Davis Cup, Lorenzo Sonego also smiles: Italy beats Sweden
Italy beats Sweden, doubles è irrelevant
After Matteo Arnaldi's success against Leo Borg, which gave Italy the decisive point to qualify for the Davis Cup knockout stage, comes also the 2-0 Italian victory by Lorenzo Sonego, who defeats Elias Ymer and allows the Azzurri to make the doubles match against the Swedes totally irrelevant.
Thanks to the 6-4, 6-4 obtained in one hour and twenty-seven minutes by the Piedmontese tennis player, in fact, Italy has already won the match against Sweden and will be second in the group (behind Canada and ahead of Chile and Sweden) regardless of the result of the doubles match also scheduled at the Unipol Arena in Bologna.
For Sonego, who had started the Davis round very badly by losing to Canadian Galarneau (number 200 ATP), the key è was definitely the comeback victory on Friday against Chilean Jarry, a success that came after nullifying four match points to his opponent: today the number 38 ranking è seemed more serene and had no particular difficulties to overcome Ymer.
Italy's qualification to the knockout phase of the 2023 Davis Cup comes despite the absence of two pivotal elements such as Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini, and it reassures an environment that had been "inflamed" also due to the controversy between Fabio Fognini and captain Filippo Volandri, over the veteran Ligurian’s failure to be called up.