Daniil Medvedev suffers his first ATP Cup defeat of the season

Sydney– The Russian Daniil Medvedev, ranked second in the world, suffered his first defeat in 2022 in the second group of the ATP Cup for teams, on Sunday in Sydney, against Frenchman Ugo Humbert, on a day when the seventh seed also fell. The Italian Matteo Berrettini in the same key told AFP.

On the other hand, in Group C, ranked third in the world, Germany’s Alexander Zverev beat Britain’s Cameron Norrie without many problems, 7-6 (7/2), 6-1, revealed 2021 and 12th in the ATP.

Humbert, the world No. 35 player, gave the upset by winning in three sets 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 7-6 (7/2), in nearly three hours to the US Open winner, Russia’s leader In this unofficial start to the season on the men’s circuit.

In any case, Russia will end up winning 2-1, thanks to their victory in the doubles.

In the second singles match of this match between France and Russia, Russian Roman Sviulin (167) defeated Arthur Rinderknech (58th place) in three sets, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3, after saving 15 break points out of 19 points. . It was French.

The duo settled, and Frenchman Fabrice Martin and Edward Roger Vaslin fell to Medvedev and Sviolin in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.

Defeats for Italy and Germany
For their part, Italy lost 2-1 to Australia, after its leader Berrettini, who reached the Wimbledon final, in his show this season, fell to Alex de Minaur (34) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4).

And in the second singles match, Italian Yannick Sener (10th) did not face any difficulties against Australian Max Purcell, 176th in the world championship, who beat him 6-1, 6-3.

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As in Russia’s victory over France, the double was decisive and Australia beat Italy.

For their part, Germany was useless when its leader Alexander Zverev beat Britain’s Nouri, in straight sets, 7-6 (7/2), 6-1, ending up losing the duel 2-1.

Britain’s Dan Evans then beat Jan-Lennard Struff 6-1, 6-2, and the double was also canceled in favor of the United Kingdom.

For their part, in the other Group C match, the United States beat Canada 3-0.

Great American server John Isner beat Brayden Schnur (6-1, 6-3), who replaced Denis Shapovalov in the last minute, tired after successive isolation to test positive for Covid-19, upon his arrival in Sydney.

Later, Taylor Fritz beat Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (11th) in three sets 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 6-4, and the United States would win the double with nothing at stake.

The group stage of this tournament, which is considered preparation for the Australian Open, must run until January 6. Only the four winning teams in their group will advance to the semi-finals.

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