Daniil Medvedev US Open 2021

‘Thank you for supporting me today!’ – Daniil Medvedev makes peace with Spanish crowd

After riling the fans in Madrid after the semi-finals, Daniil Medvedev reconciled with the crowd as he led his nation to the Davis Cup title.

The world number two took on Marin Cilic in the second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final after Andrey Rublev overcame Borna Gojo to put the Russians 1-0 up.

A tight opening set went Medvedev’s way before a routine second set saw the US Open champion claim victory 7-6 (9-7), 6-2 to clinch the Davis Cup crown.

“It feels amazing,” he began after defeating Cilic. “But, I’m more happy for the team than for myself.

“We have an amazing team, amazing atmosphere and I’m just happy to be part of this team and being able to bring the points that we needed.

“It was a pretty amazing two weeks because it’s never to come here at the end of the season.

“But, [it’s] been a few of the best weeks of my career and I’m happy again for the team more than for myself.”

Medvedev played on some of his familiar antics earlier in the competition.

After defeating Germany in the semi-finals, he told the crowd in his post-match interview how good it felt to oust the Spanish hosts.

“People still don’t understand how to make me lose, they should support me, so it’s okay, continue, I’m going to just win!” he told the fans in Madrid.

Medvedev seemed to make up with the crowd in the final, signing off his interview with a thanks to the fans.

“Thank you very much guys for supporting me today!”

The triumph is a third all-time for Russia after winning the championship in 2002 and 2006.

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