World number nine Taylor Fritz battled past Italian Matteo Berrettini with a powerhouse performance to steer the United States to the inaugural mixed teams United Cup title in Sydney on Sunday.
Berrettini was widely regarded as one of the biggest threats to defending champion Novak Djokovic at the All England Club, having captured back-to-back grass-court titles in Stuttgart and Queen's.
Matteo Berrettini defeated Serbia's Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-4 in the final of the Wimbledon warm-up event
While speaking to the broadcasters following his win, a fan from the crowd proposed to Matteo Berrettini and his reply left everyone in splits.
Matteo Berrettini will be out until at least after the end of the Italian Open in his home city of Rome which finishes on May 15.
Rafael Nadal, whose only Australian Open triumph came in 2009, said that he never expected that he would get a chance to contest the final once again in 2022
Rafael Nadal marched into the final of the Australian Open to be just one match away from becoming the all-time men's Grand Slam leader.
Rafael Nadal was largely untroubled as he swept past Italy's Matteo Berrettini to book his place in the Australian Open men's singles final.
Facts and figures ahead of Friday's Australian Open men's semi-finals between Rafael Nadal and Matteo Berrettini.
Australian Open: Matteo Berrettini edged past Gael Monfils to book a berth in the semi-finals.