Medvedev is eliminated in the fourth round of the Indian Wells tournament

Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev lost to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round of the tournament in Indian Wells (USA), according to Sport-Express.

The meeting took place on October 13 and ended in three sets with a score of 6: 4, 4: 6, 3: 6. At the same time, Medvedev was leading in the second set with a break (6: 4, 4: 1), after which he twice gave his own serve.

The duration of the match was two hours and 16 minutes. During this time, the Russian has filed right through five times, made six double faults and converted five break points out of seven.

Dimitrov, who is the 28th racket in the world, made one ace, made a mistake four times on the second serve and took the opponent’s serve six times out of ten such chances.

At the Indian Wells tournament, there were no Russians left in the men’s singles draw. Earlier that day, at the stage of the fourth round, Karen Khachanov lost to Georgian tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili. Prior to that, Aslan Karatsev lost in the 1/8 finals, and Andrei Rublev flew out in the 1/16 finals.

Daniil Medvedev has been in second place in the rating of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) since May. Next week, he is expected to perform at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow (October 18-24).

Medvedev: Russia should have norms to influence digital giants

Russia should have a “full arsenal” of influence on foreign digital companies to prevent attempts to interfere, said Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Security Council and chairman of United Russia. In an interview with RT, Mr Medvedev commented on the alleged attempts of foreign interference in the elections to the State Duma in September, he believes. In particular, Roskomnadzor demanded that Google and Apple remove Alexei Navalny’s Smart Voting application; the companies eventually complied with this requirement on the first day of voting, September 17. The chairman of United Russia believes that foreign companies, “in fact, intervened in the political life” of Russia, and called it a complete disgrace. “Yes, at some point they complied with the decision of Roskomnadzor and suspended this activity. But at what point – exactly on the day the voting began. And before that, this whole machine was spinning and, accordingly, propagandizing these same videos of a person ….

Alignment with Laver: how Medvedev and Rublev endured the world team | Articles

In Boston, the fourth Laver Cup, a prestigious commercial tournament, where the best tennis players in Europe are opposed by the best players in the world, ended with a rather unexpected result. It was initiated by Tennis Australia and one of the best tennis players in the history of this sport, Roger Federer. The organizers were inspired by the famous golf tournament – the Ryder Cup – and created the same format in tennis. This year the representatives of the “Big Trio” (Djokovic, Nadal, Federer) could not take part in the Laver Cup, but even without them the team was no less stellar. True, the balance of power initially seemed unequal: if only representatives of the top 10 played for the European team, including the Russians Daniil Medvedev and Andrei Rublev, then the strongest in the world team were Felix Auger-Alyassim and Denis Shapovalov – 11th and 13th rackets of the world respectively. Although even in such a scenario, hardly anyone expected to see such a serious superiority of the Europeans.

Angry McEnroe

This time the tournament was held for the first time without its founder – Federer ended the season ahead of schedule due to a knee injury. Nevertheless, the Swiss came to Boston and actively helped with the advice of the European team. The format of the tournament assumes that 12 matches will take place in three days – nine singles and three doubles. Having won on the first day of the competition, the team gets one point, on the second – two, on the third – three. The winning team must score 13 points. Rating points are not added to the tennis players’ piggy bank based on the results of the performance (because of this, the tournament has many opponents), however, this “omission” is compensated by the prize fund. Each member of the winning team received $ 250,000 – not the worst earnings in three days in a pleasant atmosphere.

The victory of European tennis players was expected, but still wanted to get a little more resistance. The world squad lost in just nine matches.

Denis Shapovalov and Joe Isner (team of the world) defeated Alexander Zverev and Matteo Berrettini (team of Europe). At the net, the German told the opponents that this would be the last point they could earn – in the end it happened (1:14). This remark by Zverev caused a negative reaction from the captain of the world team, the great John McEnroe, who literally smashed the Olympic champion Tokyo on his Twitter.

To the surprise of many fans of Nick Kyrios (World Team), he failed to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas (European Team). The statistics of the Australian against the current top 4 are surprising – 2: 0 against Djokovic, 2: 0 against Medvedev, 2: 1 (considering the Laver Cup match) against Tsitsipas and 4: 3 against Zverev. Apparently, this time the talk about the desire to end his career soon has some basis.

The most striking was Isner’s meeting with Zverev. There was team tactics (all the guys crowded around Sasha during the breaks between games and advised him something), intrigue, and even Federer’s tips. This match was the only one of ten in the 2021 Laver Cup, the result of each game of which was determined by tie-breaks.

