in the third round of the US Open he finds Murray

Matteo Berrettini qualified for the third round of the US Open, beating qualifier Grenier in four sets. He will now challenge Andy Murray once again.

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Matteo Berrettini is the first Italian to reach the third round of the US Open 2022. Overcome the French Grenier in a difficult match, one of the surprises of this edition. The blue player, seeded number 13 after losing the first set badly 6-2, won a comeback 6-1, 7-6, 7-6. A good test for Berrettini, who will now face Andy Murray, the former world number one who won the US Open in 2012, in the round of 32.

Uphill departure for Matteo Berrettini against a Grenier faced and beaten only at Challenger level. The Italian tennis player played a bad first set, marked by many mistakes, with the very disciplined Frenchman who took advantage of it by closing even 6-2. Too bad to be true the Italian player who in the second set, after having blatantly invited his corner to “calm down”, began to grind points, taking advantage of his serve and forehand. With great authority and also with a lot of liberating exultations, the 6-1 arrived which put the discourse back on par.

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Third set in the name of balance, with the Frenchman who maintained a good level of play, especially using his backhand to hurt the Italian. The partial was extended until the tie-break where Matteo’s explosive power made the difference: 7-3 in his favor and overtaking in the calculation of the sets, on the French. However, the latter fought until the end, even in the fourth set, however forcing the opponent to never let his guard down. Bravo then Berrettini to always stay on the piece, also canceling a set point, until closing 7-6.

Now appointment on Friday for Berrettini’s return to the field at the US Open. Intriguing is the match against the British Murray, whom the blue has already crossed three times in his career, with two wins and one defeat. The stakes are high, given that the board on the side of the two has lost two fearsome seeds like Tsitsipas and Fritz. It is therefore reasonable to expect an interesting match. Meanwhile, there is great expectation for the other blues involved in the US Open, namely Sinner, Fognini and Musetti.


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