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Greece to take on Germany in United Cup quarter-final blockbuster

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The United Cup quarter-final will pit second seeds Greece, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari, against the 16th-seeded Germans, Alexander Zverev and Anqelique Kerber today in Sydney.

Both sides advanced from their respective Sydney groups with 1-1 records: Greece topped Group B, while Germany’s performance was enough to advance despite finishing second in Group D.

According to the ATP Tour, Tsitsipas and Zverev ended their 2023 season at the Nitto ATP Finals, though neither advanced to the semi-finals in Turin.

Prior to the season finale, they contested their 13th Lexus ATP Head2Head matchup, with Tsitsipas winning at the Rolex Paris Masters to improve to 9-4 in the rivalry.

“The matches are always close. He’s a great competitor,” Tsitsipas said of Zverev, who joins him inside the Top 10 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.

Sakkari is also wary of her seasoned German opponent, Kerber, despite a perfect 2-0 singles record in the United Cup group stage (d. Seguel, Fernandez).

“…It’s going to be very tough. She’s [Kerber] very experienced. It’s going to be a challenge, but I’m ready for it,” Sakkari said.

The victor of this quarter-final match will face host, Australia in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Source: ATP Tour

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