The VTB Kremlin Cup marks the beginning of the home stretch of the ATP World Tour season, as players return from Asia to the indoor hard courts of a chilly Europe and set their sights on qualifying for the ATP Finals or, failing that, a strong finish to the season. 

The 2018 ATP Moscow field sees Damir Dzumhur return to defend his title, alongside French Open semifinalist Marco Cecchinato and rising stars Daniil Medvedev, Karen Khachanov and Nick Kyrgios when the VTB Kremlin Cup takes place 15-21 October.

ATP Moscow Live Streaming

ATP Kremlin Cup tennis is live from Moscow from 15-21 October with play starting around 11am local/9am BST. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

Watch and bet on Kremlin Cup tennis live at bet365 > live streaming > tennis (geo-restrictions apply; funded account required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify)

How to watch & bet on ATP Moscow tennis

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2. Sign into your account or register for a new one

3. Select Live Streaming

4. Select 'Tennis’ from the ‘All Sports’ dropdown menu

5. Enjoy a live stream & in-play betting for ATP Moscow tennis, live from 15-21 October 2018

PLEASE NOTE: You must have a funded account or have placed a bet in the last 24 hours in order to watch tennis; geo-restrictions apply. 

Kremlin Cup Moscow Tournament Schedule

ATP Moscow Players 2018

Although as a 250 the ATP World Tour event at the Kremlin Cup is smaller than the WTA Tour Premier-level event it is held alongside, the Kremlin Cup has a long history and is a popular stop for players looking to start their European indoor season in earnest. 

The 2018 edition of the Kremlin Cup is no exception with an interesting mix of veterans. young stars, rising Russians and other luminaries mingling in the 28-player field.

Defending champion Damir Dzumhur returns to the Kremlin Cup in 2018, aiming to retain the trophy he claimed in 2017 when he beat Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis in the final. Dzumhur became the first man from Bosnia-Herzegovina to win an ATP World Tour title in 2017, and the first man from anywhere to win Moscow and St Petersburg in the same year. The world no. 39 already has one title to his credit in 2018 after winning Antalya in June - could he become the first man since Marin Cilic in 2014-15 to win back-to-back Kremlin Cup titles?

Dzumhur is joined among the top eight seeds by two players aiming to back up big results earned in Paris - French Open semifinalist Marco Cecchinato, the top seed, and Filip Krajinovic, the Paris Masters runner-up in 2017. 

But it's the young stars that are perhaps the most eye-catching presences in the draw for the 2018 VTB Kremlin Cup. The two great hopes of Russian men's tennis are in the draw, hoping to capitalize on successful seasons: Daniil Medvedev, 22 years old and on the brink of breaking into the top 20 after winning three titles already in 2018 in Sydney, Winston-Salem and Tokyo; and the powerful Karen Khachanov, also 22 years old, looking for his second title on indoor hard courts of 2018 after winning Marseille in February.

20-year-old Russian hopeful Andrey Rublev is also in the draw in Moscow, hoping for a strong finish to a season that's been decimated by injury, while 23-year-old Nick Kyrgios of Australia is looking for his second title of the season after starting it with a win in Brisbane.

Last year's runner-up Ricardas Berankis, crafty Frenchman Adrian Mannarino and the powerful Martin Klizan are also among the players appearing at the 2018 VTB Kremlin Cup, live from Moscow from 15-21 October 2018.

About the Kremlin Cup

The Kremlin Cup holds a significant place within the rich history of Russian tennis - it was the first professional international tournament to be held within Russia when it was founded in 1990.

Originally a men-only event before it became a joint men's and women's event in 1996, these days the Kremlin Cup is an ATP World Tour 250 event and a WTA Tour Premier event, held concurrently at Moscow's Olympic Stadium - which, as the name suggests, was built for the 1980 Summer Olympics.

The second of two 250-level ATP World Tour tournaments held in Russia's two main cities of St Petersburg and Moscow during the autumn, the Kremlin Cup is one of three 250 tournaments played during the same week of the calendar. Alongside Stockholm and Antwerp, Moscow marks the beginning of the 'final phase' of the ATP World Tour season in mid-October as players return from Asia to compete on the indoor hard courts of Europe.

The Kremlin Cup is hence a popular destination for players looking for a strong finish to the season - whether that means hoping to boost their chances of qualifying for the season-ending events in London and Milan, or simply tuning up their games ahead of the 500-level events in Vienna and Basel and the final Masters 1000 Series event of the season in Paris.

