Sinner leads Italy to first Davis Cup title in 50 years

MALAGA.- Jannick Sinner capped a perfect week by driving to Italy to his first title of the Davis cup in almost five decades.

Sinner improved his record to 5-0 this week by defeating 6-3, 6-0 Alex de Minaur in the second singles match as the Italians won their first title in the team tournament since 1976.

Matteo Arnaldi gave to Italy the first point of the series by winning 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 against Alexei Popyrin.

World number four, Sinner was key to knocking down Serbia in the semifinals after defeating Novak Djokovic in singles and doubles on Saturday.

The 22-year-old Italian spent 1 hour and 21 minutes to seal the victory of Italy in view of Australia.

Early in Malaga, Arnaldi saved eight break points before converting one in his favor to seal the first match in the decisive third set.

I have won one of the most important games of my life”said Arnaldi, 44th in the ranking.

The Italians, who had only raised their Silver Salad Bowl in 1976, they had lost the last three finals they had played against Australiarunner-up in last year’s edition after succumbing to Canada in the duel for the title.

Australia had eliminated Finland at the other intersection. The Australians have 28 titles on their account, but they have not been consecrated since the captain Lleyton Hewitt He competed as a player in 2003.

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Djokovic, for his part, took responsibility for the defeat of Serbia this weekend. The star had indicated that his desire was to put the finishing touch to a successful 2023 with a title in the Davis cup.

Nole was responsible for leading Serbia to his most recent championship in the prestigious tournament.