Sinner To Lead Italy In Berrettini's Absence From 2023 Davis Cup Final Eight

Sinner To Lead Italy In Berrettini's Absence From 2023 Davis Cup Final Eight

by Evita Mueller

After missing the Davis Cup Finals qualifiers earlier this year, Jannik Sinner will lead Italy at the Final Eight showdown next month.

The final eight showdowns of the Davis Cup Finals will be played at the end of November from the 21st to the 26th, and Italy will have its best player on the team.

Even without Sinner, Italy has a pretty good team, but Matteo Berrettini is not playing because of an ankle injury suffered at the US Open. It's precisely because of that that Sinner playing is a huge deal for Italy.

When it comes to Berretitni, it's just a continuation of a really unlucky season. The Italian was at the Davis Cup Finals last year but also didn't play because of an ankle injury. Having the same scenario play out literally a year later and in an identical way is just brutal for the big-serving Italian.

When it comes to Sinner, he wasn't part of the Italian squad last month in the qualifiers, but it didn't matter. The team got it done and will now hope to go all the way with the inclusion of Sinner in the very solid team.

He's by far the biggest star of this team, and they will heavily rely on him to deliver points in singles. The doubles will be taken care of by Simone Bolleli first and foremost and one of the other players.

Team Captain Filippo Volandri can choose between Matteo Arnaldi, who had a breakout at the US Open recently, and either Lorenzo Sonego or Lorenzo Musetti.

Lorenzo Sonego is always a solid option and has played a fair share of doubles matches in his career, and Lorenzo Musetti is also capable of delivering a really solid performance.

It's a pretty strong team overall, quite possibly one of the strongest in the competition, and they'll certainly look to go as deep as possible.


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