Australia suffered an opening-night flop at the United Cup after Alex de Minaur and Ajla Tomljanovic lost their singles battles. De Minaur lost to Briton Cameron Norrie 6-4 2-6 7-6, with Tomljanovic also losing to Katie Boulter 6-2 6-4. However, Australia managed to reduce the final deficit to 2-1 after Storm Hunter and Matt Ebden won the mixed doubles rubber. De Minaur, hopeful for the future, is focused on the Australian Open, stating that his focus is on playing well for his country. Despite his disappointing loss to Norrie, de Minaur is hoping that it will lead to an even better year for him.