The Russian Tennis Federation produced a dominant display to win the 2021 Davis Cup by beating Croatia 2-0 in the final on Sunday in Madrid.
The champions claimed a 2-1 semi-final win over Germany to set up a tie with the Croats, who had seen off Novak Djokovic's Serbia by the same scoreline in the final four.
The duo could barely be separated in the first set but Medvedev ultimately took the tie-break to prevail 7-6 before a comprehensive 6-2 second-set win handed the RTF the trophy.
Croatia, meanwhile, are waiting for their first triumph since 2018 and have now finished as runners-up twice following their 2016 defeat to Argentina. body check tags ::