Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari gave Greece the final point in the United Cup mixed doubles by defeating Croatia 3-2.
The city of Perth was going to present its last meeting here United Cup with everything at stake. Greece and Croatia played it all in mixed doubles. First, Vekic led Croatia, Sakkari equalized, Tsitsipas led the Hellenes and finally Borna Gojo led his country to the mixed doubles. The Greeks did not hesitate to take the field Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari as they already did in the group stage where they won. The Croatians were initially going to compete with Donna Vekic and Borna Coric, but ended up introducing Borna Gojo and Petra Martic.
A hard and even fight for the Hellenes
It was a very serious first set, where services played a bigger role, especially the Hellenes, but they did not take advantage of the three break points in their possession. However, during the sudden death, equality continued, but finally Maria and Stefanos managed to deliver an important blow, thanks to which they agreed to enjoy first set in an hour.
At the beginning of the second set, the Greeks had a chance to sail, but the golden point was given to the Croatian duo. This allowed them to be integrated into equality. Four very focused they knew that all conversions went through a senseless transcendence.
It was to be in the ninth game when the Greeks found the rest with the first match point 15-40. The first one was saved, but Tsitsipas and Sakkari gave Greece a win in the United Cup to set up a semi-final against Martic and Gojo. who fought with everything. Arriving at almost midnight, they won 7-6(6), 6-4.