Jannik Sinner has sealed the second title of the Davis cup in the history of Italy after defeating with authority Alex de Miñaur (6-3 and 6-0), who has the measure taken, unable to question the superiority and winning inertia of the transalpine team.
The doubles match was not necessary. With two individual clashes, Italy regained the hegemony it held only in 1976, the only previous time it won the Salad Bowl.
The Martín Carpena pavilion in Málaga crowned Sinner, which was consolidated. It was the Davis of the 22-year-old player from San Cándido, established as a leader in his country and a reality on the circuit. The one who used maturity to resist the momentum of world number one, Novak Djokovic, whom he has beaten twice in two weeks, three including the doubles.
Once the setback in the semifinals was resolved, the face-to-face with Serbia reflected a noticeable superiority against Australia that aspired to the twenty-ninth crown, although the first since 2002.
Sinner He had already given a good account of De Minaur on four occasions before. He has always beaten him, including this season in Toronto. The oceanic, twelfth in the world, lowered his arms after losing the first set, the only one that offered some resistance. Afterwards, he gave way to the Italian who accelerated towards final success and closed the victory in the match in one hour and twenty-two minutes.
Italy’s Davis Cup title enhances the reputation of the world’s fourth-largest player with ten more titles under his belt. Four this year, at the Masters 1000 in Canada, Montpellier, Vienna and Beijing, and the finals he lost at the ATP Finals last week, the Masters 1000 in Miami and Rotterdam.
Sinner’s victory rounded off the work he put in place in the first individual Matteo Arnaldi who completed a laborious job before Alexei Popyrinwhom he knocked down 7-5, 2-6 and 6-4.
Sinner leads a team made up of Lorenzo Musetti, Arnaldi, Lorenzo Sonego and Simone Bolelli and who captains Filippo Volandri. The Davis Cup crowns a team full of talent, with one of the best generations in its history that recovers the world dominance that it held for the only time in 1976.
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