At the Unipol Arena in Bologna the Carrarese won 6-4, 6-2, while the number 15 in the world triumphs in a comeback 6 (4) -7, 6-2, 6-1. The blue duo triumphs against the former number one in the world 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3)
Italy won the match against Croatia in group A of the Davis Cup with a clear 3-0. Good debut for Lorenzo Musetti and Matteo Berrettini: the Tuscan beats without problems Borna Gojo 6-4, 6-2, the Roman’s task is more complicated and, after an intense battle, he overcomes Coric 6 (4) -7, 6-2, 6-1. Fognini and Bolelli sensational, beat 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) Mektic And Pavic. On the bench, however, Jannik Sinner ready to return to the next races.
MUSETTI-GOJO 6-4, 6-2
In Bologna there could not have been a better debut for Lorenzo Musetti in the Davis Cup: the blue, in front of the home crowd, gave Italy the first point in the match against Croatia valid for group A of the competition. The final score says 6-4, 6-2 in favor of the Italian on Borna Gojo. If the first set had at least some jolts, certainly the same cannot be said of the second. In the first part, the Tuscan starts slightly contracted, but in the fifth game he takes the lead by a break. In the seventh comes a great turn of the Croatian that allows him to stay in the game. From here on, the number 30 in the world increases the pace and closes the first set 6-4. In the second part the music does not change, on the contrary Musetti is concrete and takes advantage of Gojo’s mistakes by taking it 2-0. The third game is the hardest fought with five break points for the blue who in the end wins. In the fifth, the Croatian tries to stay in the game thanks to the excellent round at bat. Musetti in the service, in the last game of the second set, gives the first point to Italy in the match against Croatia.
BERRETTINI – CORIC 6 (4) -7, 6-2, 6-1
Matteo Berrettini suffers a little more than in the match of compatriot Musetti, but in the end after more than two hours of battle he takes home the victory against Borna Coric with the score of 6 (4) -7, 6-2, 6- 1. A first set in which the blue starts contracted and tense, on the contrary the Croatian plays loose forcing Matteo to a few more shots. The Roman tennis player suffers but raises his head and wins the eighth game by arrogance, bringing the challenge back in a draw. Coric moves to 6-5 and Berrettini sends the first set to the tie break, keeping the bar at zero. The Queens champion comes back from 6-2 to 6-4 then gives the first set to the Croatian. The blue reacts in the second part and shows all his strength, making Coric difficult to answer. At 4-1 in favor of the Roman, the Croatian does not give up and goes to -2. Berrettini does not yield any more, strengthening the advantage and closes with a clear 6-2. The third set starts with some thrills for Italy, but the number 15 in the world is good at keeping concentration high and goes 4-1. Berrettini made no mistake and closed with an excellent turn of service, giving Italy the first point in this Davis Cup.
FOGNINI / BOLELLI – MEKTIC / PAVIC 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3)
Three out of three. The double blue formed by Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli triumphs in three sets 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) against the one composed by Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic. The match in the service of the Croatians began without too much difficulty, the Azzurri were good at responding and staying in the game in the second game. The two couples do not make mistakes on the batting turns and extend this partial in a tie 3-3. In the eighth game, Mektic breaks the balance and Croats win the first set 6-3. The second set seems to be a photocopy of the previous one, with the tricolor couple who, however, take the lead on 4-3. Croats who do not give up and remain glued to the Italian duo. With a double fault by Mektic, Fognini-Bolelli fly to the third set triumphing 7-5. The last set starts with the Azzurri ahead 1-0, with the Wimbledon finalists in trouble. The duo made up of Fognini and Bolelli is confident and thanks to a winning serve stretches, in the fifth game at 4-1. Controbreak of Mektic and Pavic, with the Italians making an empty pass allowing the former number one in the world to get back on 4-4. Croatia who saves four match points and brings the game to the tie-break. Here Fognini and Bolelli start well and dominate and close at 7-6 (3).
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Davis Cup, Italy-Croatia 3-0: Musetti knocks out Gojo, Berrettini beats Coric. Fognini and Bolelli win the double
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