Davis Cup, Nicola Pietrangeli and Filippo Volandri dream of an encore triumph

©Getty Images

Davis Cup, Nicola Pietrangeli and Filippo Volandri dream of encore triumph

From Nicola Pietrangeli to Filippo Volandri, passing by many Davis players of the past: a festive evening at the Parioli club in Rome where since yesterday "the "Salad Bowl" most famous in the world, the one won by the Italian national team last November 26 in Malaga, has arrived.

Federtennis chose Parioli as the first club on the Roman tour of the trophy, and in the event presented by Ansa's national sports chief Piercarlo Presutti, many people spoke. Beginning with the club&#39s president, Paolo Cerasi, who dwelt on the excitement of being able to host the cup. "É so much, already since yesterday when è the trophy arrived here,” Cerasi said. “Today we can thank, the federation, Volandri and the champions who participated in this victory"”

Then Giorgio Di Palermo, president of the FITP Lazio Regional Committee, who è dwelt on the secret of the federal policy that is bringing great results. "I don&#39t think there is a single answer,” he explains, “There's an incredible work behind the scenes of the Federation, especially at the level of technical centers and training of masters".

Then speeches by Alessandro Catapano, Fitp’s head of communication, and Emanuela Andreoli, advisor of Ct Parioli. Dulcis in fondo Pietrangeli and Volandri, yesterday’s and today’s Davis captains. "I have known this cup since '55, when we went to play a Davis semifinal in America. – says Pietrangeli, who in '76 won it in Chile – As a player I only touched it a couple of times, but if we had played on clay there would have been no match. I hope now that Berrettini will recover, with Matteo on the team and at his level this cup stays here".

Finally Volandri who identifies "family" as the key value of success in 2023. The promise then è "win it again with Berrettini on the court" continues Volandri. "Matteo è been a formidable team man – he concludes – Of course winning it once è an important achievement, but to repeat the success would be history".

You may also like...