Given that the average temperature in Moscow during October is generally somewhere between 2-8 degrees Centigrade, it can be a bit of a shock to the system for the players as they adjust to autumnal Russia after the outdoor hard courts of Shanghai and Beijing. 

Russian players have a proud and successful history at the Kremlin Cup, dating back to Andrei Cherkasov who won the first two editions of the tournament playing under the flag of the USSR in 1990-1. Many more Russian champions would follow, including Igor Andreev, Igor Kunitsyn, three-time winner Nikolay Davydenko who took the title in 2004, 2006 and 2007 and the most successful player in the tournament's history - Yevgeny Kafelnikov, the two-time Grand Slam champion who won the Kremlin Cup an astonishing five years in a row between 1997 and 2001. The most recent Russian champion in Moscow was Mikhail Youzhny in 2009.

While players from other nations did interrupt Russian dominance in Moscow - Goran Ivanisevic in 1996 is probably the best-known - since 2010 the Kremlin Cup has only been won by non-Russians, with players from seven different nations claiming the title in the past eight editions. Serbians Viktor Troicki and Janko Tipsarevic took the title in 2010 and 2011, to be followed by an Italian, Andreas Seppi, and a Frenchman, Richard Gasquet. In 2014-15, Marin Cilic became the first player since Davydenko to win back-to-back Kremlin Cup titles, and the first non-Russian to do so since Switzerland's Marc Rosset in 1992-3. Pablo Carreno Busta became the first Spaniard to win the title in 2016 and was followed by Damir Dzumhur in 2017, who made two pieces of history that year: First when he became the first man from Bosnia-Herzegovina to win an ATP World Tour title, and secondly when he became the first man ever to win the St Petersburg and Moscow titles in the same year, a rare 'Russian double'. 

ATP Moscow tournament information

ATP Moscow fast facts

ATP MoscowKremlin Cup
DatesOctober 15-21, 2018
VenueOlympic Stadium
LocationMoscow, Russia
First Played1990
Draw Size32
SurfaceHard (indoor)
CategoryATP 250
Prize Money$745,940
Most titlesYevgeny Kafelnikov, 5 (1997-2001)
Reigning Singles ChampionDamir Dzumhur
Reigning Doubles ChampionMax Mirnyi/Philipp Oswald

ATP Moscow ranking points

Here are the ranking points awarded by the ATP World Tour for reaching various rounds at a 250-level event like the Kremlin Cup.

Ranking points on offer at ATP 250 events

Round of 1620
First round10

ATP Kremlin Cup champions

This is a full list of all the players who have won the singles title at the ATP World Tour 250 event in Moscow, the Kremlin Cup. 

Players who are still active in singles are given in bold. 

Former ATP Moscow champions

1990Andrei CherkasovTim Mayotte
1991Andrei Cherkasov (2)Jakob Hlasek
1992Marc RossetCarl-Uwe Steeb
1993Marc Rosset (2)Patrik Kuhnen
1994Alexander VolkovChuck Adams
1995Carl-Uwe SteebDaniel Vacek
1996Goran IvanisevicYevgeny Kafelnikov
1997Yevgeny KafelnikovPetr Korda
1998Yevgeny Kafelnikov (2)Goran Ivanisevic
1999Yevgeny Kafelnikov (3)Byron Black
2000Yevgeny Kafelnikov (4)David Prinosil
2001Yevgeny Kafelnikov (5)Nicolas Kiefer
2002Paul-Henri MathieuSjeng Schalken
2003Taylor DentSargis Sargsian
2004Nikolay DavydenkoGreg Rusedski
2005Igor AndreevNicolas Kiefer
2006Nikolay Davydenko (2)Marat Safin
2007Nikolay Davydenko (3)Paul-Henri Mathieu
2008Igor KunitsynMarat Safin
2009Mikhail YouzhnyJanko Tipsarevic
2010Viktor TroickiMarcos Baghdatis
2011Janko TipsarevicViktor Troicki
2012Andreas SeppiThomaz Bellucci
2013Richard GasquetMikhail Kukushkin
2014Marin CilicRoberto Bautista Agut
2015Marin Cilic (2)Roberto Bautista Agut
2016Pablo Carreno BustaFabio Fognini
2017Damir DzumhurRicardas Berankis

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