Andrei Rublev has given a 1-0 lead against Croatia in the Davis Cup final. They defeated Borna Gojo 6-4, 7-6(5) in the first match of Sunday's final at Madrid Arena. With this win, the Russian Tennis Association has taken a 1-0 strong grip on Croatia. This is going to be the third Davis Cup title if Russia wins.
Russia would like to make this record: If Russia wins, it could become the fourth team to win the Davis Cup and the Billy Jean King Cup. Russia's women's tennis team defeated Switzerland 2-0 in the final of the Billy Jean King Cup tournament in Prague last month.
Rublev and Medvedev advanced to the final: Formerly, Rublev and Daniel Medvedev's singles win helped Russia beat Germany 2-1 to advance to the final of the Davis Cup tennis tournament. Andrei Rublev defeated Dominic Kofer 6-4, 6-0 in the first singles match, after which Medvedev defeated Jan Leonard Struff 6-4, 6-4 to clinch Russia's victory.
Russia-Croatia clash: According to reports, Germany's Kevin Krawitz and Tim Puetz defeated Aslan Karatsev and Karen Khachnov 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the doubles, but that could only reduce the margin of defeat. Russia faces Croatia in the final, beating Novak Djokovic-led Serbia.