Italy beat the United States in the doubles and reached the semi-finals of the Davis Cup

Madrid, November 24 (European Press) –

On Thursday, the Italian national team became the third player in the 2022 Davis Cup semi-finals, which will be held at the Jose Maria Martin Carpina Sports Palace, after winning 2-1 in their match against the United States.

The Italians certainly produced one of the first upsets in the quarter-finals after eliminating the Americans despite the lack of their two best players, Matteo Berrettini and Janik Sinner, and facing Taylor Fritz, ranked nine in the world, and Frances Tiafoe, 19 of the team’s top players. classification.

However, “Los Lorenzos” stood up and managed to bring the match to the decisive double. Sonego took over the duel against Tiafoe 6-3, 7-6 (9) in a match without losing serve, in which he saved three points in the second set. Musetti had less luck, as he could not beat Fritz, who in this case was the one who did not receive his serve and whom he defeated 7-6 (8), 6-3.

This caused the stands of Martín Carpena to see a decisive brace for the first time after the other two matches did not need to. Filippo Volandri’s men confirmed the surprise as Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli beat veterans Jack Sock and Tommy Pole 6-4. Italy, making their first semi-final since 2014, will meet the Canadian-German winner for a place in the final.

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