Will team bonding lead to victory at the United Cup? Team Italy hopes so after exploring Brisbane on Tuesday.
“It’s beautiful to be here and to play a new mixed-teams event,” Matteo Berrettini said. “We’re happy and excited to play, and really looking forward to starting and seeing how the new format goes. It’s going to be exciting as I’ve never even played mixed doubles.”
Berrettini, Marco Bortolotti, Lucia Bronzetti, Lorenzo Musetti, Camila Rosatello, Martina Trevisan, Andrea Vavassori and captain Vincenzo Santopadre visited the New Farm Park River Hub boat dock. They spent some time on a boat and posed for photos with the city’s skyline in the background.
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Everyone involved enjoyed the moment before the competition for the inaugural United Cup — and the season on the whole — heats up.
“We really enjoyed the boat today,” Trevisan said. “I’m very excited to be part of this team and we are looking forward to playing.”
Italy will open its tournament on Thursday against Team Brazil. Berrettini believes his team is ready.
“We are pushing each other to get better and better and achieve more,” Berrettini said. “So, when we play a team competition like the United Cup, it feels nice.”
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