Davis Cup: Serbia to face Italy in semi-finals

Serbia and Italy will face off in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup in Spain after World number four Jannik Sinner and Novak Djokovic helped their teams beat the Netherlands and Great Britain respectively.

 Serbia and Italy are both through to the semi-finals of the Davis Cup in Malaga.

Serbia sealed up a place in the last four with a victory over Great Britain on Thursday.

In the opening singles rubber, Kechmanovic Mimior beat Jack Draper in straight sets but both sets went all the way to the tie breaks.

 And then Novak Djokovic sealed the victory with a 6-4 6-4 win over Cameron Norrie..

Earlier Italy qualified for the semi-finals after coming from behind to beat the Netherlands.

Van de Zandschulp of the Dutch beat Matteo Arnaldi and Jannik Sinner of Italy beat Tallon Greikspoor. 

This result meant it all came down to the doubles when Sinner teamed up with Lorenzo Senego to beat Greikspoor and Wesley Koolhof 6-3, 6-4.
And so Italy went through to their second successive semi-final and that was two wins for the world number four Sinner on his Davis Cup debut.

“It means a lot to me,” Sinner said after the match. “But more importantly we’re through to the semi-finals. It’s the first time I can experience this.

“We were under a lot of pressure. The decision to put us on the court for doubles, we have to give a lot of credit to the captain and the team… pushing us to the limit.”


Italy will now face Serbia as they bid for a spot in the finals on Friday.

The other semi-final clash is between Australia and Finland.


Story By: Princeton Wiredu

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