Zverev closes his participation within the United Cup with one other heavy defeat

Zverev closes his participation within the United Cup with one other heavy defeat

Alexander Zverev added his second defeat within the United Cup on Monday. The German, who had simply misplaced in his debut in opposition to Jiri Lehecka 6-4, 6-2, fell once more with a bang (6-1, 6-4), this time in opposition to an amazing Taylor Fritz.

Fritz took an early lead on the scoreboard, profitable the primary 5 video games of the match and coming into the courtroom to complete the factors obtained together with his serve.

He saved up the stress to defeat Zverev, who was taking part in for the second time since June, when he tore ligaments in his proper ankle throughout his semifinal in opposition to Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros.

Fritz, 25, has 3-4 head-to-heads with Zverev and is 2-0 in the US Cup after beating Czech Jiri Lehecka of their opening match.

Madison Keys then made it 2-0 within the tie with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Jule Niemeierhis second of the season.

Keys comfortably beat the 23-year-old German within the backcourt gamers’ duel performed on Monday, in simply over 70 minutes.

As Keys served 77 % and trailed simply six factors on her first serve, Niemeier struggled with the rhythm of her serve and began with three double faults that gave her opponent an early break.

Niemeier completed with seven double faults. “I believe general I’ve performed very effectively. I simply tried to hit as many first serves as doable to make issues as straightforward as a tennis match might be,” Keys mentioned.

The collection will shut this Tuesday, when Jessica Pegula faces Laura Siegemund and Francis Tiafore in opposition to Oscar Otte.

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In different duels of the day, Italy made it 2-0 in opposition to Norway because of the victories of Martina Trevisan in opposition to Malene Helgo by 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 and Lorenzo Musetti in opposition to Viktor Durasovic (7-6(7), 6-3).

The collection between Greece and Belgium is extra even. Stefanos Tsitsipas made it 1-1 together with his win over David Goffin (6-3, 6-2) following Despina Papamichail’s loss to Alisson Van Uytvanck (7-5, 2-6, 6-3).

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Greece 1 – Belgium 1
Stefanos Tsitsipas and David Goffin 6-3, 6-2
Alisson Van Uytvanck over D. Papamichail 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

United States 2 – Germany 0
Taylor Fritz def. Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-4
Madison Keys def. Jule Niemeier 6-2, 6-3

Italy 2 – Norway 0

Lorenzo Musetti def. Viktor Durasovic 7-6(7), 6-3
Martina Trevisan def. Malene Helgo 7-5, 3-6, 6-4

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