American tennis star Taylor Fritz is excited to be part of the star-studded Team USA line-up at the inaugural United Cup in January and hopes the abundantly-talented women on his team can get the wins and carry him along.
Fritz praised the American talent on the women's circuit and is thrilled to join them for the first time in the mixed-team competition. Launching in 2023, the United Cup, a joint ATP-WTA event will see top men's and women's players from 18 countries compete in a group stage format followed by the semifinals and finals, aiming to win the title for their respective nations.
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The US team is set to feature American No.1 Jessica Pegula, Madison Keys, Alycia Parks, and Desirae Krawczyk on the women's side, along with Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, Denis Kudla, and Hunter Reese on the men's side.
Fritz expressed his anticipation for the tournament, stating that he hopes "his work will be minimal" as he teams up with some star players on the WTA circuit.
"The most exciting about the United Cup for me is potentially getting carried because we have really good girls from our country," Taylor Fritz said, in a video shared by the United Cup on Twitter. "Hopefully, the girls will get some wins for us, and, you know, my work will be minimal."
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The USA will play all their round-robin stage matches in Sydney and have been drawn to face Germany and the Czech Republic in the group stage. Fritz is excited to play in Sydney, where he beat Felix Auger-Aliassime in the USA's win over Canada in this year's ATP Cup, which has now been replaced by the United Cup.