A dominant Jannik Sinner outclassed Australia’s Alex de Minaur to help Italy secure their first Davis Cup title in 47 years.
Matteo Arnaldi beat Alexei Popyrin in a nervy opening singles match to put Italy up in Malaga, Spain.
Sinner then backed up his sterling week with a win over De Minaur.
It is the second time Italy has lifted the Davis Cup, having previously won the title in 1976.
There were scenes of jubilation as the Italy team flooded on the court to celebrate with Sinner, who raised his arms in the air after De Minaur’s backhand skewed wide to ensure victory.
Australia was bidding for a 29th Davis Cup title but has now lost back-to-back finals, having been beaten by Canada last year.