The second day of action for the ATP Cup concluded, that witnessed great matches and striking surprises at the same time. A summary of the definitions of a new day in Australia, the venue of the first tournaments of the year and which promises to guarantee good tennis for ESPN on Star +.
For Group B, Russia and France they wanted to keep their first win. With his 24 years and little experience in the circuit, Roman Safiullin became one of the names of the day after beating Arthur Rinderknech 2-6, 7-5 and 6-3.
Despite the tranquility of having the first point under the arm, Daniil Medvedev took a hard blow against Ugo Humbert. The French made the party bitter for the No. 2 in the world and beat him 6-7 (5), 7-5 and 7-6 (2). Anyway, in doubles Medvedev and Safiullin showed a high level and after a double 6-4 against Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Fabrice Martin they sealed the victory for Russia 2-1 in the series.
Also for Group B, Another key that brought surprises was that of Australia and Italy. Jannik Sinner had no problems against Max Purcell and beat him 6-1, 6-3 to put the Italian team ahead.
When it seemed that everything was practically solved, Matteo Berrettini could not before Alex de Miñaur, the young Australian who is always dangerous. After two straight sets by 6-3 and 7-6 (4), the key would close on the doubles. And there the mental jerk of the Australians weighed: John Peers and Luke Saville defeated Berrettini and Simone Bolelli 6-3 and 7-5.
On the other hand, Germany and Great Britain They were also the protagonists of an exciting definition in Group C that had to stretch to the third game to meet the winner. In the first turn, Daniel Evans took a solid victory against Jan-Lennard Struff 6-1, 6-2.
But the hierarchy of Alexander Zverev came out in the second game to beat Cameron Norrie: it was 7-6 (2) and 6-1 to equalize the series. The decisive step was taken by Evans himself and Jamie Murray, who beat Zverev and Kevin Krawietz by 6-3 and 6-4. Win 2-1 for the British over the Germans.
Finally, The United States for Group C against Canada had no problems. It was a resounding 3-0 that allows the North American team to start on the right foot and an advantage over the rest.
In the first turn, John Isner took the duel against Brayden Schnur 6-1, 6-3, while then Taylor Fritz won the battle against Félix Auger-Aliassime after an intense 6-7 (6), 6-4 and 6-4. In doubles, Isner and Fritz erased Denis Shapovalov and Aliassime after a 6-4 double.
In this way, the second day of the ATP Cup has its results set and some countries begin to take a slight advantage over others. On the third day of action, Argentina will be one of the protagonists, as they will face Greece to add another victory.