At just 24 years old, Andrey Rublev is already a historic member of the Russian Tennis Federation team, whose career in the Davis Cup As an independent country after the dismemberment of the USSR, it officially started in 1993 (in 1992 it played as the Commonwealth of Independent States). After winning 6-4 and 7-6 (5) in 1h33, this Sunday at the Madrid Arena, Borna Gojo and overtake his team in the grand final against Croatia (1-0), the Muscovite is already the fifth player with the most individual victories of his nation (12-5) alone, behind Kafelnikov (31-16), Safin (21-15), Youzhny (15-11) and Davydenko (14 -9). Daniil Medvedev can finish the job if he beats Marin Cilic next.
Rublev has been unstoppable since the semifinals against Germany, when he swept Dominik Koepfer, after starring in a faltering start to the tournament against the Ecuadorian Quiroz, losing against Feliciano López and suffering to overcome the Swedish Elias Ymer. Against Gojo, whom he had already beaten two years ago in the Finals (double 6-3), he took the first set with some ease, thanks to a break in the seventh game.
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The second set had to fight her more. He had up to five break options to finally break the Croatian, but they escaped him and the triumph found him in the tiebreaker, the culmination of a solid performance in which he did not allow his rival to enjoy even a break point, with 92% of points won with first serves, and only committed four unforced errors.
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