals tournament director Fernando Verdasco told Vamos de Movistar.
"Obviously it would be an incredible tie if Serbia and Russia face each other, especially because of that clash between Djokovic and Medvedev." Russia helped Serbia make the quarterfinal and Medvedev joked Djokovic should invite him to a dinner.
"Someday, Novak will have to invite me to dinner for our today's victory. It was funny because during the doubles match, some Serbian people, I'm not going to say who, were sending us messages on their mobile phones, encouraging us to win.
This format favors those kinds of situations, and we only thought about winning the game, regardless of who we could leave out and who we could not," Medvedev said.