Andrey Rublev headlines strong field at Kremlin Cup: All you need to know
Russia’s Andrey Rublev headlines a strong field at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, with former champions Marin Cilic and Karen Khachanov also in action at the ATP 250 event.
The event has been heavily dominated by Russian players since the inaugural event in 1990, with Yevgeny Kafelnikov in particular winning a record five consecutive titles between 1997-2001.
After the pandemic forced the cancellation of the event in 2020, Rublev comes into Moscow as the reigning champion having conquered Adrian Mannarino in the final two years ago.
Alongside Rublev, Aslan Karatsev and Khachanov complete the Russian contingent as the top three seeds search for glory on home soil.
World number two and reigning US Open champion Daniil Medvedev was also set to feature at the Kremlin Cup, though recently admitted his body was not ‘100% ready’, forcing him to withdraw from the event.
2014 US Open champion Cilic is also in action in Moscow as he looks to follow up his back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015 in the Russian capital.
Where is the tournament held?
The event, first established in 1990, will take place at the Irina Viner-Usmanova Gymnastics Palace in Moscow, Russia.
What dates does the tournament run?
The 2021 Kremlin Cup will run from 18-24 October.
What court surface is the tournament played on?
The ATP 250 tournament is played on indoor hard-courts.
Who are the top seeds?
Who are the previous winners (since 2010)?
Winner: 250 points
Semi-finalist: 90 points
Quarter-finalist: 45 points
Round of 16: 20 points
Round of 28: 0 points
Prize Money, Singles
Round of 16: $14,960
Round of 28: $9,00
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