Team Russia are the second ever winners of the ATP cup trouncing Italy in 2 singles matches in straight sets. It is safe for me to say that Rublev played Fognini off the court in the first rubber. The Russian was hitting forehand winners left right center with Fabio struggling to make returns. Rublev taking it 6-1 6-2.
Matteo Berrettini fared a little better against 2020 Masters champ Medvedev. He tried shot variations, drop shot here , forehand winner there. But Daniil found a way through winning the first set 6-4. The second was more lopsided toward the Russian, winning it 6-2 with scintillating net play at crucial points.The twin threat of Rublev and Medvedev looking good going into the 2021 season. Something tells me they are the ones to really break the Fed-Rafa-Djoker axis in the majors no offense Dominic Thiem.