Italy’s 47-year wait for a Davis Cup title ended in a stunning victory over Australia. Jannik Sinner’s commanding performance and Matteo Arnaldi’s nerve-wracking win played pivotal roles in Italy’s historic win.
Sinner, in stellar form, showcased a remarkable week, including a crucial win over Djokovic and a doubles victory alongside Lorenzo Sonego that secured Italy’s spot in the final.
“It’s been an incredible feeling for all of us. Yesterday, we were one point from being out and now we can celebrate the win,” Sinner shared after his triumph.
Arnaldi’s emotional victory after a tense singles match against Popyrin added to Italy’s celebration. “I won one of the most important matches in my life,” said an overwhelmed Arnaldi post-match.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni hailed the team, saying, “A historic result – congratulations to our players for the talent and commitment they have shown.”
BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller highlighted the breathtaking nature of Sinner’s victory and praised the atmosphere of the event, emphasizing the remarkable show put on by Malaga and the International Tennis Federation.
Australia, bidding for a 29th Davis Cup title, faced back-to-back final losses, previously beaten by Canada. The Davis Cup triumph marked Italy’s second title win after their victory in 1976.