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Medvedev-led Russia Wins Davis Cup After 15-year Wait

The Russian Tennis Federation team celebrate with the trophy after winning the Davis Cup tennis final at the Madrid Arena in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
The Russian Tennis Federation team celebrate with the trophy after winning the Davis Cup tennis final at the Madrid Arena in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Madrid (AP) -- Russia's 15-year wait for a Davis Cup title ended Sunday after another clutch performance from Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev capped his amazing year with a 7-6 (7), 6-2 win over Marin Cilic in the second singles match to give Russia an insurmountable 2-0 lead over Croatia and its first Davis Cup title since 2006.