Italy beats Australia to win the Davis Cup after 47 years!

The victories in the two singles matches obtained by Matteo Arnaldi and Jannik Sinner allowed the team to win the historic tournament for the second time

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Italy beats Australia to win the Davis Cup after 47 years!
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After 47 years, Italy returns to win the Davis Cup by beating Australia, in the final. The team's first historic triumph dates back to 1976 and was marked by the generation of Adriano Panatta and Paolo Bertolucci at the Estadio Nacional de Chile.

Today it was Matteo Arnaldi and Jannik Sinner who triumphed. 47 years later, the famous team competition has taken on a new form. Group stage and Finals played in single venues, matches played in the best of three sets and format changed with two singles and the possible doubles.

Jannik Sinner, Lorenzo Musetti, Matteo Arnaldi, Lorenzo Sonego, Simone Bolelli and captain Filippo Volandri have therefore rewritten the history of tennis in their country Sinner was able to carry the whole weight of the national team on his shoulders with the personality of the greatest.

The Italian's impact on world tennis has reached a dimension that is even difficult to imagine, becoming the player that Italy has dreamed of supporting and cheering for years. The current number 4 in the ranking took the field against both the Netherlands and Serbia knowing he couldn't make mistakes.

In both cases he won both singles and doubles and dragged the Italians to the final.

Sinner beats De Minaur to get the dream

No one will ever forget the feat achieved by Sinner in the match with Novak Djokovic, when he canceled three consecutive match points and replicated the good work done by Nicola Pietrangeli in 1960 by overcoming the world number 1.

Sinner did not miss his appointment with history and defeated Alex de Minaur for the sixth time in his career with a score of 6-3, 6-0. The Italian perhaps felt, as is normal, a bit of tension at the start. De Minaur, for his part, tried to push without thinking about the consequences to destabilize his opponent.

Having settled the first innings with the advantages, Sinner broke his rival, forcing him to play a very complicated lob. De Minaur remained attached to the opening set by drawing the ace on the double break chance granted at 2-4.

Sinner responded presently and with an extraordinary backhand down the line prevented De Minaur from equalizing the score. At 5-3, the Australian appeared rather discouraged and lost serve again. Sinner wanted to make things clear in the second set too and the start proved to be super.

The 22-year-old moved De Minaur from one side of the pitch to the other and immediately turned his chance into gold by getting the deserved spoils in response. The exact same thing happened a few minutes later. Sinner extended their dominance and achieved an impressive 6-0. De Minaur didn't even collect the flag game and could do nothing but shake hands with a triumphant Sinner.

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