Wednesday resulted in celebration for Staff Italy regardless of a slender defeat to Poland within the United Cup’s Brisbane Metropolis Closing. Falling 3-2 in a tie determined by the blended doubles finale, the Italians earned a spot within the semi-finals with the very best total report among the many day’s three dropping groups — beating out Croatia and Nice Britain to affix winners Poland, the USA and Greece in Sydney for the Closing 4 that begins Friday.
A 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win for Matteo Berrettini towards Hubert Hurkacz put the Italians forward early within the tie earlier than Lorenzo Musetti powered previous Daniel Michalski 6-1, 6-1. Musetti teamed with Camilla Rosatello for the blended doubles decider, however the pair was turned again 6-1, 6-2 by the star Polish group of Hurkacz and WTA World No. 1 Iga Swiatek.
The loss finalised Italy’s report at 10-5 throughout three ties in Brisbane — matching that of Staff Croatia, which fell 3-2 towards Greece within the Perth Metropolis Closing. Nice Britain completed at 8-7 after a 4-1 defeat by the hands of the USA.
With Italy and Croatia degree on match information, the Italians superior courtesy of their superior proportion of units gained. They are going to now journey to Sydney to tackle Stefanos Tsitsipas, Maria Sakkari and Staff Greece within the semis. The total semi-final schedule is under.
ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, JANUARY 06, 2023
KEN ROSEWALL ARENA begin 1:00 pm
 I. Swiatek (POL) vs  J. Pegula (USA)
 D. Michalski (POL) vs  F. Tiafoe (USA)
Not Earlier than 7:00 pm
 M. Sakkari (GRE) vs  M. Trevisan (ITA)
 M. Pervolarakis (GRE) vs  L. Musetti (ITA)
ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, JANUARY 07, 2023
KEN ROSEWALL ARENA begin 10:00 am
 H. Hurkacz (POL) vs  T. Fritz (USA)
 M. Linette (POL) vs  M. Keys (USA)
Blended Doubles Match: POL vs USA
Not Earlier than 5:00 pm
 S. Tsitsipas (GRE) vs  M. Berrettini (ITA)
 D. Papamichail (GRE) vs  L. Bronzetti (ITA)
Blended Doubles Match: GRE vs ITA
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