(New York) Matteo Berrettini (14 .)e He qualified for the quarter-finals of the US Open, winning 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, after a long confrontation, after a long confrontation, Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. Sunday in New York.
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Italy will face Norway’s Casper Ruud on Tuesday (7 .).e) for trying to reach, for the second time in his career, the round of four at Flushing Meadows, after 2019.
Brittney, who had already worked for 3:47 to dismiss Andy Murray in the previous round, this time took just two minutes to beat Davidovich Fokina, who hit him with a hard time, before physically breaking him in the final round.
At 3-2 in front of him, after not breaking, the Spaniard injured the front of his left knee after a slip with his legs wide apart. The physiotherapist tried to numb the pain by rubbing the area with an ice pack, but his momentum was cut off.
Then Berrettini, winner of two championships this season in Queens and Stuttgart, did not fail to retain the advantage of a successful fresh break. He could finally breathe after being so violent in this match that he had been hesitating for a long time until this blow of fate hit his opponent.
“I am very proud of myself today. I didn’t start the way I wanted to, but I fought my way back into the game. He played tennis incredibly… After that, it wasn’t the way I wanted to finish the match, but I win with this win,” The 26-year-old Italian commented, who once again spoke of his strength (17 aces, 49 winning moves total.).
Casper Rod, 7e A world player, he also qualified for the quarter-finals, winning 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (4/7), 6-2 by French Corentin Mutier (112).e).
The 23-year-old Norwegian reaches this stage for the first time at Flushing Meadows.
Rather than being a clay-court specialist, as evidenced by his titles this season in Buenos Aires, Geneva and Gstaad, as well as his trip to the final at Roland Garros, which was defeated by host Rafael Nadal, Rudd emphasizes his ease on the surface. Tough, spring interview at the Masters 1000 in Miami where he also failed the last step.
Solid without being particularly impressive, he particularly benefited during the first two rounds from a no-match Mutit, who then went through completely out of his first 8.e Grand Slam finals, making a lot of easy mistakes.
The frustration soon triumphed over the French. It manifested itself at first in a rather unusual way, when he did a series of push-ups, as if he was punishing himself – and perhaps re-motivating himself – after losing a point at the start of the second set. The funny thing is that he sent two balls in quick succession to the stands, just before losing the round, and logically earned a penalty point, having been warned just before that for the same offense.
Mutit showed a much better face in the third round. He led 4-2, managed to break a break and then pushed Rudd into the decider. It is a tie-breaker during which the latter cracked, in the grip of doubt, by making a notable double fault at the setpoint for the Frenchman.
However, the Norwegian managed to regain control of the match at 4e the round, leading Moutet’s serve 3-1, not without having to immediately erase two break points. The feature he definitely kept after that.
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