Taylor Fritz sent the US into the United Cup final with his 7-6(5), 70-6(5) defeat of Hubert Hurkacz to complete a defeat of Poland 3-0.
The first two American points in Sydney came on Friday through singles wins for Jessica Pegula – who upset world No. 1 Iga Swiatek – and Frances Tiafoe.
The US will await an opponent for Sunday’s final of the inaugural edition of the mixed team event with Italy leading Greece 2-0 in their semi-final
“”It was great to get the win today to get us through. I had no doubt that if I were to lose that the rest of the team would have come through,” No. 9 Fritz said after his defeat of the 10th-ranked Hubi.
“It’s a huge advantage having the girls on our team because it just makes the whole team so much stronger.
“I’m super excited going into the final and I think we’ve been the favourites all week.”
Fritz absorbed 17 aces off the re-hot Hurkacz racquet while sending over 11 of his own in the contest which nearly reached two hours.
The towering 1.96-metre Pole saved two break points while Fritz salvaged the four he faced.