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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 33-26, 29-17 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    20 % Sinner – 10 of 48
    15 % De Minaur – 9 of 57

    Déjà vu for the Australian team, just like a year before De Minaur [12] is quickly defeated by a more powerful player, who possesses a lethal forehand in response to De Minaur’s soft groundstrokes, in the second (decisive) rubber. Last year it was Auger, who was the strongest at the end of the season, this time the arguably strongest player of Autumn ’23 – Sinner [4]. Djokovic enjoyed a great finish of the season too, but he lost 2 out of 3 matches against Sinner; in the Davis Cup semifinal after extraordinary conclusion, blowing a triple match point at 5:4* in the 3rd set (just his 4th match point-up defeat in 18 years of professional career). “It has been an incredible feeling I think for all of us and obviously we are really happy. We kept together everything and obviously yesterday we went from one point away from being out and now we can celebrate the win. I think we can all be very, very happy.” – said Sinner after improving his H2H against De Minaur to 5:0. It’s the second Davis Cup title for Italy following their 1976 triumph when Adriano Panatta was a leader of the Italian team. If Sinner wins a Grand Slam, he will overcome Panatta as the greatest Italian player of the Open Era, the South-Tyrolean has a good outlook to do this next year.

    Final (Malaga): ITALY d. AUSTRALIA 2-0
    Matteo Arnaldi d. Alexei Popyrin 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
    Jannik Sinner d. Alex de Minaur 6-3, 6-0
    Simone Bolelli / Lorenzo Sonego vs. Matthew Ebden / Max Purcell, cancelled

    Italy’s route to the final:
    round robin: Canada 0-3, Chile 3-0, Sweden 2-1… (Bologna in September)
    Q: Netherlands 2-1, Serbia 2-1, Australia 2-0… (Malaga in November)

    Point contribution in six ties:
    Singles: Sinner 3, Arnaldi 3, Sonego 2
    Doubles: Sonego 1.5, Sinner 1, Musetti 0.5, Bolelli 0, Arnaldi 0

    From left: Filippo Volandri (captain), Jannik Sinner, Lorenzo Musetti, Matteo Arnaldi, Lorenzo Sonego & Simone Bolelli
  2. Voo de Mar says:
    Knockout-stage in Malaga:

    Quarterfinals:
    Finland d. Canada 2-1
    Australia d. Czechia 2-1
    Italy d. Netherlands 2-1
    Serbia d. Britain 2-0

    Semifinals:
    Australia d. Finland 2-0
    Italy d. Serbia 2-1 *

    Final:
    Italy d. Australia 2-0

    All scores on Wikipedia…
    * Italy is the third team in the Open Era to win the trophy being a point away from elimination (France did it twice before, in the final 1996 and quarterfinal 2001).

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