Italy take out USA in Davis Cup quarter-finals

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Italy take out USA in Davis Cup quarter-finals

Despite the combined absences of Jack Sinner and Matteo Berrettini, Italy won this Thursday, in Malaga, against the United States, in the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup. After Lorenzo Sonego’s initial victory against Frances Tiafoe (6-3, 7-6) then Taylor Fritz’s equalizer against Lorenzo Musetti (7-6, 6-3), the double Simone Bolelli-Fabio Fognini brought the decisive point against the Paul-Sock pair (6-4, 6-4).

The day after the defeat of a Spain deprived of Nadal and Alcaraz, there was nevertheless a nice little atmosphere in Malaga to salute the success of the Italian “B team” against the United States. At the time of the Davis Cup, Lorenzo Sonego (45 ‘) made the ATP rankings lie and sink Frances Tiafoe (19th) with great slaps of forehands behind a big serve (17 aces against 5). Clearly superior in the 1st set, he tightened the game in the 2nd to repel three break points and knock out the American in the tie-break with a huge forehand, an ace then a backhand on the wrong foot, irony of the history, during the last three points.

Fritz having quite clearly dominated Musetti in the second singles, despite a tie-break in trompe-l’oeil during a 1st set where the American played his service games against an opponent under pressure, the affair ended. is therefore closed off by a double one-way street. Dominators, Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini only had to convert two of their seven break points (one in each set) to overcome Tommy Paul and Jack Sock, who were never able to line up two games for lack of ammunition.

In the semi-final, Italy will meet the winner of the last quarter, between Germany and Canada. The other half will oppose the Croatia of Cilic and Coric, faller of Spain, and Australia, winner of the Netherlands.

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