Italy's Stefano Travaglia entered Sunday motivated to perform well in his second ATP Cup match and make amends for Friday's poor performance against Russian Karen Khachanov. Travaglia, ranked at No. 84 in the world, delivered a dominant performance against world No.
333 Viktor Durasovic as he saw off the Norwegian 6-1 6-1 in less than an hour of play. "Today was different conditions than two days ago against Khachanov,” Travaglia said, per the ATP Cup. “The court was faster, the balls faster and the sun was so hot… I started very well, having prepared yesterday with my captain and my coach in the strategy room.
I was solid from the first point. I just tried to play my tennis, with my feet inside the court and I tried to go to the net." Norway's Casper Ruud beat world No. 12 Fabio Fognini in the second rubber of the tie but Italy still won the tie after Simone Bolelli and Fognini handed a loss to Durasovic and Ruud in the deciding rubber. Travaglia will be hoping to perform well again on Tuesday when he meets world No. 32 Taylor Fritz.