Berrettini, Queen’s first finalist


The Italian Matteo Berrettini this Saturday became First runner-up is the Queen’s tournament by defeating the Dutch Botic Van De Zandschulp 6-4 and 6-3.

The man from the Alps reached his second consecutive final of the season, after winning the title in Stuttgart last week, and became the first man to reach two consecutive finals at the Queen’s since Marin Cilic in 2017 and 2018. Berrettini will choose this Sunday to re -prove the title, something nothing has been achieved since Andy Murray in 2016.

The Italian prevailed on the fast track in a match that started almost an hour late due to rain in London and had to be suspended for half an hour in the middle of the second set.

In fact, the match was stopped with a set lead and a break point in favor of Berrettini, who took advantage of it after the suspension and accelerated towards his eighth consecutive victory on the grass.

The transalpine, who returned to Stuttgart from a three -month hiatus due to a wrist injury, has not lost since he returned to the circuit and if he revalidates the title this Sunday, he will have a chance to return to the ‘top ten. ‘, as long as Pole Hubert Hurkacz does not advance to the final at Halle.

Berrettini is becoming one of the best grass-court players today, having been 30-3 since 2019, with only defeats against Novak Djokovic (2) and Roger Federer.

Roman will face the winner of the duel between Serbian Filip Krajinovic and Croatian Marin Cilic in the Queen’s final.

If he retains the title, Berrettini will join a well -known list of double winners at Queen’s that includes Murray, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt, Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Rod Laver and Roy Emerson, among others. . EFE


Source: La Verdad


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