Frances Tiafoe continues in the key duel against Tomas Machac after her opponent (6-3, 2-4, ret.) withdrew and condemned the United Cup tie between the United States and the Czech Republic. The American team is approaching the final in Sydney.
It was time for Game 4 in this tight tie between the United States and the Czech Republic. United Cup. On the first day of the match, the North Americans had scored twice following wins by Taylor Fritz and Madison Keys, while earlier in the day Petra Kvitova secured the European nation’s relegation. That was it for this match Frances Tiafoe the one who came in as a favorite against a young player who doesn’t have as much experience as Thomas Machac.
Tiafoe claims victory for USA
A better start to the game for Frances by taking advantage of the popularity she had in the previous game due to her recent sensation. The American broke in the second game to take a 3-0 lead in numbers. There would be breaks in the next three games, but they could not be used. In addition to Machac’s power, Tiafoe didn’t hesitate anymore with his offer and ended the first set 6-3.
Contrary to expectations, the Czech tennis player came out with a better face in the second set and, taking advantage of his opponent’s series of errors, he grabbed the first break of the match for a 3-0 victory. Although Tiafoe later made up the difference, Machac again used the scoreboard to lead 4-2. However, the European could not continue the match due to a right ankle injury that did not allow him to step comfortably. In this way, the United States will be condemned to a tie against the Czechs after the fourth game.