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The semi-finals are live on SuperTenniX at 12

The semi-finals are live on SuperTenniX at 12

The route of Italy and Serbia in the Davis Cup

Italy qualified for the semi-finals for the second time in a row, a repeat it had not achieved since 1998, after topping the group in Bologna. In September, after a 0-3 draw with Canada, the Azzurri finished Group A in second place after victories over Chile (3-0) and Sweden (2-1). In Malaga, in the quarter-finals, Jannik Sinner contributed to the two points that Italy obtained in the return match against the Netherlands 2-1. In fact, Sinner defeated Talon Griksboer in singles, and then celebrated the point in doubles alongside his friend Lorenzo Sonego against Grikesboer himself and Wesley Kohlhoff.

Serbia, which has not reached the final since 2023, is the only country to have reached the quarter-finals with two victories in two matches. Miomir Kecmanovic and Novak Djokovic beat Jack Draper and Cameron Norrie to complete a 2-0 win over Great Britain in Malaga. Thus, Djokovic extended his streak of consecutive victories in the Davis Cup to 21. He has not lost with the national team since 2011, when he retired in the semi-finals against Argentine Juan Martin del Potro.

In the finals, Serbia qualified as runners-up in Group C, held in Valencia, after two 3-0 wins over South Korea and Spain and a 3-0 defeat to the Czech Republic, the Serbs’ opponent in the second and final Davis final. The only success dates back to 2010, in Belgrade against France which was 1-2 ahead going into the final day.