Italy, Brazil level at 1-1 after Musetti, Haddad Maia win singles in United Cup

After Haddad Maia gives the Brazilians a 1-0 lead, Musetti puts the Italians on level terms with his singles win

Lorenzo Musetti at the 2022 Australian Open Lorenzo Musetti at the 2022 Australian Open Image Credit: AI/Reuters/Panoramic

Italy and Brazil are tied at 1-1 after the first two singles rubbers of their United Cup clash in Group E action on Thursday in Brisbane.

Beatriz Haddad Maia, ranked 15th in the world, won the last nine games in a row to beat Martina Trevisan, ranked No 27, 6-2, 6-0 in one hour and 18 minutes to give the Brazilians a 1-0 lead.

In the second singles rubber, Lorenzo Musetti, aged 20 and ranked 23rd in the world, overcame stiff resistance from Felipe Meligini Rodrigues Alves to win 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 13 minutes.

The tie will continue on Friday with two more singles and a mixed doubles to determine the winner.

  • M. Berrettini (ITA) vs T. Monteiro (BRA)
  • L. Bronzetti (ITA) vs L. Pigossi (BRA)
  • C. Rosatello/ M. Bortolotti(ITA) vs L. Stefani/ R. Matos (BRA)

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