SYDNEY — Frances Tiafoe beat Britain’s Daniel Evans 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to maneuver the USA into the United Cup blended groups match semifinals.
Tiafoe’s victory gave the Individuals a 3-1 successful lead within the best-of-five Sydney Metropolis Remaining. The groups had been scheduled to play a later blended doubles match.
It means the U.S. will probably be amongst 4 groups within the semifinal portion of the match that begins Friday at Sydney’s Ken Rosewall Area.
Earlier, world No. 3 Jessica Pegula gave the USA a 2-1 lead by beating Britain’s Harriet Dart 6-2, 6-0 in 57 minutes.
Within the afternoon session, Madison Keys moved the U.S. forward after rallying from a set right down to defeat Katie Swan 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. However world No. 14 Cameron Norrie got here again to put up a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 win in opposition to No. 9 Taylor Fritz to stage the match.
“I feel Madi actually set the tone together with her match,” Pegula stated. “I feel I did every thing rather well right this moment. I may really feel it. Some days you come out firing and you are feeling actually good. I used to be actually attempting to settle myself down as a result of I used to be seeing the ball rather well right this moment.”
Matteo Berrettini beat Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to present Italy a 2-1 lead over Poland within the Brisbane Metropolis Remaining earlier than Poland received the fourth singles match to stage it at 2-2 to ship it to a deciding blended doubles.
Earlier, world No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland leveled the tie by beating Italian Martina Trevisan 6-2, 6-4 after Lorenzo Musetti gave Italy the early lead by defeating Daniel Michalski 6-1, 6-1.
“I am completely satisfied that regardless that Martina got here again and performed a very good second set I used to be in a position to end it,” Swiatek, who was up 4-0 within the second set, stated.
“I will be prepared for blended if it is a tie and for certain I will be cheering (through the different singles matches) however yesterday I used to be so burdened (watching), I do not understand how you guys within the stands do it, it was so powerful.”
And within the third metropolis last in Perth, Western Australia, Croatia and Greece had been stage at 1-1 forward of the 2 remaining singles matches and a scheduled blended doubles.
Donna Vekic beat Despina Papamichail 6-2, 6-0 to place Croatia forward earlier than Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Borna Coric 6-0, 6-7 (4), 7-5 on his sixth match level.
The three metropolis last winners and the following best-ranked staff will play in Sydney from Friday to Sunday to find out the match champion.
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