Danio Medvedev lost in the singles, but in parallel with Roman Sviulin they won the doubles match and thanks to this, defending Russia defeated France in the first round of the ATP Cup 2022. The historic victory of the tournament was achieved by the American citizen. a team.

Marcin Mutica

Danio Medvedev

PAP / EPA / JUANJO MARTIN / Pictured: Danio Medudio

Last year, the Russians dominated the national team championships and won the ATP Cup and Davis Cup. On Sunday they began competing to defend the title in those first matches. They were defeated 2-1 with the French national team.

Medvedev got off to a wrong start

In the absence of Andrei Rublev and Aslan Karazhev who have coronavirus, the second Russian singles racket in the 2022 ATP Cup is Roman Sviulin. The 24-year-old from Podolsk made his dream debut in the national team and won 2:6, 7:5, 6:3 with Arthur Rinderknech.

There was a big commotion in the second game. Danio Medvedev, captain of the Russian team, lost 7:6 (5), 5:7, 6:7 (2) to Ugo Humbert after nearly three hours of battle. – It was a very tough match, so I’m glad I won. In the first set, I missed some chances, but I tried to stay calm and focused – said the French in the post-match interview on the field.

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For his failure in the song, Medvedev concluded himself in doubles. In a duet with Safiullin, they defeated Fabrice Martin and Edouard Roger Vaslin to give their team their first win in Group B, where Australia and Italy are also present.

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Historic and prestigious American victory

At the beginning of the competition in the third group, the American team was victorious. In a prestigious match, the Americans defeated their northern neighbors, the Canadians, 3-0.

Canada changed the list at the last minute. Denis Shapovalov, who has tested positive for coronavirus and has been in isolation during his trip to Sydney, withdrew from the singles match. He was replaced by Brayden Schnorr, but smoothly (1:6, 3:6) surrendered to John Eisner.

The victory of the Americans was secured by Taylor Fritz. The 24-year-old from San Diego never broke, sent 12 aces and won 6:7 (6), 6:4, 6:4 with Felix Auger-Aliassime. – When we played here in 2020, we didn’t win the game. “Now we’ve got our first win and it’s a great feeling for us,” Fritz said in a post-match interview in court.

Shapovalov appeared in the doubles court, but lost with Auger Eliassim 4: 6, 4: 6 to Fritz and Isner. Thus, the Americans took the lead in Group C, which also included the Germans and the British.

Russia – France 2: 1
ATP Cup, Pool B Hard Court Sydney (Australia)
Sunday 2 January
Game 1.: roman svilolin – Arthur Rinderknik 2:6, 7:5, 6:3
game 2.: Danio Medvedev – Ugo Humbert 7:6 (5), 5:7, 6:7 (2)
game 3.: Danio Medvideo / Roman Svilolin – Fabrice Martin / Edward Roger Vaslin 6:4, 6:4

Canada – United States 0:3
ATP Cup, Group C Hard Court Sydney (Australia)
Sunday 2 January
Game 1.Brayden’s rope – John Isner 1: 6, 3: 6
game 2.: Felix Auger Alyssum – Taylor Fritz 7:6(6), 4:6, 4:6
game 3.: Felix Auger-Aliassim / Denis Shapovalov – Taylor Fritz / John Isner 4:6, 4:6

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