United Cup 2023: Great Britain vs USA preview
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Great Britain are through to the Sydney Final of the inaugural United Cup where they will face a strong USA team for a place in the semi-final. Here's everything you need to know.
When is Great Britain vs USA?
Great Britain will face the USA in the Sydney City Final of the United Cup on Wednesday 4 January.
How to watch Great Britain vs USA
Live coverage of Great Britain’s Sydney Final tie against the USA will begin at 1:30am (GMT) on BT Sport 1, with coverage of the evening session starting at 6:30am on BT Sport 3.
You can also catch all the action on the United Cup YouTube channel.
|Cam Norrie (world No. 14)||Taylor Fritz (world No. 9)|
|Harriet Dart (world No. 98)||Jessica Pegula (world No. 3)|
|Dan Evans (world No. 27)||Frances Tiafoe (world No. 19)|
|Katie Swan (world No. 121)||Madison Keys (world No. 11)|
|Jan Choinski (world No. 265)||Denis Kudla (world No. 104)|
|Ranah Stoiber (world No. 858)||Alycia Parks (world No. 118)|
|Jonny O'Mara (Doubles: world No. 92)||Hunter Reese (Doubles: world No. 83)|
|Ella McDonald (Juniors: world No. 22)||Desirae Krawczyk (Doubles: world No. 16)|
Order of play
1. Katie Swan vs Madison Keys (Not before 1:30am GMT)
2. Cam Norrie vs Taylor Fritz
3. Harriet Dart vs Jessica Pegula (Not before 6:30am GMT)
4. Dan Evans vs Frances Tiafoe
5. Harriet Dart & Dan Evans vs Jessica Pegula & Frances Tiafoe
Great Britain is already making waves at the United Cup in Australia after defeating both the host nation and Spain to finish top of Group D.
British men’s No.1 Cam Norrie is unbeaten in Sydney so far, starting out with a victory against Alex de Minaur, which he followed up with triumphant comeback win over Rafael Nadal to claim his first scalp over the 22-time Grand Slam champion. Riding on the high of one of the biggest wins of his career so far, Norrie is set to take on world No.9 Taylor Fritz in Great Britain’s face off against the USA in a repeat of their Davis Cup clash in November.
Katie Swan is another player who has been thriving down under, with the world No.145 going into the tie against the USA with two wins in two, including a crucial result against world No.70 Nuria Parrizas-Diaz.
Coming off the back of a hard-fought battle against Spain’s Paula Badosa, Harriet Dart will be looking to get back to winning ways against the Americans as she’s set to face world No.3, Jessica Pegula, in the Sydney City Finals.
Dan Evans also revelled in a three-set clash against Albert Ramos-Vinolas to mark his first win of the United Cup.
However, the USA will pose Great Britain’s biggest challenge so far, having finished top of Group C and winning nine out of ten of their rubbers against the Czech Republic and Germany.
Frances Tiafoe and Fritz have been dominant forces for the team, with both entering the tie undefeated, while world No. 11 Madison Keys past both Marie Bouzková and Jule Niemeier without dropping a set. Being a semi-finalist at the 2022 Australian Open, Keys could prove a tough challenge for Swan, in what would be their second career meeting.
Pegula has tasted victory with both Tiafoe and Fritz in the USA’s doubles rubbers. Whilst it’s uncertain which doubles partnership will face the Brits, it’s safe to say Dart and Evans have a tough battle ahead of them, as Great Britain seek to continue where they left off after their doubles victory against Spain.