Frances Tiafoe battled previous Briton Dan Evans 3-6 7-5 6-3 to place the USA into the semi-finals of the United Mug mixed group event on Wednesday as Poland and also Greece likewise progressed.

The three nations that won their “city finals” to proceed were joined in the last four by Italy, the runners-up with the best document in the $15 million occasion which changed the short-term ATP Cup to open the 2023 season.

The united state will certainly play Poland for a place in the final while Greece fulfill Italy.

Tiafoe provided the Americans an undisputable 3-1 lead with his third straight success of the season after Jessica Pegula downed Harriet Dart 6-2 6-0 in 57 mins. Madison Keys had earlier placed the U.S. ahead after rallying previous Katie Swan 2-6 6-3 6-4.

The in-form Cameron Norrie had placed Britain level at 1-1 with a 6-4 5-7 6-4 sway globe number 9 Taylor Fritz, that later on partnered with Pegula to beat Dart and also Evans.

” It’s a large offer,” Tiafoe said. “We intend to go deep … win this occasion so it was one of the tipping rocks in the direction of that. Today was a huge one.”

Poland’s gamers as well as team got into dancing after their heavyweight combined doubles set of Iga Swiatek and Hubert Hurkacz won the last rubber against Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti as well as Camilla Rosatello 6-1 6-2 to wrap up a 3-2 victory.

Swiatek and also Magda Linette won their singles matches to twice draw Poland level after Hurkacz as well as Daniel Michalski were defeated by Musetti and also Matteo Berrettini to set up a thrilling surface under the roof covering at Pat Rafter Sector in rain-soaked Brisbane.

” Fantastic,” three-times Conquest champion Swiatek claimed. “It’s also much better winning in a group than as a person. I’m so pleased we did it with each other and also the synergy settled.”

Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas brushed off a time offense on his offer for discarding what he thought was a “broken” sphere to outlast Borna Coric 6-0 6-7( 4) 7-5 as well as finish a three-match losing run versus the Croatian.

Yet Greece were dragged right into a choosing clash with the tie secured 2-2 as well as Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari conquered Petra Martic and also Borna Gojo 7-6( 6) 6-4 to spark wild parties amongst followers in Perth.

The semi-finals start in Sydney on Friday, with the last two days later.

Resources: news18

Last Updated:  5 January 2023