ATP Cup 2022. Poland – Greece: result and coverage – Tennis

Hubert Hurkacz and Kamil Majchrzak scored points, defeating much lower ranked rivals.

The Poles were led by Majchrzak (117th), defeating Michail Pervolarakis (399) 6: 1, 6: 4. Hurkacz, who ranked ninth in the world ranking, was to face Stefanos Tsitsipas, fourth on the ATP list, who, however, withdrew due to an elbow injury. Ultimately, the Pole’s rival was 1076th Aristotelis Thanos in this classification. Hurkacz needed 53 minutes to win 6: 1, 6: 2.

Tsitsipas played in doubles

Initially, Szymon Walków and Jan Zieliński were to face Tsitsipas and Pervolakis in doubles, but the Polish side made a change in the line-up. Eventually, Zieliński and Hurkacz came out for the doubles game. The Greeks played according to plan. So Tsitsipas appeared on the court, whose elbow injury, excluding him from singles, did not prevent him from playing a less physically demanding doubles game.

– I do not know why Stefanos did not come out on the court, he probably has some slight injury, and it is known that in a moment we will have the Grand Slam Australian Open. I am not surprised that he came out for doubles, because in group rivalry it is better to lose 1: 2 than 0: 3, because every point may turn out to be important in the final table. The more so because only the first place is promoted to the semi-finals – said Hurkacz.

The pair Pervolakis and Tsitsipas won after a super tie-break 6: 4, 5: 7, 10-8, scoring an honorary point for the Greeks.

The next opponents of Poles in the ATP Cup group will be the national teams of Georgia and Argentina. The match of these teams ended with the Argentinean victory 3: 0. Federico Delbonis and Diego Schwartzman scored singles points.

16 teams are participating in the tournament, which is expected to last until January 9. The trophy is defended by the Russians.

Author: swag
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Source: eurosport.pl, PAP

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