Gojo shocks Sonego as Croatia take early lead over Italy in Davis Cup quarter-final
The first result of the day in Turin was a real upset
World No 279 Borna Gojo beat Lorenzo Sonego 7-6(2), 2-6, 6-2 to give Croatia the lead in their Davis Cup quarter-final over Italy.
Gojo had already beaten Australia’s Alexei Popyrin earlier in the week – and has now beaten the world No 27 in front of a partisan Italian crowd in Turin.
On serving statistics alone, the Italian’s figures look impressive, with five aces, 73 per cent of his first serves in and winning 60 per cent of points, and a mammoth 95 per cent of his second serves in, winning 73 per cent of his points.
But over the course of the match he also committed 33 unforced errors compared to his opponent’s 24 – and Gojo also held his nerve at the most crucial of times.
“It feels obviously amazing,” said Gojo on court afterwards. “We knew we had to try and get one point from two singles…I hope mine can bring us another [tie] win.”