On Wednesday, in Group IV competition, Vicini of San Marino and his doubles partner Marco de Rossi defeated Martin Muedini and Mario Zili of Albania by scores of 6-3 and 7-6.
Vicini won the match, which was his 99th overall victory in his 24th Davis Cup competition.
The Davis Cup tweeted the following: “History man Vicini is only one appearance away from playing his 100th tie, a feat that no one has ever attained!” On Friday, he should be able to reach that milestone.
Vicini broke a record in the Davis Cup three years ago when he became the oldest player to ever win a singles match. That was when I had been alive for 47,318 days.
In 1993, Vicini made his debut in the Davis Cup playing for San Marino.
There are around 33,000 people living in San Marino, which makes it one of the oldest republics in the world. It does not have any coastline and is completely surrounded by Italy.