The Italian national team reached the top four in the Davis Cup men’s tennis final in Malaga after defeating the US national team 2-1 on Thursday, while the German-Canadian national team tied 1-1.
|The Italians reached the semi-finals (Photo: Getty Images)|
Lorenzo Sonego won his first singles match against Frances Tiafoe within two hours, then Taylor Fritz beat Lorenzo Musetti, so the pair decided on the next round.
The Italians, who lost without their two best players, Yannick Sinner and Matteo Berrettini due to injury, were the best, and therefore will meet the winner of the German-Canadian duel in the semi-finals on Saturday.
On the other hand, a Croatian-Australian duel for a place in the final will take place on Friday.
The doubles match will decide the quarter-final match between Germany and Canada 1-1.
In Thursday’s opening duel, Jan-Lennard Struff, ranked 152nd in the world, surprisingly beat 18th-ranked Denis Shapovalov in an abbreviated set, and then also made his ATP debut last week with a win over Felix Auger-Aliassime. Balanced Oscar Otte.
Davis Cup Final, Malaga, Quarter-finals
Italy – USA 2-1
Lorenzo Sonego-Francis Tiafoe 6:3, 7:6 (9-7)
Lorenzo Musetti-Taylor Fritz 6:7 (8-10), 3:6
Simone Bolelli, Fabio Fognini, Tommy Ball, Jack Sock 6:4, 6:4
Germany and Canada 1-1 – ranking after singles
Jan-Lennard Struff – Denis Shapovalov 6:3, 4:6, 7:6 (7-2)
Oscar Otey-Felix Auger-Aliassime 6:7 (1-7), 4:6
Kevin Krawetz, Tim Potts-Shapovalov, Vasek Pospisil
They played on Wednesday
Croatia – Spain 2-0
They played on Tuesday
Australia – Netherlands 2-0
Croatia and Australia
Italy, Germany or Canada
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