After the victory against Austria, led by Dominic Thiem, Italy qualified for the semi-finals of the ATP Cup. Fresh from the brutal defeat against Dennis Novak on his debut, Fabio Fognini overtook Benoit Paire in a completely insane match.
Everything easier for Matteo Berrettini, who won among other things also only one of the last thirteen games available, in overflowing form at the foot of the first Slam of the season. Fognini collects the first fraction in twenty-two minutes.
Paire, who is practically in time only to move the zero from the starting game box, dirties the notebook at the first useful opportunity with a four double foul and contributes decisively to the cause. In fact, losing the first three games of the second half.
A step away from the most obvious of epilogues, Fognini completely turns off the light and Paire finds a minimum of continuity. Enough to go with the joke available on 5-4. The blue tennis player, however, regroups the score (with a splendid straight line solution) goes up to the tie break and despite a smudge on 3-1 he seals the success on 6-1 7-6 (3) at the threshold of ninety minutes of play .
Called to close the matter, and to send the team to the semifinals, the number one of the big group is not wrong. Rather. Despite a slow start (especially seasoned by a rather low percentage of points with the first ball) the blue tennis player recovers a disadvantage of 1-4 0-30 winning in fact eleven of the last thirteen games available.
Having eliminated the unforced errors from the draft, he actually commands as per protocol with the serve and the forehand, he accumulates an incredibly high amount of points in return and drags himself rather easily on 6-4 6-2.
The double success by Mahut and Roger Vasselin is completely irrelevant to the result. Competition debut also for Simona Bolelli and Simone Vavassori. Jan Lennard Struff and Sascha Zverev drag Germany to the top of Group A alongside Serbia.
The first wins the tie break challenge against Milos Raonic, the second recovers a set of disadvantage and just at the photo finish grabs his first victory of the season against Denis Shapovalov. Germany and Serbia will obviously compete for a place in the semifinals tomorrow.
In the Murray River Open, Stan Wawrinka wins against Mikhail Kukushkin, despite a set break, Borna Coric and Felix Auger Aliassime advance without difficulty. Avalanche against the Japanese Sugita. Fresh from his first success in eleven months, Nick Kyrgios drops an encore and at least finds a place on the table of the round of 16. Bourchier knocked out after a long set and a tie break.