Daniil Medvedev led Russia to the ATP Cup title glory to extend his remarkable current winning streak ahead of the Australian Open.
Medvedev beat Matteo Berrettini on the decisive second match of the final against Italy to seal the trophy for Russia after Andrey Rublev had earlier beaten Fabio Fognini.
The world number four will now head into the first Grand Slam of the season in simply sparkling form having beaten top 10 opponents 10 times in his last 14 matches.
He beat Diego Schwartzman, Milos Raonic (then ranked 10th), and Alexander Zverev at the Paris Masters in November.
He backed that up by winning the ATP Finals in London, beating Schwartzman and Zverev again before adding the top three players in the world, Dominic Thiem, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic, to his list of scalps.
This week at the ATP Cup he has beaten both Zverev and Schwartzman again.
“It’s a really big achievement because I also didn’t lose a match,” Medvedev said after his ATP Cup win on Sunday.
“Yeah, 10 matches against Top 10 opponents, didn’t lose a match in these 10 matches. It’s a big boost in confidence.
“Even when you lose, you know that you’re capable of playing this level, and it helps you for the next time to stand up.”
“I want to thank my team. Andrey won all of his matches. Thank you for being with me here and lifting this trophy in a few moments.”
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