Australia were defeated by Great Britain in the United Cup as Alex de Minaur and Ajla Tomljanovic lost their singles matches. De Minaur hopes his loss to Briton Cameron Norrie will prove to be a good omen for 2024. Despite De Minaur’s loss in Friday night’s showdown with Norrie in a deciding third set, Great Britain secured an overall lead in the tie. The final result was reduced to 2-1 after Storm Hunter and Matt Ebden’s win over Boulter and Neal Skupski in the mixed doubles rubber. De Minaur is optimistic for 2024, despite his loss to Norrie. He is hopeful for a better year, acknowledging that the start could be rusty. His focus remains on the Australian Open and bouncing back from the recent defeat. Despite a disappointing loss, De Minaur is looking forward to the next match. Committed to improving his performance, he acknowledges that the start of the year has not been ideal. De Minaur aims to recover and prepare for the next match.