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Moscow, Russia

This  week, Zhenya is playing the Kremlin Cup in his hometown, Moscow.

The main draw is available : here

In the first round Evgeny will be opposed to last year’s winner, countrymate I.KUNYTSIN.

He also plays in doubles, associated with A.GOLUBEV (KAZ), in the first round which will be played tomorrow (Monday) they will face [4]R.HUTCHINS (GBR)/H.TECAU (ROU).

The complete doubles draw is available : here


A.GOLUBEV (KAZ)/ E.KOROLEV (RUS) def [4]R.HUTCHINS (GBR)/H.TECAU (ROU) 7/6(4) 2/6 10-8

Next round they will be opposed to R.BOPANNA (IND)/ J.TIPSAREVIC (SER).


In the first round Zhenya defeated the defending champion, countrymate I.KUNITSYN 7/6(6) 6/3

Although he was a little tensed, he managed to win the important points, and then reach the second round where he will be faced to a big challenge, playing Marat Safin in front of a crowed totally devoted to the latter.


E.KOROLEV (RUS) def M.SAFIN (RUS) 6/4 7/6(4)

In an electric atmosphere, Zhenya played a very good match, he’s been strong and solid, showing his full power with a lot of impressive winners. Both players reached a very high level of tennis, but Zhenya has overall shown more realism than Marat, even though he missed a couple of shots towards the end surrendering a bit to the excitement of the upcoming victory.

Read Evgeny’s post match interview (first round), watch higlights of the quaterfinal and get the rest of his results, after the jump…


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October 14, 2009 Posted by | Hard Court Season | Leave a comment