Badosa left a great victory against Dart but Great Britain sealed their pass to the semifinals
MADRID, Jan. 1 (.) –
Spain ran out of options in the United Cup, a new mixed ATP and WTA tournament to start the 2023 season, when they lost in their first tie against Great Britain, with the final 3-1 that Albert Ramos could not avoid against Daniel Evans .
The Birmingham player beat (6-3, 1-6, 6-3) a Ramos who had to win to make Paula Badosa’s point good shortly before and thus force the tiebreaker mixed doubles in Sydney, which finally They did not play the Catalan with Rafa Nadal. Spain reached this second day against the ropes after the two British victories on Saturday in Group D.
Ramos reached his best level in a promising second set and endured the exchange of ‘breaks’ in the decisive third act of an intense and exhausting duel. However, one more ‘break’ from the English in the sixth game led to the victory and the pass to the semifinals of Great Britain
Before, Badosa maintained the options of the ‘Armada’ with a serious match against Harriet Dart (6-7 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-1). The Catalan left an exhibition in three hours on the track to gain confidence for 2023 in which she hopes to teach her level again.
Thus, Spain will play an inconsequential tie on Monday against an Australia also eliminated. The 22 ‘big champion, Rafa Nadal, will have a level duel against Alex de Minaur, eager after his defeat against the English Cameron Norrie and in a short preparation for the defense of the Australian Open.