/ 27 November 2023

A serve of success


Our Aussie tennis champs are currently playing in the final of the men’s-only Davis Cup, after a shellacking of the Finland team in the semi-finals by Alex de Minaur and Alexei Popyrin on Saturday. The Aussies – also featuring Max Purcell, Matt Ebden, and Jordan Thompson – are playing an ascendant Italian team, who are hot off the back of their win over Novak Djokovic’s Serbian side. Australia has a decent record in the Davis Cup, also known as “the World Cup of men’s tennis” – we’ve won 28 titles since the Cup began in 1900, although our most recent was in 2003. Last year we lost the final to Canada, but team captain Lleyton Hewitt reckons this is our year. Standing in our way, though, is the 22yo Italian superstar Jannik Sinner, who beat Djokovic to secure his team’s spot in the final. We should have a winner by mid-morning

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