Russian tennis is in a great moment and more and more players stand out on the circuit. With Daniil Medvedev at the helm, Russia carried on a season with great results in all Grand Slam and many records.
At the beginning of the year, in Melbourne, the second edition of the ATP Cup. There, Andrey Rublev, Aslan Karatsev, Evgeny Donskoy and Medvedev himself shone and gave their country the title, after defeating Italy in the final.
With that enormous preparation, the world number two made it to the first Grand Slam date and completed a sensational path, who could not be crowned in the final, where he met an intractable Djokovic who prevailed in three sets.
On Roland Garros, meanwhile, It was Anastasia Pavlyunchekova who was in charge of representing her country in the best way. Surprising locals and strangers, the Samara-born came to play the final but in that instance was surpassed by the Czech Barbora Krejcikova.
However, she was not the only one to stand out in Paris as in mixed doubles, Aslan Karatsev with Yelena Vesnina, they stayed with the second place. With little time of difference it arrived Wimbledon and there the female doubles, composed of Vesnina and Kudermetova, were runners-up after losing the title definition to Mertens – Hsieh with sets of 3-6, 7-5 and 9-7.
This year the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were held and the Russian presence, although not under that name due to a penalty, was notorious. In mixed doubles, Rublev and Pavlyuchenkova took the gold medal; Karen Khachanov achieved the silver in singles (fell with Zverev), while Karatsev and Vesnina had the same fate.
The finishing touch, without a doubt for Russian tennis, was the stellar participation of Daniil Medvedev in the US Open, the last Major of the year. On New York soil, The 25-year-old Muscovite defeated Novak Djokovic in a great match and took his first Grand Slam title.
As if this were not enough, in the first edition of the Billie Jean King Cup (ex Fed Cup), Russian girls imposed their great tennis in the singles mode to beat Spain in the final of the tournament without resorting to doubles and give their country a new joy.