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Daniil Medvedev defeats Emilio Gomez on Saturday in Madrid.

Medvedvev & Rublev Shine For Russian Tennis Federation

Kazakhstan records win

Daniil Medvedev cruised past Emilio Gomez 6-0, 6-2 in 58 minutes to earn the Russian Tennis Federation victory against Ecuador on Saturday at the Davis Cup Finals.

The World No. 2 overpowered Gomez from the baseline and raised his level in the key moments as he saved all four break points to triumph in Group A in Madrid.

Andrey Rublev had given the former champion a 1-0 lead when the 24-year-old defeated Roberto Quiroz 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. The World No. 5 fired 13 aces and struck 21 winners to secure victory after one hour and 32 minutes.

β€œI am really happy to bring a point to the team,” Rublev said. β€œIt is not easy to adapt with the high altitude. It is my second time playing at the Davis Cup in Madrid and I am happy to help my team. It is going to be a long week with tough matches.”

The Russian Tennis Federation sealed a 3-0 win in the doubles rubber when Aslan Karatsev and Andrey Rublev overcame Gonzalo Escobar and Diego Hidalgo 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Ecuador can no longer qualify for the quarter-finals, after also losing to Spain in its opening tie.

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In the first tie of the day, Following Alexander Bublik's victory, Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov completed the comeback for Kazakhstan, defeating Andre Goransson and Robert Lindstedt 6-3, 6-3 to seal a 2-1 win against Sweden.

The pair won 87 per cent (26/30) of first-serve points and did not face a break point to triumph after 69 minutes.

Earlier, Elias Ymer overcame Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 7-6(4) to put Sweden on the brink of qualification after the former champion won their opening Group B tie against Canada Thursday.

Ymer hit nine aces and blasted 26 winners in his one-hour, 53-minute win. However, his brother, Mikael Ymer, was unable to win the tie, falling to Alexander Bublik 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 in one hour and 37 minutes.

Bublik broke four times and won the last eight games to bring Kazakhstan level.

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