Once the ATP Finals conclude, there is one final event in Jannik Sinner’s eyes to crown a champion’s season: the Davis Cup Finals in Malaga, scheduled for November 21-26. “What a special week! – commented the South Tyrol player on Instagram – playing at home in front of the Italian fans is an incredible feeling that cannot be described in words. I never imagined such an atmosphere that would make my skin revitalize.” Thank you very much to Torino, thank you to the Italian fans. Now we’re on our way to the Davis Cup.”
After the efforts in Turin (and the controversial withdrawal from the Bologna stage), Sinner is expected to be in the next few hours in Malaga where he will join the team led by Filippo Volandri. “The sinner is the tip of our spear and everything will revolve around him,” Lorenzo Musetti commented to Sky Sports from Malaga. “We were hoping for another win for Yannick – adds the Tuscan tennis player – tonight we will welcome him with open arms because he deserves it. He had a great tournament and deserved to lift the trophy. We are happy to have him with us. The other side, they envy us from everywhere, and we can’t wait to play and joke with him.” “. While waiting for Sinner, the blue group has been in Spain since Saturday and on Sunday evening took part in an evening of celebration at the Malaga Museum.
In addition to Sinner, Volandri will have Lorenzo Sonego, Lorenzo Musetti, Matteo Arnaldi and Simone Bolelli at his disposal. Sinner will almost certainly play one of the two singles matches, while the captain will have to resolve his reservations about the second singles player. Sonego, Davis’ man par excellence, recently reached the quarter-finals in Metz. But a more complicated moment for Musetti, who lost his last five matches in a row. Attention is paid not only to singles (if there are no surprises, the Netherlands will play Greksboer and Van de Zandschulp), but also to doubles. In fact, the Netherlands can count on two-man players like Wesley Koolhoff. 8th globally in the specialty, and the Matoi Middlecob. Volandry, on the other hand, does not have a fixed pair. In Bologna, in fact, three different pairs entered the field: Bolelli/Musetti with Sweden, Musetti/Sonego with Chile and Arnaldi/Bolelli with Canada. Matteo Berrettini, who is expected to come to Andalusia as a fan, and Fabio Fognini will not be there. The quarter-final match between Italy and the Netherlands is scheduled to take place at the Deportes José María Martín Carpena Palace in Malaga on Thursday, November 23 at 10 a.m. The format includes two singles matches and a doubles match in the event of a draw. A potential semi-final match against Djokovic’s Serbia (which faces Great Britain on Thursday) looms on the horizon. But on the other side of the scoreboard is defending champion Canada, who will face Finland. Finally, in the last quarter-finals, the Czech Republic and Australia will face each other.
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