Former world No. 36 Simone Bolelli doesn't lack confidence in his team as he thinks Italy has one of the strongest Davis Cup teams and that they will have a shot at winning the competition this year. Italy successfully qualified for the Davis Cup Finals for the second consecutive year after easily overcoming South Korea 4-0 in a tie played behind the closed doors due to coronavirus concerns.
World No. 11 Fabio Fognini, 2020 Rio Open runner-up Gianluca Mager, rising Italian star Lorenzo Sonego and 86th-ranked Stefano Travaglia were also a part of the Italian team that beat South Korea. Matteo Berrettini, who made his maiden Grand Slam semifinal at the US Open last year, skipped the South Korea tie due to an injury but he will be a huge addition to the team when they make their second appearance at the Davis Cup Finals.
"Italy has one of the strongest teams," Bolelli claimed, per the Davis Cup website. "I think we had bad luck last year - we had a really tough group in Madrid. Italy can now play a very good singles and play a good doubles team. It’s our goal to win this competition for sure."