Moscow Winners


The Moscow Tournament, also known as the Kremlin Cup, is an annual tennis tournament held at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia. It is part of the ATP and WTA circuits. It is currently on the men's calendar in the ATP World Tour 250 category.


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Carpet - indoors (1990–2006) Hard - indoors (since 2007)


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All Moscow Champions


Year Champions Runners-up Score
1990 Soviet Union icon Andrei Cherkasov United States icon Tim Mayotte 6–2 6–1
1991 Soviet Union icon Andrei Cherkasov (2) Switzerland  icon Jakob Hlasek 7–6(7–2) 3–6 7–6(7–5)
1992 Switzerland  icon Marc Rosset Germany icon Carl-Uwe Steeb 6–2 6–2
1993 Switzerland  icon Marc Rosset (2) Germany icon Patrik Kühnen 6–4 6–3
1994 Russia icon Alexander Volkov United States icon Chuck Adams 6–2 6–4
1995 Germany icon Carl-Uwe Steeb Czech Republic icon Daniel Vacek 7–6(7–5) 3–6 7–6(8–6)
1996 Croatia icon Goran Ivanišević Russia icon Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3–6 6–1 6–3
1997 Russia icon Yevgeny Kafelnikov Czech Republic icon Petr Korda 7–6(7–2) 6–4
1998 Russia icon Yevgeny Kafelnikov (2) Croatia icon Goran Ivanišević 7–6(7–2) 7–6(7–5)
1999 Russia icon Yevgeny Kafelnikov (3) zimbabwe icon Byron Black 7–6(7–2) 6–4
2000 Russia icon Yevgeny Kafelnikov (4) Germany icon David Prinosil 6–2 7–5
2001 Russia icon Yevgeny Kafelnikov (5) Germany icon Nicolas Kiefer 6–4 7–5
2002 France icon Paul-Henri Mathieu Netherlands  icon Sjeng Schalken 4–6 6–2 6–0
2003 United States icon Taylor Dent Armenia  icon Sargis Sargsian 7–6(7–5) 6–4
2004 Russia icon Nikolay Davydenko Great Britain icon Greg Rusedski 3–6 6–3 7–5
2005 Russia icon Igor Andreev Germany icon Nicolas Kiefer 5–7 7–6(7–3) 6–2
2006 Russia icon Nikolay Davydenko (2) Russia icon Marat Safin 6–4 5–7 6–4
2007 Russia icon Nikolay Davydenko (3) France icon Paul-Henri Mathieu 7–5 7–6(11–9)
2008 Russia icon Igor Kunitsyn Russia icon Marat Safin 7–6(8–6) 6–7(4–7) 6–3
2009 Russia icon Mikhail Youzhny Serbia icon Janko Tipsarević 6–7(5–7) 6–0 6–4
2010 Serbia icon Viktor Troicki Cyprus icon Marcos Baghdatis 3–6 6–4 6–3
2011 Serbia icon Janko Tipsarević Serbia icon Viktor Troicki 6–4 6–2
2012 Italy icon Andreas Seppi Brazil icon Thomaz Bellucci 3–6 7–6(7–3) 6–3
2013 France icon Richard Gasquet Kazakhstan  icon Mikhail Kukushkin 4–6 6–4 6–4
2014 Croatia icon Marin Čilić Spain icon Roberto Bautista Agut 6–4 6–4
2015 Croatia icon Marin Čilić (2) Spain icon Roberto Bautista Agut 6–4 6–4
2016 Spain icon Pablo Carreño Busta Italy icon Fabio Fognini 4–6 6–3 6–2
2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina icon Damir Džumhur Lithuania  icon Ričardas Berankis 6–2 1–6 6–4
2018 Russia icon Karen Khachanov France icon Adrian Mannarino 6–2 6–2
2019 Russia icon Andrey Rublev France icon Adrian Mannarino 6–4 6–0

History


The Kremlin Cup was founded on the eve of the 1990 season by Swiss businessman Sasson Kakshuri and became the first Russian professional tennis tournament of international level. The first six seasons there were only men's competitions, and since 1996 the Kremlin Cup was combined with the Women's Open Championship of Moscow. Since 2000 both tournaments were held not only under one name but also within one game week. The men's prize has always had only the basic category of the ATP main tour, while the women's prize in 1997-2008 was part of the elite segment of the WTA tournaments of the first category.

The prize pool for the first individual men's tournament was $330,000, and over the next five years the organizers were able to increase the payout to players to $1.1 million, keeping it at that level for four seasons. The prize fund of the first women's tournament was $400,000, but a year later it was raised to $925,000 and by 2006 it reached its peak of $1.34 million.

From 1990 to 2018, the tournament was held at the Olympic Sports Complex, where the hard courts (in recent years, RuCourt) were laid for the tournament. Four courts were playable, and several more courts were laid only for training participants. The capacity of the grandstands was 15 thousand spectators. After the Olympic Sports Complex closed for renovation, the tournament was moved to the Krylatskoe Ice Palace. Four game courts were equipped; the capacity of the central court was 6,000 people. The ice surface was not melted. The neighboring Krylatskoe cycling track was used for training.

The 2020 tournament, which was scheduled for the second half of October, was canceled in mid-September for the first time in 30 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Meanwhile, another Russian ATP St. Petersburg Open tournament was held in October 2020.
The men's tournament has been recognized three times by the ATP as the best competition of their main tour organization: in 1993, 1994, and 1996.
In 2017, VTB Bank became the title sponsor of the competition, after which the tournament was renamed "VTB Kremlin Cup.


Winners and finalists


Winners of the Kremlin Cup in total in all categories were representatives of 36 countries. Russians are by far the leaders with the greatest number of victories (47). The tennis players from the USA (13) and Czech Republic (12) also won more than 10 times.

The record holder in the men's singles competition in the number of titles is Evgeny Kafelnikov, who has played six consecutive home finals and won five titles. Russia's Nikolay Davydenko has won three singles titles. Between 1997 and 2009, Russian tennis players won 11 of 13 titles. From 2010 to 2017, no Russian player reached the finals.






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