ATP Cup 2020 - Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Denis Shapovalov Preview & Prediction

ATP Cup 2020 - Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Denis Shapovalov Preview & Prediction

ATP Cup 2020 - Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Denis Shapovalov Preview & Prediction

Jan-Lennard Struff earned his first victory of the 2020 ATP Tour season and lifted Germany to an early lead against Greece by beating Michail Pervolarakis 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday night in Brisbane.

Shapovalov, the baby-faced 20-year-old left-hander, gave Canada an unassailable 2-0 lead in the tie with a 7-6 (6) 7-6 (4) win over world number six Tsitsipas at the Patrick Rafter Arena.

Zverev finished with 10 double faults and a first-serve success rate of 45 per cent.

Taylor Fritz beat Viktor Durasovic 6-2, 6-2 to give the Americans the lead and John Isner had two match points in the second-set tiebreaker of the second singles match before Casper Ruud rallied to win 6-7 (3), 7-6 (10), 7-5 to level it. Ruud combined with Durasovic to beat Rajeev Ram and Austin Krajicek 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 to seal Norway's 2-1 win.

Earlier, the mercurial Kyrgios pulled out from the opening singles in Brisbane as a precaution because of a bad back, paving the way for hometown favourite John Millman to take down Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4 6-2.

"It's just a matter of time, patience, and dedication on what I do".

Stefano Tsitsipas brings the momentum he won last season to the ATP Cup.

"I served reasonably well and played smart again".

Australia's ongoing bushfire crisis was not far from the minds of players and organisers on Friday with the hosts promising to pledge 100 Australian dollars for every ace served during the tournament.

Greece were beaten 3-0 by Canada on Friday while Germany were swept by Australia, meaning the loser of Sunday's clash will drop to 0-2 and effectively out of quarter-finals contention.

"I would love to take care of things a bit easier, but you kind of got to play the cards you're dealt", said De Minaur".

Russian Federation have made the early running in Group D alongside surprise packets Norway, who stunned the United States with a 2-1 upset victory.

And the US had their fate sealed when John Isner was humbled by Daniil Medvedev, the world number five only needing one hour to win 6-3 6-1. "Obviously, he had an unbelievable end to the season and he's definitely one of the top players in the world right now". But I was happy that overall in the match I had a great first set, couldn't ask any better, and I was able to be solid in the second. "For my part, two coaches on my right and on my left during the matches".

Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury won the deciding doubles to secure the tie for Britain 2-1.

The Belgian Goffin saved 5 match points against Dan Evans, but it was too little, too late when he crashed 6-4, 6-4 in Sydney for one of the biggest victories of the British career.

"It was great, it was fun", said Belgium world number 11 David Goffin, who swept past Moldova's Radu Albot 6-4, 6-1 on the way to helping his team to a 3-0 clean sweep in Sydney.

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