Davis Cup, Italy in the quarter-finals challenges the USA: the formula, the calendar, the times and the live TV

Davis Cup, Italy in the quarter-finals challenges the USA: the formula, the calendar, the times and the live TV

The final phase to assign the Davis Cup 2022the last big event of the season from 22 to 27 November. Theatre: the concrete of the Palacio de Deportes José Maria Carpena by Rum raisin. Present Italy of Philip Volandri, capable of winning their group ahead of Croatia, Argentina and Sweden. The Azzurri (only triumph in 1976) arrive at this appointment with several unknowns. Jannik sinner he won’t be there due to his right hand injury. As well as Matteo Berrettini: the Roman player has been summoned by Filippo Volandri but cannot be used due to that problem al left foot which has been bothering him for about a month. If he doesn’t make it, he’s ready Lorenzo Sonego. At the moment the only certainty seems to be Lorenzo musetti. The double instead will be entrusted to the experienced couple formed by Simon Bolelli And Fabio Fognini. Debut November 24 at 10 against the United States.

Formula, times, dates and TV – But how does the competition work? The board includes quarterfinals, semifinals and final. Each confrontation between the teams is divided into two meetings from singular is one of double, all played on the same day. Each game is played to the best of three setseach of which provides for the eventual tiebreak. The quarter-final matches will be played between 22 and 24 November. Australia and Holland will open at 4pm. Same time for Croatia and Spain the following day. The last day, in addition to Italy-United States at 10, will also see Germany-Canada starting at 16. Semifinals scheduled Friday 25 and Saturday 26. The first at 4 pm, while the second will be staged at 13. The same time as the final, scheduled for Sunday 27 November. The matches will be visible live on free-to-air TV on Rai 2 and on the channels Sky. Also available live stream on Rai Play, Sky Go, Now Tv, SuperTenniX.

Italy’s opponents – Among the most accredited teams for the final victory are the United States, i first opponents of the national team led by Filippo Volandri. Americans are led by Taylor Fritz And Francis Tiafoe. The first number 9 in the world, the second at position 19 and recent semi-finalist at the Us Open. Together with them also present Tommy Paul (victorious over Nadal in the last Masters 1000 of the year) and the doubles expert Jack Sock.

In the upper part there are also Germany And Canada. The Germans pay for the absence of Alexander Zverev and they appear to be one of the best teams vulnerable of this final stage. The highest ranked player is Oscar Ott at number 67. Best result 2022: third round at Wimbledon. Besides him there are Jan-Lennard Struff (No. 151) and Yannick Hanfmann (No. 140). A situation diametrically opposite to that of Canadians. For many, Canada is the big favorite of this edition. Felix Auger-Aliassime (#8) and Denis Shapovalov (n. 18) are the spearheads of a team that can also count on the experience of Vasek Pospisil. Biancorossi who could be the rival of the blues in the event of a semifinal.

In the lower part of the board we find instead theAustralia against theHolland and the Croatia against the Spain. The Australians arrive in Malaga after surprisingly eliminating France in the group stage. Without Nick Kyrgiosthe team is all on the shoulders of Alex DeMinaur (#24) and thanasi Kokkinakis (No. 94). An outsider for sure, but not like Holland. Perhaps the real surprise. Botic van de Zandschulp is at number 35, Tallon Griekspoor to 96 e Tim van Rijthoven at 109. The real strength, however, is found in doubles. Here is Wesley Koolhof, number 1 in the dedicated ranking and fresh from seven victories in ATP tournaments (Masters 1000 Madrid, Toronto and Paris-Bercy, 250 Melbourne, Adelaide, Doha and ‘s-Hertogenbosch) and from the final at the US Open. Croatia instead relies on Cilic (#17) and Coric (n. 26) – with Mektic And Pavic, respectively no. 10 and no. 7 in doubles – to defeat one Spain free Rafael Nadal and number 1 in the world Carlos Alcaraz. Two very heavy absences that Carreno Busta (#13) and Bautista Agut (No. 21) they will try to alleviate.

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