The second day of the ATP Cup 2022 has ended. The US and Russia won their first match. Unexpectedly, the British and Australians also won the highest-ranking countries.
The first to appear on the field were the competing teams in Group C (Canada, USA, Germany, Great Britain). In the duel of the first two, Denis Shapovalov abandoned the single, which did not feel quite ready after passing Covid-19. The 14th player in the world was replaced by Brayden Schnur. But the Canadian was the background in the match against John Isner. The American won smoothly 6: 1, 6: 3. Hope was given to a positive result by the country of the maple leaf, Felix Auger-Aliassime. The 21-year-old won the first set against Taylor Fritz. This, in turn, turned out to be better in the next two installments and it was known that regardless of the outcome of the doubles, the American team would be the winner. Isner and Fritz did not allow their rivals to give up in the doubles either, and they won 6:4, 6:4.
The next players on the field were the Germans and the British. The meeting was opened by Jean-Lennard Struve and Daniel Evans. The Briton did not give his opponent a chance, achieving the score 6: 1, 6: 2. Alexander Zverev, the leader of our western neighbors, took care to preserve the spice of the fencing. “Sasa” defended the break point in the first set, then won the whole match and the match. However, he lost the doubles competition to Kevin Krawetz. Jimmy Murray and Daniel Evans won in a ratio of 6:3, 6:4.
US – Canada: 3: 0
John Isner – Brayden Cord: 6:1, 6:3
Taylor Fritz – Felix Auger-Aliassime: 6:7(6), 6:4, 6:4
Great Britain – Germany: 2:1
Daniel Evans – Jan-Lennard Struve: 6:1, 6:2
Alexander Zverev – Cameron Nouri: 7:6 (2), 6:1
Jamie Murray/Daniel Evans-Alexander Zverev/Kevin Krawetz: 6:3, 6:4
Italians, Australians, French and Russians compete at this part of the table. First, the match of the last two teams of the two teams mentioned above was played. Both duels brought unexpected results. After a confident victory in the first match, Arthur Rinderknech missed several break points, which ended in two defeats in straight sets. So Roman Svilolin put the Russians at the fore. And it seemed that the second player in the world, Danio Medvedev, would achieve the victory for his country. However, after a thrilling three-hour match he lost to Ugo Humbert 7:6 (5), 5:7, 6:7 (2). The other upset was also in the doubles, where Medvedev and Svyulin defeated Fabrice Martin and Edward Roger Vaslin 6:4, 6:4.
The second day ended with the match between Australia and Italy. The Europeans took a 1-0 lead after a smooth 6:3, 6:1 victory over Jannik Sinner with Max Purcell. The hosts were delighted with Alex de Minaur, who defeated Matteo Berrettini 6:3, 7:6 (4). In this rivalry, too, the doubles had to decide the fate of the game. In it, John Beers and Luke Savile, to the delight of the local audience, were victorious in the confrontation with Berrettini and Simon Bolelli.
Russia – France: 2:1
Roman Svilolin – Arthur Rinderknech: 2:6, 7:5, 6:3
Ugo Humbert – Danio Medvedev: 6:7 (5), 7:5, 7:6 (2)
Roman Cevolin / Danio Medudio – Fabrice Martin / Edward Roger Vassilin: 6:4, 6:4
Australia – Italy: 2: 1
Yannick Sener – Max Purcell: 6:1, 6:3
Alex de Minaur – Matteo Berrettini: 6:3, 7:6 (4)
John Peers / Luke Savile – Matteo Berrettini / Simone Bolelli: 6:3, 7:5
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