Medvedev and Rublev, against the brothers Elias and Mikael Ymer

Daniil Medvedev in Madrid.

The team of the Russian Federation, great favorite to lift the Salad Bowl in this edition of the Davis Cup Finals with four top-30 players, will be measured this Thursday (16:00, #Vamos) in the quarterfinals against Sweden, a selection made by the brothers Elias and Mikael Ymer, aged 25 and 23, respectively. Andrey Rublev and Daniil Medvedev are superior, a priori, by ranking (5th and 2nd) and curriculum. They should resolve the tie in individual matches at Madrid Arena. Although their rivals are a mystery to them, because they have never faced them. The logical thing is that they do it this time, if there are no last minute changes.

These two countries have met five times, with a balance of 3-2 for the Swedes, although the last seriesIn 2016, the seven-time champion country beat the Russians 5-0, who are seeking their 12th semi-final and have won two titles. Germany awaits the winner from Tuesday.

Aslan Karatsev, key to the Russian victory in the doubles decisive point against Spain, along with Rublev, does not hide that they are going for all in the capital of Spain, where they were semifinalists in 2019: “Of course everyone comes here to win the title Each player will give one hundred percent to get it. We have an incredible team, a strong team. Everyone pushes to their limits. Yes, we seek to be champions. “

Davis Cup results.

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