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Trevisan and Musetti put Italy in control against Greece in United Cup semi-final

Trevisan beat Maria Sakkari after three hours, 15 minutes to put Italy ahead

Martina Trevisan United Cup © AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Greece have a mountain to climb if they’re to reach the final of the inaugural United Cup after Martina Trevisan and Lorenzo Musetti gave Italy a 2-0 lead at the end of day one.

Trevisan was the hero, beating Maria Sakkari 6-3, 6-7 (4) 7-5 in the first match of the day before Musetti crushed Stefanos Sakellaridis 6-1, 6-1.

The United States lead Poland 2-0 in the other semi-final.

Trevisan outlasted Sakkari in a three-hour, 15-minute epic battle to put Italy ahead.

“Great battle today, I’m so happy,” Trevisan said. “My team gave me a lot of energy. Sometimes I have to smile because it helps me to relax. I’m here in the amazing stadium so I’m happy, the life is beautiful ! I have energy now but maybe in one hour it’ll be different.

“At the beginning of the United Cup it was difficult for me but I improved my level day by day. I feel so good right now.”

By contrast, Musetti needed just 62 minutes to wrap up his win, saving the only break point he faced and breaking his opponent five times.

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