United Cup Semifinals LIVE: Matteo Berrettini takes lead in first set against Stefanos Tsitsipas, Taylor Fritz takes USA into final challenge in semifinals of United Cup – Follow United Cup 2023 LIVE updates

United Cup Semifinals LIVE: Matteo Berrettini and Stefanos Tsitsipas are in action in the men’s singles tie between Italy and Greece on Saturday, 7th January 2023, Italy lead 2-0 in the tie and a victory for Berrettini will help them reach the playoffs. Tsitsipas will however look to clinch the do-or-die contest in his favour. Follow United Cup 2023 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN 

United Cup Semifinals LIVE: Matteo Berrettini in action against Stefanos Tsitsipas, Taylor Fritz takes USA into final challenge in semifinals of United Cup – Follow United Cup 2023 LIVE updates

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4-3 to Berrettini, After six games, Berrettini finally manages to break Tsitsipas and takes 4-3 lead.

Greece vs Italy

United Cup Semifinals LIVE: Taylor Fritz aim to seal tie for USA, faces Hubert Hurkacz, Matteo Berrettini up against Stefanos Tsitsipas challenge in semifinals of United Cup - Follow United Cup 2023 LIVE updates
United Cup Semifinals LIVE: Taylor Fritz aim to seal tie for USA, faces Hubert Hurkacz, Matteo Berrettini up against Stefanos Tsitsipas challenge in semifinals of United Cup – Follow United Cup 2023 LIVE updates

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Matteo Berrettini 

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Matteo Berrettini will face each other in a blockbuster contest at the United Cup. However pressure will be on Tsitsipas as one defeat would knock his team put of the tournament.

Tsitsipas suffered a scare in his first match of the tournament against Grigor Dimitrov. He however managed to clinch a victory in third set tie-breaker. He then sailed past David Goffin in straight sets. In the city final against Croatia, he yet again needed three sets to outlast Borna Coric.

Berrettini meanwhile is in much better form. He sailed past Brazil’s Thaigo Monteiro and higher ranked Casper Ruud in straight sets in the group stages. In the city fnal against Poland, he defeated Hubert Hurkacz in three sets and has remained unbeaten. He hopes to seal the tie for Italy and eyes victory against Tsitsipas.

Despina Papamichail vs Lucia Bronzetti 

Greece’s Despina Papamichail will next take on Italy’s Lucia Bronzetti. Papamichail has registered only a solitary victory in the tournament. She won her first group game against Bulgaria’s Isabella Shinikova. She then lost to Alison van Uytvanck and Donna Vecic in her next two matches.

Bronzetti meanwhile lost her last game against Magda Linette in straight sets. She started the tournament with straight set victory against Laura Pigossi and Ulrikke Eikeri. She enters the contest as the favourite.

Sakkari/Tsitsipas vs Rosatello/Musetti 

Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas will pair up in the Mixed doubles encounter. They will face Camilla Rosatello and Lorenzo Musetti. Sakkari and Tsitsipas are in good form as they are yet to face a defeat in the tournament.

Rosatello and Musetti played only two matches. Out of those two matches, they lost one and won one respectively. They will look to topple the Greece duo in the upcoming contest.

Poland vs USA 

United Cup Semifinals LIVE: Taylor Fritz aim to seal tie for USA, faces Hubert Hurkacz, Matteo Berrettini up against Stefanos Tsitsipas challenge in semifinals of United Cup - Follow United Cup 2023 LIVE updates
United Cup Semifinals LIVE: Taylor Fritz aim to seal tie for USA, faces Hubert Hurkacz, Matteo Berrettini up against Stefanos Tsitsipas challenge in semifinals of United Cup – Follow United Cup 2023 LIVE updates

Hubert Hurkacz vs Taylor Fritz

Hubert Hurkacz finds himself in a do-or-die situation. Poland lost both their matches on Friday and another loss for the nation will make them get eliminated. Hurkacz’s match against Taylor Fritz will hence be the decider. Hurkacz enters the contest after losing his previous match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini. He began the tournament with a three set victory against Alexander Bublik and followed it up with straight set win over Stan Wawrinka.

Taylor Fritz meanwhile is unbeaten so far in the tournament. In the group stages, he brushed past Jiri Lehecka and Alexander Zverev in straight sets. He then clinched a come-from-behind 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 victory over Cameron Norrie in his previous match.

Magda Linette vs Madison Keys

Poland’s Magda Linette is set to face Madison Keys in the next Women’s Singles encounter. Linette has remained unbeaten in the tournament. She enters the contest after a dominant 6-1, 6-2 victory against Lucia Bronzetti in the city final against Italy.

Madison Keys too hasn’t faced a defeat yet in the tournament. She clinched straight set victory in the group stages against Jule Niemier and Marie Bouzkova. In the city final against Great Britain, she had to play a three-setter against Katie Swan. She enters the upcoming contest as the favourite.

Swiatek/Hurkacz vs Pegula/Fritz 

After her disappointing defeat against Jessica Pegula, Iga Swiatek is set to feature in the doubles. She will partner alongside Hubert Hurkacz and the duo will face Jessica Pegula and Taylor Fritz.

Swiatek and Hurkacz partnered twice in the tournament so far and in both the matches they cinched straight set victories. Pegula and Fritz too partnered twice and remains unbeaten.

Where to watch United Cup LIVE streaming? 

United Cup can be watched LIVE on United Cup’s Official YouTube Channel.

United Cup Semifinals LIVE: Matteo Berrettini in action against Stefanos Tsitsipas, Taylor Fritz takes USA into final challenge in semifinals of United Cup – Follow United Cup 2023 LIVE updates

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