This Sunday, on the Sydney side, the United States won the first United Cup, after their victory in the final against Italy (3-0). It was Taylor Fritz who brought the last point.
The United States opens a new list. This Sunday, in Australia, and more precisely on the side of Sydney, the nation won the very first edition of the United Cup, a tennis competition by mixed teams which replaces the ATP Cup. For this, it beat, in the final, Italy, on the score without appeal of 3-0. Everything was also played in singles. First, the American Jessica Pegula, third player in the world, beat the Italian Martina Trevisan, 27th player in the world, in two sets (6-4, 6-2) and 1h30 of play. Then, the second point was brought by Frances Tiafoe, 19th player in the world, who took advantage, after only 33 short minutes of play, of the abandonment of Lorenzo Musetti, 23rd player in the world, at the end of the first round won by the American (6-2). In this famous first round, however, it was the Italian who got three break points from the start, before being broken in stride.
Fritz won two decisive games
At 4-2, at the worst of times and despite a first ball saved, the Transalpine gave up a second and final service. Before losing this first round just after (6-2). Finally, the third and final point was gleaned by Taylor Fritz, ninth player in the world, who got the better of Matteo Berrettini, sixteenth player in the world, after two tie-breaks (7-6 (4), 7- 6 (6)) and after 2h17 of play. A last meeting which was therefore particularly tight. In the first set, the American had two break points from the start, then two more in stride. Before trying twice to glean this first set, in the tie-break (7-6 (4)). Finally, in the second and last round, it was this time at 1-1 that Taylor Fritz then obtained two break points, before three last at 3-3. Again, the decision was made in the tie-break. A decisive game that the best ranked of the two also gleaned, on his second match point (7-6 (6)).