Italy are the first of four teams in Bologna, but could they be the first of eight teams in Malaga?

Good, good blues. mission accomplished. It wasn’t taken for granted a week ago. It became over the weekend.

This Sunday frankly there can be no suspense, even if there are normal comments like “The ball is round, you never know, the Swedes beat Argentina.”

Matteo Berrettini can’t have problems with the less powerful Ymir brothers, EliasIn fact, in his ten service matches, he lost only six points. Two when placing the first (38 times) and 4 when using the second (11 times). Impressive performance, although in the response phase it can always progress, as Vincenzo Santopader noted in the video with me. But how can he lose? One break per set was enough for him to win 6-4, 6-4, he broke in the ninth inning of the first set and in the fifth of the second to comfortably pass drills. Obviously without the slightest risk of counter-fracture. Elias is not Michael. He runs there like day and night, as Jannik Sinner was able to later check – on his account – who lost to 24-year-old Mikael After six wins, Davis was unbeaten in the singles: 6-4.3-6.6-3. In doubles, Jannik has already lost 3 out of three. But that Yannick wasn’t the best Janek had actually seen with Cerundolo, despite his victory, 6-3,2-6,6-3, he was not at all convinced.

Fortunately, Berrettini’s victory and the subsequent 1-0 victory over Sweden were enough for us to overcome the premise that Sweden would succeed in the impossible task of defeating us 3-0: the result that would have allowed them to close the “Bolognese” group in first place, making us We move on to second place and the exclusion of Croatia.

Within exactly an hour and a quarter Matteo completed the file. Italy ranked first, and Croatia ranked second. The two teams will be in Malaga as the final stage begins on November 22, even if Italy doesn’t play against the United States until Thursday 24, a holiday for Americans: it’s Thanksgiving. The first hurdle is certainly difficult. Perhaps harder than the second end up in the semi-finals.

Croatia, who beat Italy 2-1 in Turin thanks to Gojo’s victory over Sonego and then the doubling of Pavic and Mektic, as well as qualifying for the final a year ago in Madrid (when Russia’s Medvedev and Rublev squadrons were suspended this year due to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine), marchedA very formidable team if they can beat Cilic along with Couric and the usual Pavek-Miktik duo.. But we certainly don’t face it either in the quarter-final or the virtual semi-final.

In the quarter-finals against the Azzurri, the United States could play Tiafoe alongside Fritz and have a very impressive duo in Sock and Ram. Who knows at the end of November, after the ATP Finals in Turin, whether the blue player will still be Sinner or Berrettini instead?

There are still a few thousand points that could flip each system, from the blues among them, the blues with other competitors still aspiring to play in Turin and who between now and November 14th will be fighting to conquer those three places that do. Not set yet because 5 are already booked by Alcaraz, Ruud, Nadal, Tsitsipas and Djokovic.

What if we beat the United States? We’ll either have Canada, which publishes Auger Eliassim but so far it’s never been Shapovalov, or Germany that beats Australia. This will be a challenge that could also be influenced by Sascha Zverev’s form state: In Fasting Inside, there aren’t many who play better than him. He still has two months to recover from this condition. M.Struff #2 doesn’t deserve #2, whatever. And even Canadian Pospisil No. 2 is not worth it. That is why I say that defeating the United States is more difficult than defeating Canada or Germany. And even with the United States, we will still be the best, if we play today. But we still have two months left and the situation could change

I admit that I was confused by Şener’s defeat with Mikael Ymir. It is clear that Yannick has not fully recovered from the shock of the match he lost on match point with Alcaraz. I wrote, giving my imagination vent to the many potential ideas that would have crowded the mind of a 21-year-old boy who was dreaming of winning his first major tournament, That he reached match point against who would not become the world number one if he lost to him.

A Florentine over 70 and South Tyrol and a 21-year-old belong to worlds so different from the ideas that fill the minds of one and the other that they have nothing in common. I rewrite you here I surreptitiously attributed to him (Without his consent of course, and if he tells us about his people who have really tried, I’ll let you know.

We will lose a match even with the 98th in the world, the day you don’t play well. And Yannick was the first to admit that he certainly didn’t play well. Without making excuses there may be.

Tennis is now so flat that No. 98 can beat No. 11 so well without anyone yelling at the scandal or making fun of the loser as it once would have.

I remember well the curses I was subjected to as manager of the Florence Championships – whose revenue was closely linked to the presence of Panata in the final stages – I initially found myself in four editions of my championship Banata Percy from Dipley, Benavides, Vagle and Winetsky, players (except perhaps the first, the Australian who delivered a superb serve at the time, 177 kmph! The rackets were wooden…), but then really the gap between those who were strong and the others It was very wide and wide. So losing the Banata out of state due to her lack of training, deserves more blame. And I was angry. Much more than that.

Today, however, it doesn’t take much to lose to a player who is much worse ranked. The boundaries are almost imperceptible. The depth of men’s tennis above all else is remarkable. The number 100 was once more an amateur than a professional.

It’s all said, but…there is a BUT. Yannick won the second set, with general enthusiasm, with the crowd calling his name, but nevertheless quickly lost his serve in the first game of the deciding set.

He recovers from the fracture, but suffers another fracture in the fourth game. He also regains that…but he returns for the third time in the third set and for the seventh time in the match again serving.

In short, on the day Berrettini loses in a match counted for passing by the lockers 6 points in total, 75% serve first balls, 3 of 4, Sinner loses his hitting game seven times (not seven points, seven games) serve 53% of prime numbers, i.e. one of two.

If the points scored with the serve also depend on the quality of the opponents – and as Michael mentioned of a different type than Elijah – then the percentages of the first depend only on who is defeated.

Mathieu, who is in great danger on his first serve, with his steady win over 200 km/h, has also served 78% of his first time – Elias’ performance was his fourth all-time in percentage terms – There are those who define it as a robot for this ability that combines technology and focus.

Yannick is still far from those percentages. He works on a lot of things, and he also has a bit of confusion in his head.

Jannick explained – watch the video of his interview – that actually when you play a less important match, you lack a little adrenaline and nervous energy. “I don’t want to take anything from him, he’s a friend and he played very well” He said with fair play. But he definitely played poorly as well because he didn’t feel super motivated within himself. Although truth be told, it would have been more understandable if he had played on Court 17 in some tournaments in front of about fifty spectators. Jo When I’m at home in front of a crowd as excited as the Bolognese crowd, it’s strange that I didn’t feel charged. Perhaps, as he also mentioned, it was the pressure of the American trip, the bitter conclusion…even if he had caught the start of the US Open to get to the end of the quarter-finals.

Even in the break five balls to get to all 4 in the third he wasn’t really the best offender. Here, in my opinion, Jank – whom we often talked about margins for progress – should improve above all else in POIs management. The first service game of the group, when used for the group or for a match, in the break points of the individual and others. There, on those occasions, even if we find ourselves many times by reporters cheering his bravery, he is still very weak, and very choppy. But he is young, 21 is a short time to reach the highest levels. Not everyone is Nadal. Roger Federer, born in 1981, also had a 2002 like this, at the age of 21, although he had already hinted in 2001 beating Sampras of his great talent.

In conclusion, let’s give time to time. If the next two months are enough for him to make a huge leap in quality, to present himself very strong and very strong in Malaga, then that is better, much better for him and for everyone else. To dream of winning the Davis Cup for the second time, 46 of the first in Santiago, there is not only 2022. With this team, in Which should not only get better on Sinner, surely you will get better, dreams are not a mirage.