Italy is the first team to win the Davis Cup in Group E, after Lorenzo Sonego narrowly beat Riley Opelka 6-3, 7-6 (4), explained by Yannick Sener over John Isner 6-2, 6-0, at the Turin headquarters.
Rajiv Ram, newcomer to the competition, and Jack Sock will try in the doubles to score at least one point for the US which will allow them to fuel their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals. Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini will be his rivals.
The sinner was a storm against Eisner. Within an hour, he was able to break his serve five times, and he never gave up his serve.
The world’s 10th player win ratified former Lorenzo Sonego, who had already been called up for both the 2019 finals and 2020 qualifiers but did not play.
He finally made his Davis debut and did so with a tough victory over Opelka, who is eighth in the final this year at the US Open.
The Italians returned to North America the defeat they inflicted in the last edition, in 2019 in Madrid.
Colombia are the third teams in Group E, with Italy and Colombia playing on Saturday, while the United States and Colombia play on Sunday.
The United States, which has 294 titles in its performances, does not have a good memory of its passage through the 2019 Finals, when it was disqualified for the first time since 2015 from a Davis quarter-final. His only victory was the one he signed against Italy.