It will be the last awaited appointment of the 2022 season for several nations. From November 22nd the final stages of the Davis Cup will be staged, with Italy, the United States, Germany, Canada, Spain, Croatia, the Netherlands and Australia as absolute protagonists.
The Italian team will try to amaze to go further and further in the event. The chances of winning the competition for the team led by Filippo Volandri have certainly dropped compared to a few weeks ago due to the physical problems accused by the main players: if Jannik Sinner is already certain he will not take part in the Malaga races, there is still uncertainty around Matteo Berrettini, who is trying to recover from the injury.
Volandri clarified and gave important updates on the current physical form of the 26-year-old player: "He is better and is doing everything to be there. We will wait until the last. Lorenzo Sonego is recovering very well. Fabio Fognini is training in Brindisi, Simone Bolelli in Montecarlo and Lorenzo Musetti is also preparing."
Filippo Volandri gives updates on Matteo Berrettini's physical condition
Sinner will undoubtedly be one of the great absentees, along with Carlos Alcaraz.
He told: "Unfortunately he had a problem with the index finger of his right hand, a strain on the tendon. It's bad news, but sure. However, in the cohesion of the group, the others must try to make the lack feel less." On the opponent in the quarter-finals, the United States.
Volandri added: "They have perhaps one of the strongest teams left among the eight yet. racing in Davis, but we must look to ourselves, to the path that has just begun, to put one brick on top of the other to build something great.
The higher the pressure, the more it means we have done something good. I have a project and every time I try to bring a piece but the pieces of the puzzle are many with a strong but young team, even if with some elements of experience. It is not easy but I am convinced that we will do something great." Source: pic by ATP website