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31 January 2013

Wait has made Italians want victory even more

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  • Daniella Matar

TURIN, ITALY: It has been 15 years since Italy advanced beyond the first round in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and that has made the home team's skipper want victory even more.

Corrado Barazzutti explains how his team will give their all to conquer a tough opponent in Croatia this weekend in Turin.

The visitor's No. 1, Marin Cilic, explains how the location could play into his team's hands being so close to their own home.

Captain Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) - 31/01/2013

Marin Cilic (CRO) - 31/01/2013

Andreas Seppi (ITA) - 31/01/2013

  • More photos

    • Italian Captain Corrado BarazzuttiTeam Croatia
    • Doubles teams from Italy and CroatiaThe draw at the City Hall in Turin
    • ITF President Francesco Ricci BittiTeam Italy
    • Mate Pavic (CRO)ITF referee Soeren Friemel (GER)
    • Ivan Dodig (CRO) and Andreas Seppi (ITA)Marin Cilic (CRO)
    • Marin Cilic (CRO) and Andreas Seppi (ITA)Croatian Captain Zeljko Krajan

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    Palavela, Turin, Italy

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    Daniella Matar

    Daniella has worked in journalism in four different countries and interviewed sportspeople in five different languages. Before moving to Italy last year, she worked in England and France as well as Lebanon - where she ended up having a brief stint as a war reporter when the conflict with Israel broke out in 2006. Having grown up in London and begged for Wimbledon tickets every year, she still always gets a hankering for strawberries and cream whenever she sees a tennis match.



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