Russia confirmed to be one of the favorite teams for the victory in the first edition of the ATP Cup. Daniil Medvedev and Karen Khachanov led their team to the quarterfinals with an unbeaten 3-0 ties record. “I think in each match there were some positives,” said Khachanov.
“The most important thing is that I had good sets, good fight, and I’m looking forward to playing next matches in Sydney”. “It was a bit tough after we played two night-session matches, when it was like 20 degrees," Medvedev added.
"And today was really hot. The ball was bouncing a lot, and Casper was playing well, also. So it was a little bit tough to get used to the conditions. Finally, I’m happy with the fight, happy with the win, because the second set was close.
I was a break up, the tie-break was close, so I could have gone to three sets which I didn't want. So I'm happy about myself that I made it in two sets”. “I think it was important for the guys to win as many matches as they can, so they are coming [to Sydney] with full confidence after playing a lot of matches,” said Safin.
“It's beginning of the year, [but] I think the guys are ready. They are pumped enough to do well in the final stage. I'm happy for them. I'm happy for myself. I think we are doing better each day”.