Disappointment is written on the face of Matteo Beretini: Italy had to concede defeat. © ANSA / DAVID GRAY
It hurts: Italy had to concede defeat in the first match of the ATP Cup in Sydney, Australia, despite Janic Sinner’s opening victory.
January 02, 2022
Azuri lost 2-1 to Australia on Sunday. The sinner had Italy Sovereign won 1-0. Matteo Berrettini (ATP 7) surprisingly lost his game against Alex De Minaur (ATP 34) after 2 sets. The Australian won the first set 6: 3, tying the second set 7: 6 (7: 4) in a tiebreak and tying 1: 1.
The twins eventually had to come to an end. Dual experts Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini were originally planned for Asuri. Last time, however, Italy captain Vincenzo Santobatre made a change: Beretini will have to compete with Bolelli in the doubles division. The two Assyrians were defeated 0: 2 (3: 6, 5: 7) by Australian pair John Pierce / Luke Chavez in 2 sets.
Azuri will face France on Tuesday and Russia on Thursday. Initially, the Russian players fought hard and won 2-1 against France. World No. 2 Daniel Medvedev lost to Yuko Humbert 7: 6 (5), 5: 7.6: 7 (2). On the side of Roman Safiul, who won in his singles division, Medvedev decided in the doubles division.
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