US Open champion Medvedev pulls out of Kremlin Cup

MOSCOW – US champion Daniil Medvedev has withdrawn from next week’s Kremlin Cup in Moscow in order to on the remainder of the season, the Russian said in a statement on Friday (Oct 15).

Medvedev, who beat Novak Djokovic in last month’s Flushing Meadows final to claim his maiden Grand Slam title, crashed out in the fourth round at Indian Wells this week, losing to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov.

“The tournament in Moscow is a special opportunity to play at home with Russian fans. I entered the tournament and hoped to play it, but due to such a busy schedule of tournaments in 2021, I felt that I was not to physically play 100%,” said the world number two.

“This decision was hard for me, but I had to make it in order to finish the season with good results.”

US women’s winner Emma Raducanu pulled out of the event on Thursday.

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