Today was the last day of group stage in United Cup. The settlement of tie between Poland in Switzerland was the action to watch, as both teams splitted wins on previous day, and really excitement pairings were scheduled for today. It started on behoof of Polish team, as Hubert Hurkacz managed to deliver against Stan Wawrinka. The first set was quite closed with both players holding their serves. Even though Wawrinka's bigger experience, it was Hurkacz who found his best in a tie-break, chasing the rare chances, and clinching the whole set despite winning just two points from the open game. Second set was a display of flawless service performance from "Hubi", who conceded only 2 from 24 points on serve. Wawrinka was also playing well, but gave Hurkacz a chance in the middle of the set, and Pole did not fail to convert it. It was 2-1 for Poland this time.
Jil Teichmann attempted the match with Magda Linette with a pressure to keep her team alive in a tournament. Polish player was the first to take initiative, but gave away the chance to open the set scoreline, with Teichmann taking it 6-4. Second one started simillary, but this time Linette endured the resist of Teichmann and equalized. She took a chance to book a place in play-offs for Poland, playing wonderfully in third set, winning it 6-1.
Croatia brought an absolute thriller win against France. It was 2-0 after yesterday's matches, but France responded today with much expected win of latest WTA Finals winner Caroline Garcia, who made it in two sets against Petra Martic. Croatians counted on Borna Gojo to avoid the settlement in mixed-doubles format. He was playing against Adrian Mannarino - much lower ranked actually, but also much more experienced opponent. Gojo delivered some huge serving performance, which allowed him to take first set in tie-break. Mannarino gave his all, taking an advantage in second set, which ended up in his and France's favour. Third one had similar scenario, but the Frenchman failed to serve out for the match at 5-3 in the decider. Gojo took the momentum on his side, making it into tie-break, gaining two minibreaks at the start and not bottling it till the end.
Another ties ended up with dominant wins from USA against Germany, Italy against Norway (both 5-0) and Greece against Belgium (4-1). The last tie gave some interesting story, as 18 years-old Stefanos Sakellaridis who has totally no experience on the professional stage, managed to defeat Zizou Bergs (#129, ranked 674 places ahead of Greek) and secured the win for his team in general. He gained some huge boost of confidence and ranking points to his tally, not missing a chance which United Cup competition format give for some young players to shine and present to a wider audience.