Monday and Tuesday United Cup enters a more exciting phase. The last matches of the group stage decide which teams go to the “City Finals”, the stage before the semi-finals. L‘Germany ofAlexander Zverev will have to pull out all the stops, beaten 3-2 against The Czech Republicnow eliminated, the Germans simply have no choice: the United States must be tamed Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe 4-1 or 5-0. A very difficult or even impossible mission?
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Zverev-Fritz from Monday morning!
In the opening, already heavy… Alexander Zverev and Taylor Fritz will face each other in a match which will be an excellent test for the German. Passed against Jiri Lehecka, Zverev will try to show the best. In the process, Christmas Niemeier will be sentenced to the exploitation against Madison Keys. The first day sets the tone. Tuesday, Jessica Pegula will start the day against Laura Siegemund. Then France Tiafoe will meet Oscar Otte. What a challenge for the Germans. Without forgetting mixed doubles for conclusion.
Format and prize money
In terms of format, note that there are 4 players per team, 2 men and 2 women. The 18 teams are divided into 6 groups of 3 countries and each meeting will be organized in this way: 2 ATP meetings, 2 WTA meetings and a mixed doubles. Group matches take place at Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. The best from each group compete in the playoffs to decide three participants to the last four and the most successful team in the group stage that does not qualify will be fished out. In other words, every set will count. The semi-finals and final will be played at Sydney. The prize money is 15 million dollars for all participants.
The program for the meeting between Germany and the USA on Monday and Tuesday:
From 02:00 French time
Alexander Zverev (GER) – Taylor Fritz (USA)
Jule Niemeier (GER) – Madison Keys (USA)
From 02:00 French time
Jessica Pegula (USA) – Laura Siegemund (GER)
France Tiafoe (USA) – Oscar Otte (GER)
Group C in Sydney
UNITED STATES : Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, Denis Kudla, Hunter Reese, Jessica Pegula, Madison Keys, Alycia Parks, Desirae Krawczyk
Germany: Alexander Zverev, Oscar Otte, Daniel Altmaier, Fabian Fallert, Laure Siegemund, Jule Niemeier, Anna-Lena Friedsam, Julia Lohoff
Czech Republic : Jiri Lehecka, Tomas Machac, Lukas Rosol, Dalibor Svrcina, Petra Kvitova, Marie Bouzkova, Jesika Maleckova