Berrettini And Sinner Seal Italy’s Spot In Davis Cup Final 8

Team Italy (photo: Brigitte Urban)

BOLOGNA/STARNBERG, September 17, 2022

Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner secured the second win of the week for Italy and guaranteed a place for their team at the Final 8 of the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals.

In the first match on Friday against Argentina in Bologna, Italy’s No. 2 Berrettini defeated Sebastian Baez with ease 6-2, 6-3 in 71 minutes followed by a 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 win from Sinner against Francisco Cerundolo. Argentines Horacio Zeballos and Maximo Gonzalez won the doubles rubber 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 over Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini.

Group A – Italy defeated Argentina 2-1

Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy

Matteo Berrettini (ITA) d. Sebastian Baez (ARG) 6-2 6-3

Jannik Sinner (ITA) d. Francisco Cerundolo (ARG) 7-5 1-6 6-3

Maximo Gonzalez/Horacio Zeballos (ARG) d. Simone Bolelli/Fabio Fognini (ITA) 7-5 2-6 6-3

Group B – Canada defeated Spain 2-1

Unipol Arena, Valencia, Spain

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) d. Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 3-6 6-3 6-3

Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) d. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 6-7(3) 6-4 6-2

Felix Auger-Aliassime/Vasek Pospisil (CAN) d. Marcel Granollers/Pedro Martinez (ESP) 4-6 6-4 7-5

Group C – Germany defeated Belgium 2-1

Am Rothenbaum, Hamburg, Germany

Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) d. Zizou Bergs (BEL) 6-4 7-6(9)

David Goffin (BEL) d. Oscar Otte (GER) 3-6 7-6(7) 6-3

Kevin Krawietz/Tim Puetz (GER) d. Sander Gille/Joran Vliegen (BEL) 4-6 6-2 7-6(5)

Group D – Netherlands defeated Great Britain 2-1

Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Great Britain

Daniel Evans (GBR) d. Tallon Griekspoor (NED) 6-4 6-4

Botic van de Zandschulp (NED) d. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 6-4 6-2

Wesley Koolhof/Matwe Middelkoop (NED) d. Andy Murray/Joe Salisbury (GBR) 7-6(0) 6-7(6) 6-3

Following Friday’s results, five teams have secured a place in the Final 8 knockout stage in Malaga on 22-27 November:

Italy (Group A)

Germany (Group C)

Australia (Group C)

Netherlands (Group D)

USA (Group D)