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03 February 2013

Barazzutti happy for players

Audio interview


  • Daniella Matar

TURIN, ITALY: Italian captain Corrado Barazzutti expresses his delight that Italy were able to win and is particularly happy for his players as they defeated Croatia in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round tie in Turin.

Andreas Seppi lost the opening rubber of Sunday to leave the tie level at 2-2 and the Italian was dissapointed that he was not able to ever gain a grip in a match that was lost in straight sets and most notably he was unhappy that his serve let him down.

It was thus left to Fabio Fognini to complete the job and the joy he experienced was clear for all to see and he was keen to mention the amazing home support.

For Croatia it was heartbreak with Ivan Dodig heaping praise on his opponent while Captain Zeljko Krajan pondered whether playing just two men over the ties was a mistake but refused to say he would have done anything differently if he had a chance to do it again.

Captain Corrado Barazutti (ITA) - 03/02/2013

Ivan Dodig (CRO) - 03/02/2013

Fabio Fognini (ITA) - 03/02/2013

Captain Zeljko Krajan (CRO) - 03/02/2013

Andreas Seppi (ITA) - 03/02/2013

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    • Fabio Fognini (ITA)Fabio Fognini (ITA)
    • Marin Cilic (CRO)Marin Cilic (CRO)
    • Marin Cilic (CRO)Marin Cilic (CRO)
    • Croatian fansItalian fans
    • Andreas Seppi (ITA)Andreas Seppi (ITA)
    • Team Italy

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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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