Without the shocks that his compatriot Andrey Rublev previously suffered, the number one of the team Daniil Medvedev He gave no option to surprise and clearly beat Mikael Ymer (6-4 and 6-4) to seal the elimination of Sweden and the classification of Russia for his second consecutive Davis Cup semifinal.
The Russian team captained by Shamil Tarpishev, who reached their hundredth tie as team leader, will face Germany on Saturday in search of the final.
The world number two won on the fast track, after an hour and 14 minutes against the youngest of the Ymer, a finalist this season in Winston Salem. The Muscovite’s game countered the attempts of his rival who kept the guy in the first set until Medvedev accelerated.
Scandinavian resistance waned in the second set. Although the tenacity of the Skovde player, 23, prevented a resounding result.
Medvedev’s triumph joins the previous one by Andrey Rublev against Elias Ymer by 6-2, 5-7 and 7-6 (3) which represents the triumph of Russia and makes the doubles clash that was planned between Andrey Rublev and Aslan unnecessary. Karatsev against the Swedes Andre Goransson and Robert Lindstedt.
Russia, main favorite to success, He will play on Saturday against Germany that beat Great Britain. Tarpishev’s team is aiming for their third Davis Cup title after those achieved in 2002 and 2006. In addition, they played another three unsuccessful finals: in 1994 defeated by Sweden; and in 1995 and 2007 with the United States.
Meanwhile, Serbia will play the other Davis Cup semifinal against Croatia this Friday, in a purely European final phase.