Lorenzo Sonego made essentially the most of his large serve to upset Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 7-6 (7) within the first match, giving the Italians a 1-0 lead. American Taylor Fritz then tied the rating by defeating Lorenzo Musetti 7-6 (8), 6-3.
Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini’s 6-4, 6-4 victory over Tommy Paul and Jack Sock within the doubles contest sealed the tie in favor of the Italians. With their victory, Italy superior to the match’s semifinals for the primary time in eight years. They’ll subsequent tackle the winner between Germany and Canada on Saturday.
Mardy Fish, the captain of the USA, expressed his disappointment with the end result, stating it was a bummer that they might not be taking residence the title.
“I’ve wished to win this factor for a really very long time as a participant and captain. It’s not going to occur this yr and it stinks. We’re going residence with out the trophy, which is a bummer,” Fish stated, according to Sky Sports.
Whereas the USA holds a document 32 Davis Cup titles, it hasn’t gained a title since 2007.
“All of the gamers did an unbelievable job, actually fortunate to have this staff” – Italy’s captain Filippo Volandri on Davis Cup QF win
Due to a shocking efficiency by veteran doubles pair Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli, Italy have progressed to the semifinals of the 2022 Davis Cup. The pair even joined the Italian followers in signing songs to rejoice their victory.
Talking after the competition, Filippo Volandri, captain of the Italian squad, stated that he was pleased with his staff and regarded himself “actually fortunate” to have the gamers at his disposal.
“I’m actually pleased with my staff, and of this crowd. It’s like we’re in Italy! All of the gamers did an unbelievable job. Even Matteo (Berrettini), who couldn’t play due to harm ,is right here, and Jannik (Sinner) supporting from residence. I’m actually fortunate to have this staff,” Volandri stated.
He praised Lorenzo Sonego for his defeat of Frances Tiafoe and stated that he at all times counted on him regardless of him having gone by means of a “robust” yr.
“Everybody is able to do the job each time I name them, and I’m actually pleased with all of them. Sonego has had a troublesome yr, however I knew he might do unbelievable issues within the Davis Cup and he did,” he expressed.