Despite having a lukewarm day at the United Cup tennis tournament, Italy managed to qualify for the semifinals, becoming the fourth team to enter the semifinals.
The Italian squad suffered a close 3-2 defeat against Poland at the Brisbane City Final. However, they still held the best overall score among the losing teams, Great Britain and Croatia.
With this, the United Cup has its four semifinalists in the form of Greece, the United States, Poland, and Italy. The race for the finals starts this Friday in Sydney among the teams.
The match between Poland and Italy started on a high note for the Italians. As expected, Matteo Berrettini scored a 6-4, 3-6, and 6-3 win against Hubert Hurkacz. Lorenzo Musetti also overpowered Daniel Michalski with a 6-1 and 6-1 score.
However, Hurkacz teamed with Iga Swiatek, the WTA World No. 1, for the mixed doubles decider. The game ended in a 6-1 and 6-2 loss for Musetti and Camilla Rosatello. With the loss, Italy ended the day at 10-5 with three ties, matching Croatia. Great Britain ended the day at 8-7 after losing 4-1 to the United States. The best tennis betting sites ensure fair and secure wagering as the tennis betting market expands quickly around the world. Betway, 888sport, BetVictor, Paddy Power, Unibet, etc. are a few of the betting sites for tennis.
Despite Croatia and Italy being on the same level, Italy was granted the right to advance because of its better (%) of sets won. The team now travels to Sydney to face off against Greece in the semis. Here is a quick overview of the semifinals:
Schedule: January 6, 2023
KEN ROSEWALL ARENA 1:00 pm start
 Swiatek (Poland) vs.  Pegula (United States)
 Michalski (Poland) vs.  Tiafoe (United States)
Not Before 7:00 pm
 Sakkari (Greece) vs.  Trevisan (Italy)
 Pervolarakis (Greece) vs.  Musetti (Italy)
Schedule: January 7, 2023
KEN ROSEWALL ARENA 10:00 am start
 Hurkacz (Poland) vs.  Fritz (United States)
 Linette (Poland) vs.  Keys (United States)
Poland vs. United States, Mixed Doubles Match
Not Before 5:00 pm
 Tsitsipas (Greece) vs.  Berrettini (Italy)
 Papamichail (Greece) vs.  Bronzetti (Italy)
Greece vs. Italy, Mixed Doubles Match