Davis Cup: Italy also beat Argentina, in the quarter-finals – Tennis

One point of the match was dominated by Matteo Berrettini, and another point of the challenge was won by Yannick Sener. For Italy in the Davis Cup, the singles are enough to beat Argentina in the second round of Group A, taking place in Bologna, to reach the finals of Malaga, scheduled for the end of November, among the top eight in the world. The national team led by Filippo Volandri had beaten Croatia 3-0 at the Unipol Arena last Wednesday and this new success on the fast-paced Bolognese deserves a pass for Spain, without having to wait for the double (Simone Bolelli/Fabio Fognini vs Maximo Gonzalez and Horacio Zeballos) and until the showdown. Final scheduled for Sunday with Sweden. In the first match, which was between the runners-up on each team, Berrettini (15 ATP) took 70 minutes to defeat Sebastian Baez (37 ATP) 6-2, 6-3, and never happened in a match in a challenge between the two-ranked The second, Sinner (No. 11), who made his debut in this edition of the Finals, fought for two hours and 36 minutes against the Argentine, Francisco Cerondolo (No. 27), in his debut for the national team. He won the first set 7-5, missed the blue, lost the second game 6-1 and then closed the match in his favor with a score of 6-3 in the third set. A high-adrenaline challenge to the public, but also to South Tyrol, was clearly shown in the hot pronouncements. “I didn’t play very well, the team helped me a lot, from Volandri to the crowd – said Sener -. Playing at home is special, I’m happy to win even though I didn’t play well. It’s great. An important victory for me and the team. I can be happy In Italy, the most important thing was to qualify, but on Sunday there is another match to win.”

“We want to go to Malaga first, but all players donate 100% when they enter the field,” he concluded, noting that first place in the group would guarantee a “soft” fourth, which is by no means certain if Italy qualified second. To encourage Sener, especially in the difficult moments of the second set but above all in the endless final, there was Berrettini above all. Powered by his near-perfect performance on Baez, the Roman rowed and flayed his hands to support his teammate, and nearly dragged him to victory. Speaking earlier about his performance, Brittney said he found himself “more comfortable today than he was on Wednesday. We all came from New York where conditions were very different. This area – he explained – is a little slower, which for me is not ideal, but allows Me also using the courses a little more. With my competitors today, the physical size was different, but if I didn’t pace well, the game could get complicated because he knows how to do a lot of things.” The numbers prove Berrettini right, especially those on the serve: four aces against one double fault, 70% of the first in the field with 78% of the points but also 56% of the points won by the second and no break allowed.

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