ATP Cup. Poland-Greece 2-1. Doubles for the Greeks

ATP Cup. Poland-Greece 2-1. Doubles for the Greeks
ATP Cup. Poland-Greece 2-1. Doubles for the Greeks

In the first meeting of the duel Kamil Majchrzak (117th ATP) in an hour 18 minutes defeated Mikhail Pervolarakis (399. ATP). In the second match, Hubert Hurkacz (9th ATP) in less than an hour dealt 6: 1, 6: 2 with Aristotelisem Thanosem (1076. ATP) and in the formula of the competition 2 singles plus doubles, the Poles secured the victory.

He resigned from the skirmish with Hurkacz Stefanos Tsistispas (4th ATP), which saves health ahead of the Australian Open Grand Slam, starting in two weeks. The leader of the Greek team, however, played in a doubles game, the result of which could not change the fate of the Polish-Greek rivalry. Also Hurkacz was not originally supposed to play in doubles, but eventually – barely warmed up in the single – replaced Szymon Walkow next to Jan Zieliński.

Our pair allowed themselves to break in both sets, which had consequences in the first of them – a 4: 6 loser. In second Hurkacz with Zieliński They broke off the Greeks at the last moment, at 5: 5, defending the match ball, and then they won two more games and the whole game 7: 5. In the decisive super tie-break, the Greeks were already leading 7-3, the Poles were on the point, but the decisive balls were won by Tsitsipas and Pervolarakis.

In the next match on Sunday night, the white-and-reds will play against Georgia, whose leader is 22nd in ATP Nikoloz Baszilaszwili.

The match against Argentina will probably be decisive for leaving the group. The team leader from South America is Diego Schwartzman (13. ATP). In the first match, the Argentinians defeated the Georgians 3-0. The match between Poland and Argentina on January 5.

This is the third edition of the ATP Cup – an event competitive to the Davis Cup. The tournament, which is expected to last until January 9, this time involves 16 teams competing in four groups. Only group winners will advance to the semi-finals. The Russians defend the trophy, the Serbs won the first edition in 2020.

ATP CUP. Poland-Greece 2-1

Hubert Hurkacz – Aristotelis Thanos 6: 1, 6: 2

Kamil Majchrzak – Michail Pervolarakis 6: 1, 6: 4

Hubert Hurkacz, Jan Zieliński – Michail Pervolarakis, Stefanos Tsitsipas 4: 6, 7: 5, 8-10


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