Italy, even without its two best players, brought down the United States of Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe, beaten 2 to 1, in the quarter-finals of the final phase of the Davis Cup, Thursday November 24 in Malaga (Spain). ). To reach the final, Italy will face Canada or Germany on Saturday, opposed at the end of the afternoon. The other semi-final opposed to Croatia, outgoing finalist, to Australia on Friday.
Fognini and Bolelli qualified for Italy
It is the first time since 2014 that Italy has reached the last four of the Davis Cup, whose historic format was abandoned in 2019. Its two best assets, Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini are however injured, even if the second , foot still recovering, a required to be present in Malaga.
For the first time of the Andalusian week, the meeting was played during the decisive double. It was Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli who distributed the point of victory to the Italians at the expense of Jack Sock and Tommy Paul, on a double 6-4.
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Previously, Lorenzo Sonego (45e world) had given the advantage to his team by dominating the semi-finalist of the US Open 2022 Frances Tiafoe (19e) 6-3, 7-6 (9-7). Then Taylor Fritz, world No. 9 and recent Masters semi-finalist, equalized by beating the young Lorenzo Musetti (23e) 7-6 (10-8), 6-3.
UNITED STATES – ITALY: 2-1
Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) beats Frances Tiafoe (USA) 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)
Taylor Fritz (USA) beats Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) 7-6 (10-8), 6-3
Fabio Fognini/Simone Bolelli beat Jack Sock/Tommy Paul 6-4, 6-4