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USA claims inaugural United Cup

IN yet another whitewash, the United States have claimed the inaugural United Cup, downing Italy comprehensively 4-0. Though the deciding match ended up being the tightest of the lot, the American side was able to triumph and bring home the silverware. Despite Italy making the most of a second chance after losing in the City […]

Italy and United States to battle for United Cup

TWO nations remain in the United Cup, with Italy and United States to face off in the final to decide the title. After losing to Poland in the City Final, Italy gained a reprieve as the lucky fourth placed loser to secure a semi-finals spot. There, the Italians manage to take down Greece, as the […]

Greek stars reach final four

GREECE might only have a combined two players inside the Top 100 from both the ATP and WTA Rankings, but that pair was able to help book the Mediterranean nation’s spot in the United Cup semi-finals. Both Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari were able to win their respective singles against Croatian opponents, then team up […]

Italy clean sweeps Norway into Brisbane final

ITALY has made light work of lowly ranked Norway in the United Cup, with Matteo Berrettini downing world number three Casper Ruud to ensure a clean slate heading into the finals. Given the importance placed on the fourth semi-finalist to have the best overall record, Italy’s 5-0 effort against Norway will go a long way […]

Demon delight, rules over Rafa

FOR the first time in his ATP Tour career, Australian Alex de Minaur got the better of 22-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal to help the green and gold remain in contention to win a United Cup match. Though both Australia and Spain lost to Great Britain – and therefore could not advance to the […]

Iga and Hubi lead Poland to United Cup win

POLAND faces Switzerland to determine the Group B winner after the former took care of Kazakhstan in a 4-1 fashion over the last two days. Both Iga Swiatek and Hubert Hurkacz pulled double duty for the winners in the tie, as the European nation set up an effective elimination final to determine which nation advance […]

Brits back from brink against Spaniards

GREAT Britain is just one win away from qualifying for the knockout stage of the United Cup, after both Cameron Norrie and Katie Swan staged comebacks to help the nation lead Spain 2-0. In a remarkable day of action in Sydney, Norrie and Swan both lost their respective first sets against Rafael Nadal and Nuria […]

Sakkari sets Greece up for great win

GREECE is on the board officially in the 2022 United Cup, with a double-up performance from Maria Sakkari helping secure a 4-1 win over Bulgaria and open the tournament with a win. After leading 2-0 from the opening day, Sakkari won her individual singles match, then came back and got the job done alongside fellow […]

Sweet start for Swiss at United Cup

SWITZERLAND is in the box seat of its opening round United Cup tie against Kazakhstan following day one of action after wins to Belinda Bencic and Marc-Andrea Huesler. The world number 12 Bencic fought back from a 1-4 deficit in the opening set against Yulia Putintseva to grind out a tiebreak victory – to love […]

2022 United Cup preview: Group F

GROUP F rounds out our 2022 United Cup preview series leading up the brand new event taking place across three Australian cities. Group A and Group F are in Perth, with Group B and Group E in Brisbane, and Group C and Group D are in Sydney. There are 18 teams battling it out for […]

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