Forty-seven years after their 1976 victory in Santiago, Chile, the Azzurri of tennis returned to the roof of the world today in Malaga by defeating Australia in the two singles Lorenzo Arnaldi overcame Alexei Popyrin in the third set and Jannik Sinner completed the task by overcoming Alex De Minaur.
Jannik Sinner, Lorenzo Sonego, Lorenzo Musetti, Matteo Arnaldi, and Simone Bolelli succeed Adriano Panatta, Corrado Barazzutti, Paolo Bertolucci, and Tonino Zugarelli, and Filippo Volandri takes the place of Nicola Pietrangeli. In their eighth Davis Cup final-the fourth against Australia, winners in 1960, 1961, and 1977 and always the black beast of the Azzurri-the team of captain Volandri achieves the feat. Jannik Sinner, a great protagonist of this success told Rai microphones, “This season we have suffered but we are a united team, and each of us can smile about this success. To close the season like this is beautiful, it gives us a lot of energy to prepare for the next one.”