Early Arrival: Davis Cup Trophy Awaits Bologna’s September Kickoff

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Davis Cup in September, but the trophy is already there
A first taste of the Davis Cup, which returns to Emilia-Romagna for the second consecutive year, will be staged from 12 to 17 September at the Unipol Arena in Casalecchio di Reno. Waiting to be able to support Captain Filippo Volandri’s Italy (who Wednesday 13, at 15, will make its debut against Canada, reigning champions), the many fans of this sport will in fact be able to admire live the coveted trophy which from Tuesday to Friday 1 September will be exhibited in the headquarters of the Region, in viale Aldo Moro 52 (from 9 to 19).

The cup is an idea by Dwight Filley Davis

Subsequently, from 2 to 10 September, the Cup will be placed in the headquarters of the Municipality of Bologna, in Palazzo d’Accursio. The Davis Cup, also renamed “the silver salad bowl” is a high trophy, originally 45 centimeters, but which now rests on three pedestals: today it is 110 centimeters high and has a diameter of 107. Its weight is 105 kilograms. The Davis Cup was conceived and created at the beginning of the twentieth century based on an idea by Dwight Filley Davis who in fact gave birth to an embryonic form of the competition. At the time, Davis paid for the trophy to be made out of his own pocket, which cost him a thousand dollars. It is a “unique opportunity” to enter the climate of the oldest international sports competition for national teams, which will see Matteo Berrettini, Simone Bolelli, Fabio Fognini, Lorenzo Musetti and Jannik Sinner engaged in group A with Canada, Chile and Sweden.

The match schedule

After Canada, the Italian national team will return to the field on Friday the 15th at 3 pm to face Chile, to then close on Sunday the 17th (again at 3 pm) against Sweden. The top two in group A together with the winners of the other three groups, which will be played in the United Kingdom, Spain and Croatia, will get the ticket for the Final 8 in Malaga, from 21 to 26 November. The Davis Cup is one of the most important and anticipated sporting events in the program of over 100 events promoted by Emilia-Romagna, the result of the agreement between the Italian Tennis Federation and Padel, the Emilia-Romagna Region and the Municipality of Bologna, signed last year, which he will bring one of the four groups of the final stages of the tournament under the Two Towers until 2026.

This article is originally published on corrieredibologna.corriere.it

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