Champion Berrettini and gentleman, he beats Davidovich Fokina and goes to the US Open quarter and then makes a nice gesture

Matteo Berrettini had an open account with Davidovich Fokina. He finished it by defeating him in five sets (3-6, 7-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2), and won him a place in the US Open quarter-finals. Now Norwegian Rudd (#7 in the ATP rankings) awaits him who aspires to become the new number one in the world.

Brittney, who shows a lot of respect for the opponent, shakes hands in the last set in difficulty due to a knee injury.

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Matteo Berrettini had an open account with Davidovich Fokina. He finished it by defeating him in five sets (3-6, 7-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2) to advance to the US Open quarter-finals (for the third time in the last four). years) and revenge for that defeat that still gnaws inside him. But then he makes a gentle gesture toward his opponent, who resisted him stubbornly despite the muscle problem: he approaches him, hugs him, congratulates him, hugs him and shakes hands.

A year earlier, at the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo, he returned to the field after an abdominal injury forced him to retire at the Australian Open and lost 7-5, 6-3. Now Norwegian Rod (No. 7 in the ATP rankings) awaits him who aspires to become the new No. 1 in the world.

A long and tight match, which lasted five sets and about four hours, between the ups and downs, which the Italian finally tackled to the failure of the Spaniard, and he injured his knee but remained in the match for the honor of signing. A match in which it was not only the strength of nerves and strikes that mattered, but also those who made the fewest mistakes, and who, from a distance, were able to impress with victory in the duel.

The determination of the Italian champion who rejoices after a victory he achieved in nearly four hours of the match.

The determination of the Italian champion who rejoices after a victory he achieved in nearly four hours of the match.

Thirty-six minutes of darkness. It took the Romanian tennis player time to carburetor. The first set retreated, punctuated by the pressure of the Spaniard and the “strange” doubts shown by the “Hammers”. More than just a hammer, the Italian seemed to be an anvil at least in the first part of the challenge.

A battle that lasted five sets, led by Matteo Berrettini against her

A battle that lasted five sets, led by Matteo Berrettini against her

One two fatal. Brittany put him between the second and third sets: he won the first game at the break of a tie and then exhausted the opponent by increasing the pace of play, the intensity of his performance, and the determination that removed a little rust. It restored the enamel. which has always distinguished him.

The sharp was missing. In the fourth set, what would have been crucial to snatching a quarter-final pass, to shift the balance to Davidovich Fokina’s team, is a series of fouls, smudges that turn the blue match into Sisyphus’ stress. Holding the toy in his hand, he tries to dictate it, but he makes the canvas and breaks it. He clings to a violent forehand but bad luck, a bit of inaccuracy and opponent reaction pushes the match into the fifth set.

Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina tired.  The match with Brittany was very difficult, both emotionally and physically.

Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina tired. The match with Brittany was very difficult, both emotionally and physically.

Hero claw. At this turn of the match, Berrettini pulled out his claws and bit the match. The Spaniard is exhausted and when she scores 4-1 in favor of the Italian, he tries everything. Moves to 4-2 with a cross back and then asks for medical staff intervention in case of knee discomfort. Pride keeps him standing. But it is not enough for there to be another surprise. Sending Brittany straight and smashing opens the way for 6-2 with a header.