ATP summary: Spain overtakes Poland to lock in the ATP Cup final

ATP summary: Spain overtakes Poland to lock in the ATP Cup final

Spain defeated Poland 2-1 in the semi-finals of the ATP Cup in Australia on Friday, thanks to a couple of singles victories from Pablo Carreno Busta and Roberto Bautista Agut.

Spain will next face the winner of the semi-final between Canada and Russia, which will be held on Saturday. Russia is the reigning champion of the tournament. The final is set for Sunday.

Busta crossed past Jan Zielinski 6-2, 6-1 on the strength of six aces. Zielinski had 17 unforced errors.

Agut had to fight to send Hubert Hurkacz. The Spaniard won 7-6 (6), 2-6, 7-6 (5) despite being eliminated on ace 24-1. Agut compensated by converting a better percentage on service points (72.9 percent) and committing fewer errors (21 against 38).

Spain lost the doubles match, as Szymon Walkow and Zielinski made a pair and won 4-6, 6-3, 10-6 over Pedro Marinez and Albert Ramos Vinolas.

Melbourne summer set

Seed No. 1 Rafael Nadal from Spain advanced via walkover when his opponent, Tallon Griekspoor from the Netherlands pulled out with a foot injury. It creates a semi-final match in Melbourne with unseeded Emil Ruusuvuori from Finland, who defeated Slovakia’s Alex Molcan 6-2, 6-1.

On the opposite side of the brackets, the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov will face the American qualifier Maxime Cressy.

Dimitrov gathered to defeat the Netherlands’ Botic Van de Zandschulp 6-7 (5), 6-0, 7-5. One day after beating another American (No. 2 Reilly Opelka), Cressy beat Spain’s Jaume Munar 7-6 (3), 6-4.

Adelaide International

France’s Gael Monfils, the top seed in Adelaide, Australia, defeated American Tommy Paul 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the semifinals.

He will meet the Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, who got past Mikael Ymer from Sweden with 7-6 (9), 4-6, 6-4.

Second-seeded Russian Karen Khachanov edged Egor Gerasimov from Belarus 7-5, 6-3 and third-seeded Marin Cilic from Croatia crossed past seventh-seeded Serbian Laslo Djere 6-3, 6-2 to set up the second semifinal.

–Field Level Media


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