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Matteo Berrettini won exciting three-set match over Hubert Hurkacz

Matteo Berrettini won exciting three-set match over Hubert Hurkacz

Matteo Berrettini won exciting three-set match over Hubert Hurkacz

Matteo Berrettini won exciting three-set match over Hubert Hurkacz

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  • Matteo Berrettini of Italy beats Hubert Hurkacz.
  • Magda Linette will play Lucia Bronzetti in the second women’s singles.
  • Madison Keys’ tenacity gave the US an early lead over Britain.
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Matteo Berrettini of Italy won an exciting three-set match over Hubert Hurkacz of Poland in the United Cup city final in Brisbane on Wednesday.

Berrettini’s 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory against the towering world number 10 demonstrated that he will be a serious contender for the Australian Open.

Earlier, top-ranked Iga Swiatek defeated Martina Trevisan to draw the tie after emerging sensation Lorenzo Musetti put Italy ahead with an absolutely faultless exhibition of serving in the first match of the day.

Magda Linette will play Lucia Bronzetti in the second women’s singles, followed by a mixed doubles, in an attempt to bring Poland back into the final.

Berrettini, who was formerly ranked as high as six in the world, has dropped out of the top ten but has demonstrated that he is on course to return to his best.

“I’m pretty pleased with my performance; I think the level was really high, and he’s a tremendous player,” Berrettini remarked. “We’ve fought in the past, and I’m confident we’ll fight in the future.”

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Musetti needed only three points on serve to defeat Poland’s Daniel Michalski 6-1, 6-1 in 57 minutes.

The champions of the city finals in Brisbane, Sydney, and Perth, along with the best-performing losing finalist, go to the semi-finals of the inaugural mixed teams competition.

Musetti, who rose to world number 23 in 2022, had much too much firepower for his opponent, smashing 17 wins past the 260th-ranked Michalski.

“I was really concentrated on the match today, and my serve was pretty good,” he remarked. “But I had a terrific feel for the ball with every shot, so I think I played the best match so far.”

Poland, on the other hand, struck back when Swiatek defeated Trevisan 6-2, 6-4.

The three-time Grand Slam champion breezed through the first set but was forced to fight in the second, eventually winning in 1hr 51mins.

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“It became tight at the end, and I felt like she had a shot,” Swiatek said. “My goal is to be more consistent and maintain the same quality of tennis till the very finish.”

In Sydney, world number three Jessica Pegula defeated Harriet Dart 6-2, 6-0 to give the US a 2-1 lead over Britain.

Pegula was merciless in her 57-minute thrashing of the 98th-ranked Dart.

“I believe I performed extremely well today — some days you just come out fire and you feel really good,” she added.

Madison Keys’ tenacity gave the US an early lead over Britain, but Cameron Norrie came back with a high-quality win over Taylor Fritz.

Keys lost the first set to Katie Swan before coming back to win the match 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in 2 hours and 18 minutes.

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Norrie and Fritz had an exciting match that was close until the Briton broke at 4-4 in the final set and served it out to win 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

Frances Tiafoe will play Dan Evans in the last singles encounter to try to clinch the tie.

Donna Vekic defeated Greece’s Despina Papamichail 6-2, 6-0 in Perth, before Stefanos Tsitsipas levelled the score by defeating Borna Coric 6-0, 6-7 (4/7), 7-5.

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