Medvedev, Khachanov, Rublev Return In Moscow; When Is The Draw & More
Russian players have dominated the VTB Kremlin Cup, and Daniil Medvedev, Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev will look to carry on that tradition in 2019.
Since the inaugural tournament, Russians have won the Moscow title 15 times. Yevgeny Kafelnikov claimed a record five straight titles between 1997-2001, and three-time champion Nikolay Davydenko started another run of Russian dominance from 2004-09, which also featured winners Igor Andreev, Igor Kunitsyn and Mikhail Youzhny.
Khachanov ended a nine-year title drought for the home country last year. “[Winning in Russia] was one of the dreams I had when I was a kid,” he said at the time. “Coming here [as a kid] I was asking top Russian players for autographs and dreaming one day to become a champion here. Today is the day and I am really happy. These are memories I will always keep in my head.”
Medvedev fell to Khachanov in the semi-finals last year and in the quarter-finals on his previous two main draw appearances. The World No. 4 celebrated his first title on home soil in September at the St. Petersburg Open, and is set to be the top seed in Moscow. Moscow native Rublev, who upset Roger Federer in August in Cincinnati, will be looking to record his first win in his hometown.
Here’s all you need to know about the Moscow tennis tournament: what is the schedule, where to watch, who has won and more.
Read & Watch: Khachanov Ends Russian Title Drought In Moscow
Tournament Dates: 14-20 October 2019
Tournament Director: Amir Tarpischev
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 12 October
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Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Saturday at 10:00am, Sunday at 12:00pm.
* Main draw: Monday – Thursday at 11:00am and 6:30pm, Friday 12:00pm and 6:30pm, Saturday not before 3:00pm
* Doubles final: Saturday, 19 October not before 3:00pm
* Singles final: Sunday, 20 October not before 5:00pm
How To Watch
Watch Live On Tennis TV
Venue: Ice Palace «Krylatskoye»
Surface: Indoor Hard
Prize Money: US $840,130 (Total Financial Commitment: US $922,520)
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View Who Is Playing, Past Champions, Seeds, Points & Prize Money Breakdown
Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: Yevgeny Kafelnikov (5)
Most Titles, Doubles: Max Mirnyi (5)
Oldest Champion: Andreas Seppi, 28, in 2012
Youngest Champion: Andrei Cherkasov, 20, in 1990
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 107 Carl-Uwe Steeb in 1995
Most Match Wins: Yevgeny Kafelnikov (40)
Singles:  [WC] Karen Khachanov (RUS) d Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 62 62 Read & Watch
Doubles:  Austin Krajicek (USA) / Rajeev Ram (USA) d  Max Mirnyi (BLR) / Philipp Oswald (AUT) 76(4) 64 Read More
Did You Know… The VTB Kremlin Cup became the country’s first pro international tennis tournament when it was founded in 1990.