Italy Ends 47-Year Davis Cup Drought, Defeats Australia 2-0 in Final; India Remains Three-Time Runner-Up

Italy has won the Davis Cup in 2023 after a gap of 47 years. The team defeated Australia 2-0 in the final held in Malaga, Spain, on Sunday, securing their second championship in this tournament, the last being in 1976 when they defeated Chile 4-1 to clinch the Davis Cup. During this tournament, the team faced the challenge of overcoming a 6-title match losing streak.

Italy’s Performance in the Final

In the final, Italy confirmed their victory with a 2-0 lead, as Alex de Minaur defeated his opponent 6-3, 6-0 in the second singles match. In the first singles match, Matteo Berrettini secured the lead for Italy by defeating Alexei Popyrin 7-5, 2-6, 6-4.

Malaga to Host the Eighth Consecutive Edition Next Year

Next year, Malaga will host the Davis Cup Finals for the eighth consecutive time. In the semifinals against Serbia on Saturday, Novak Djokovic, the world number one player, defeated the 22-year-old Casper Ruud in both singles and doubles matches. Malaga will once again be the venue for the last eight teams to compete for the coveted trophy.

India’s Davis Cup Runners-Up Three Times

In 1966, India was the Davis Cup runners-up, and the same feat was repeated in 1974. In addition, India reached the final in 1987 but faced defeat against Sweden.

Davis Cup Commenced 123 Years Ago

Looking at the history of this tournament, it started 123 years ago, initiating four years after the inception of the Olympic Games in 1900. Since then, 16 teams have become champions, with the United States leading the tally with the most titles, securing 32 Davis Cup victories.

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