Philippov had 6 aces in three sets! I think he has just secured the 4th MB spot/serving specialist for WCH: Muserskiy, Volvich, Vlasov, Philippov
Poletaev played better against USA today. I hope Russia and USA will be in different group and face each other in the semis so we can see Mikhaylov x Anderson matchup
I have to disagree with your MB order.
I think Philippov is 3rd and Vlasov is 4th or fifth once Kurkaev returns to NT.