50-year-old San Marino player oldest to win Davis Cup match

by | Jul 27, 2022 | Sports

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Domenico Vicini has become the oldest player to win a Davis Cup match. He turns 51 in September.Vicini and doubles partner Marco de Rossi of San Marino beat Martin Muedini and Mario Zili of Albania 6-3, 7-6 on Wednesday in Group IV play.The match was Vicini’s 99th overall in his 24th Davis Cup tournament.The Davis Cup tweeted: “History man Vicini is just one appearance away from playing his 100th tie, a landmark no-one has ever reached!” He can hit that milestone Friday.Three years ago, Vicini set a Davis Cup record as the oldest player to win a singles match. That was at age 47 years, 318 days.Vicini made his Davis Cup debut with San Marino in 1993.San Marino is one of the world’s oldest republics and has a population of some 33,000. It is landlocked and bordered by Italy.———More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/hub/tennis and https://twitter.com/AP—Sports

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