World No. 4 Daniil Medvedev helped Russia secure a 2-0 convert Italy within the ATP final when he beat Matteo Berrettini 6-4, 6-2 at Laver Arena. Earlier, Andrey Rublev had given Russia a commanding start with a 6-1, 6-2 convert Fabio Fognini.

Russia didn’t lose a singles match during the group stage or the playoffs and is that the second team to win the ATP Cup after Novak Djokovic led Serbia to the inaugural title last year. Russia was the sole team with two players ranked within the top 10, and it showed as they made short work of Japan, Argentina, and Germany on the thanks to the ultimate.

Former U.S. Open finalist Medvedev soaked up the applause from a little but appreciative crowd and congratulated Italy for having reached the ultimate a year after they did not advance from their group.

I think I saw the foremost displace of all our four matches the rangy 24-year-old said at the trophy celebration. Hopefully, during the Australian Open, it’s getting to be an equivalent. The Australian Open, the primary slam of the year starts on Monday with reduced attendance of 30,000 fans each day at Melbourne Park around 50% less than usual due to COVID-19 protocols.