Afterwards Volandri hailed the victory as not only for himself but for Italy, telling something of the regard in which Federer, who holds the record for the longest spell as the world's top-ranked male player, is held. The result was all the more felt due to Italy's relative under-achievement on the men's tennis scene in recent times. For his part Federer offered few excuses for the out-of-character display.
Hopes that this might be the start of Italy's re-emergence among the top nations of professional men's tennis were heightened when Volandri went on to beat highly-tipped world number 12 Tomas Berdych, 6–2 6–3, in the quarter final. The win meant Volandri would be the first Italian to contest the event's semi-finals since 1978. His run stopped in the semifinals, however, as he lost to Fernando Gonzalez 6–1 6–2.
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|No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score|
|1.||September 18, 2000||Biella||Clay||Hernán Gumy||6–3 6–2|
|2.||March 17, 2003||Cagliari||Clay||Rafael Nadal||2–6 6–2 6–1|
|3.||June 9, 2003||Biella||Clay||José Acasuso||2–6 7–6 6–4|
|4.||May 17, 2004||St. Pölten||Clay||Xavier Malisse||6–1 6–4|
|5.||August 2, 2004||Trani||Clay||Francesco Aldi||6–1 6–3|
|6.||September 25, 2006||Palermo||Clay||Nicolás Lapentti||5–7 6–1 6–3|
|7.||July 19, 2008||San Marino||Clay||Potito Starace||5–7, 6–4, 6–1|
|8.||July 26, 2008||Cordenons||Clay||Óscar Hernández||6–3, 7–5|