United Cup 2023: Great Britain lose out to strong USA team
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Get the latest updates and results from the Brits City Final clash against the USA at the United Cup.
- Great Britain 1-4 USA
- Cam Norrie claimed an impressive 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 win over Taylor Fritz
- Katie Swan lost out to Madison Keys 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
- Harriet Dart was defeated by Jessica Pegula 6-2, 6-0
- Dan Evans beaten by Frances Tiafoe 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
- Dart & Evans lost 6-4, 6-4 against Pegula & Fritz
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Great Britain miss out on place in the Final Four
Great Britain have been knocked out in the Sydney City Finals with a 4-1 loss to the USA.
British No.1, Norrie, maintained his 100% record at the United Cup with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 win over the in-form Fritz to level the scores after the morning session.
This was Norrie’s second top 10 scalp of the season already, having produced a comeback victory over 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the previous tie.
In their 12th meeting, Norrie proved his superior consistency and fitness levels as he grinded down the hard-hitting American to take home a much needed win for Great Britain.
In the opening rubber, Swan went toe-to-toe with world No.11 Maddison Keys, but eventually lost out 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and 16 minutes.
The 23-year-old looked like she might be on the verge of an incredible upset against a former Grand Slam champion after taking the first set by breaking the American on three of her four service games.
Keys however proved resilient in the second and third sets. Having raised her game on serve, her ability to convert on the big points pushed her over the line – winning three of five of her break point opportunities, compared to Swan’s one in seven.
Harriet Dart also faced a difficult test up against world No.3 Jessica Pegula – losing out 6-2, 6-0 to give the USA a 2-1 lead.
The Brits looked like they might go on to force a deciding mixed doubles battle as Evans led 2022 US Open semi-finalist Frances Tiafoe by a set and with three break points at 5-5 in the second. However, the American hung on in the match to force a decider and saved break points early in the third as he eventually found a way to close out the tie with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory.
Dart and Evans returned to the court for Great Britain's final mixed doubles rubber of the competition, but were defeated by Pegula and Fritz 6-4, 6-4 in an hour and 12 minutes.