Wednesday, 18 September, 2019

Davis Cup: India fancy chances against formidable Italy in qualifier

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India made a decision to host Italy on grass in Kolkata although that gave them nothing so far, trailing 2-0 after the opening day following commanding wins from Andreas Seppi and Matteo Berrettini.

Andreas Seppi experienced some early hiccups before getting past Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-2 in the opening rubber, while 22-year-old Matteo Berrettini made a winning Davis Cup debut, cruising past India number one Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-4, 6-3.

Italy, who had led 2-0, overnight were forced to extend the encounter after Simone Bolleli and Matteo Berrettini lost to Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan 6-4, 3-6, 4-6.

Prajnesh hit a forehand smack into the middle of the net to concede Berrettini the match and Italy a 2-0 advantage.

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The rejigged Davis Cup enters a new era with 12 qualifiers across the globe on the road to Madrid Finals in November. Both players held their serves until the Italian sealed the issue in the 10th game without a dropping a point.

Prajnesh, ranked at a career best of 102, slowly eased into the match by staying within sight of Berrettini. Win that and the crowd will get excited and I am sure Prajnesh will have some momentum to work with...

In the must-win rubber, Bopanna and Sharan upped the ante by breaking newcomer Berrettini in the fourth game of the second set before sealing the issue. "So depends in which condition you go there but I think we have a strong team", he said.

Ramkumar, who is ranked 133, failed to convert two break points in the second and eighth game. "We had half-a-chance early there in the first set of the first match and we didn't take it. Davis Cup: Superior Italy Push India to Brink with 2-0 Lead". The Italy tie will be fifth under Bhupathi - the multiple Grand Slam victor - who began with a 4-1 win over Uzbekistan in Bengaluru. It's a learning experience for me. In the eighth game, Ramkumar was leading 4-3 but failed to cash in as Seppi changed gears to wrap up the set 6-4. He is very risky and does a lot of serve and volley, so it's not going to be easy. "I hope my body holds up and I can still enjoy some tennis in the coming years", Seppi, who is ranked 37 in the ATP singles chart, added. "As players we just have to adapt to the format and you know to make use of the advantage towards us". The fact is he's played at a very high level for a long time and all of us are better off taking his advice.

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