United Cup: Frances Tiafoe beats Dan Evans as USA knock out Great Britain

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Dan Evans' 3-6 7-5 6-3 loss to Frances Tiafoe gave the US an unassailable 3-1 lead in their 'city final' tie at Ken Rosewall Arena, sending them through to the semi-finals that begin on Friday. As well as the three city final winners, the best runners-up also advance. But GB's record meant they would not be that team, with the mixed doubles contest of Evans and Harriet Dart against Taylor Fritz and Jennifer Pegula to conclude the tie being rendered a dead rubber. Earlier, Katie Swan lost the opening match to Madison Keys 2-6 6-3 6-4 before British number one Cameron Norrie levelled with a 6-4 5-7 6-4 victory over Fritz. Norrie got the better of Fritz across three sets over two hours and 15 minutes at Ken Rosewall Arena. World number three Pegula subsequently took 57 minutes to beat Dart 6-2 6-0 and put the US in front again before Evans' defeat to Tiafoe confirmed Britain's elimination. "I think Madi really set the tone with her match," Pegula said. "I think I did everything really well today. I could feel it. Some days you come out firing and you feel really good. I was honestly trying to settle myself down because I was seeing the ball really well today." The United Cup Final Four commences in Sydney on Friday.

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