Medvedev in action

For the first time in four years of the Laver Cup, one of the tennis players put on the wheel. And none other than the recent US Open winner Daniil Medvedev did it in the match against Denis Shapovalov (6: 4, 6: 0). Rublev also successfully spent the last three days: he won singly against Shvartsman and twice a pair, thereby becoming the best greenhouse of the tournament. The guys quickly got used to the team environment and leave Boston with great memories. Rublev even said at a press conference that winning the Laver Cup trophy along with the Olympics was one of the most emotional moments this year.

In general, the atmosphere in the team was super friendly: after the victory, absolutely everyone got wet in the champagne fountain. As a frequenter of the competition, Sasha Zverev was the leader for the most part. No conflicts between Tsitsipas and Medvedev or Tsitsipas and Zverev, as many expected, were not noticed. We hope to see them perform as a pair next year. Note that Rublev was also recognized as the funniest member of the team. Stefanos did not even expect that Andrei could be like that.

“This is an indicative tournament,” Yevgeny Kafelnikov, ex-first racket of the world, emphasized in an interview with Izvestia. – I do not think that tennis players give their best. The tournament is not a rating tournament, but for the audience. Making a resume is pointless. Time has passed since the US Open, now everything will depend on how Daniel and Andrey are determined to spend the rest of the season indoors. This is their favorite time, so let’s hope that they will not only be able to defend many of their points, but also win prestigious titles.

When the awarding ceremony took place and everyone took pictures with each other and the Laver Cup, it was decided to play an exhibition doubles match: Medvedev – Ruud against Auger-Alyassim and Schwartzman. The meeting ended with the victory of the latter, but Danya warned at the start of the competition that he was not eager to play a pair – he was not very good at it. Nevertheless, the match turned out to be funny and a bit of a violation of the rules. But this is the Laver Cup – what difference does it make how to play if that doesn’t solve anything?

During this meeting, Andrei Rublev was sitting in an embrace with the captain of the European team Bjorn Borg in a T-shirt with the inscription Moscow and sipping soda, while Stefanos Tsitsipas practiced his hobby of photographing. A little later, the Greek showed the footage taken to the captain of the European team.

The excitement of the audience when aiming the camera at Federer, the rivalry between McEnroe and Borg, the interaction of Daniel with the audience – all these details bring incredible pleasure to tennis fans around the world, whoever says anything about the Laver Cup. But whether it is worth canceling other tournaments on the calendar for him, which overlap in dates, as McEnroe spoke about, is an open question.

Turchak explained the absence of Medvedev in the headquarters of United Russia

The chairman of United Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, could not come to the party headquarters due to the fact that he was ill. Secretary of the General Council of the United Russia Andrei Turchak told about this on September 19.

“He was ill, he has a severe cough. He could not be with us today, ”he said, addressing members of the same party.

At the same time, Medvedev asked to convey words of gratitude to everyone who contributed to the victory of the party, added Turchak.

Earlier in his speech, Turchak congratulated the candidates from the United Russia party on a clean and fair victory in the elections to the State Duma.

After processing 25.03% of the vote, candidates from the United Russia party gain 44.26% in the elections to the State Duma.

On September 19, Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko stated that there were no serious violations that could cast doubt on the will of voters in the elections to the State Duma of Russia. She added that the last elections were democratic, transparent and legitimate.

At the same time, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin noted that the last elections to the State Duma are the most important parliamentary elections that will determine the fate of Russia.

In 2021, elections to the State Duma were held for the first time in a new, three-day format. September 19 was the main voting day, and September 17 and 18 were optional.

Tarasova reacted to the victory of tennis player Medvedev in the final of the US Open

Honored Coach of the USSR Tatyana Tarasova on September 13 reacted to the victory of Russian Daniil Medvedev over Serb Novak Djokovic in the final of the US Open tennis championship (US Open).

“A great victory for all of us. We’re not accustomed to big tennis triumphs. We are happy for ours! We also had big skates yesterday with world records, now we are happy for our tennis. This is a great reward and joy for all our tennis fans. I don’t know about the world, but for the Russians it’s definitely a happy moment. We live with hope! ” – Tarasova told “Sport-Express”.

Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Nikolai Valuev also congratulated on the victory of the Russian tennis player.

“Medvedev is handsome! I can only congratulate him on such an important victory. We haven’t won this tournament for a long time, ”Valuev told Sport-Express.

On Monday, Medvedev defeated Djokovic in the US Open final. The final score in the game was 6: 4, 6: 4, 6: 4. Medvedev is the only Russian to come out in the second week of the US Open in men’s singles.

For the Russian tennis player, this was the fourth title of the current year and the 13th ATP title in his career. Medvedev won the Grand Slam tournament for the first time. The Russian secured the right to participate in the final tournament of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in Turin.

After the game, Medvedev called the Serb “the greatest player in tennis history” and apologized to the Serb fans that their expectations did not come true.