US Open, Matteo Berrettini does not betray: tamed a tough Murray

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6-4 6-4 6-7 6-3 the score in favor of the Blue

Matteo Berrettini is there, and he wins the US Open round of 16 after a good match, led from the first bars, against an excellent Andy Murray. The Roman tennis player, who seems to have regained his condition and strokes after untimely exits at the Canada Open and Cincinnati, beats in four sets the never tame Briton, who eventually had to bow to the Italian’s greater consistency.

After forfeiting the first two sets with a double 6-4, Berrettini wasted no less than 8 break points in the third set, which Murray won in a tie.break. In the fourth fraction Berrettini did not flinch, posting the decisive break in the eighth game. His arm did not tremble in the next service round, and the Roman won the round of 16, where he will face the Spaniard Davidovich-Fokina, who defeated in four sets the Colombian Galan, already Stefanos Tsitsipas’ executioner in the first round.

Matteo Berrettini, nicknamed “The Hammer” on the ATP circuit because of the supersonic power of his serve and forehand strokes, is an Italian tennis player, born in Rome on April 12, 1996. He decided to go all in on tennis thanks to the valuable advice of his younger brother Jacopo, also a tennis player. At the age of 14 he switched to training at the Canottieri Aniene club, led by Vincenzo Santopadre, who is still his coach.

Berrettini is considered the best Italian player ever on grass, being the only one to have reached the Wimbledon final. He also boasts the second best ranking (the first belongs to Adriano Panatta) ever for an Italian tennis player in the ATP rankings, having reached the No. 6 position in the ATP rankings in January 2022.

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