Davis Cup, Italy flies to the semifinals: the USA knock out 2-1 with the victories of Sonego and the doubles

Davis Cup, Italy flies to the semifinals: the USA knock out 2-1 with the victories of Sonego and the doubles

L’Italy fly in semifinal from Davis Cup by beating him 2-1 Use. The decisive point came thanks to the victory of the doubles Bolelli-Fognini on Paul-Sock in two sets (6-4, 6-4). A company, the blue one, given the absences of Jannik sinner and Matthew Berrettiniboth forced to forfeit the Finals of Malaga due to the injuries.

The victory against the United States led by the number 9 in the world Taylor Fritzfresh from the semi-final at the ATP Finals in Turin, then photographs the golden moment of Italian tennis which, without its two best interpreters, still manages to establish itself and win. And he thus finds a Davis semifinal that has been missing since 2014when Italy was defeated by Swiss from Roger Federer And Stan Wawrinka.

The face of the profound quality of the movement is to Lorenzo Sonegowhich after a bad season and now on vacation at Maldivesis recalled by the captain Philip Volandri and landed in Andalucia beats Frances Tiafoe in two sets paving the way for the passage to the semifinals. The Turinese established himself for 6-3 7-6 in 2 hours and 1 minute of play in the opening match. Sonego has based much of his success on servicemarking 17 aces over the two sets and fielding heroic tennis in the moments in which the number 19 in the world raised his level of play.

Lorenzo Musetti he was instead defeated by Taylor Fritz, number 9 in the ranking, in two sets (7-6, 6-3). There were several wasted opportunities by the Tuscan who found himself ahead 5-3 in the tie-break of the first set and also in the second, before the collapse, he was immediately triggered 1-0 and in the second game he had well three break points to take the double advantage. At that point the challenge in doubles, formed by Fabio Fognini And Simon Bolellihas become decisive. And the blue pair did not disappoint by dominating the unprecedented Paul-Sock duo, always keeping the match in hand.

Now Italy will face Saturday the winner of GermanyCanada to try to grab the final. On the other side of the table, the quarterfinals were played on Wednesday and saw the Croatia beat the Spain without Nadal and Alcaraz – with Coric And Cilic which they got the better of Carreno Busta And Bautista Agut – and theAustralia defeat i Netherlands thanks to Thompson And de Minaurwinning on Griekspoor And van de Zandschulp.

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