Matteo Berrettini beats Alejandro Davidovich Fokina to advance to quarters at US Open

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Matteo Berrettini beats Alejandro Davidovich Fokina to advance to quarters at US Open

Already well hung by Hugo Grenier and Andy Murray during his two previous rounds, Matteo Berrettini once again fought for a place in the quarter-finals. This time, the Italian was even pushed into the fifth set by a combative and spectacular Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. The Spaniard made the best start and always made the match with the 14th player in the world.

In the fight in the fifth set, he hurt his knee on a slip, probably precipitating the end of the duel a little faster than expected (3-6, 7-6 [2], 6-3, 4-6, 6-2). Berrettini was satisfied with qualifying: “I’m very proud of myself today. I didn’t start the way I wanted, but I fought to get back into the game. He played incredible tennis… After that, it’s not the way I wanted to end the match, but I take this victory. »

The Italian, eliminated from the start in Toronto and Cincinnati, found more color in New York and he will, as usual lately, be a quarter-finalist in the Grand Slam. This was the case in the last five majors he played (he missed Roland-Garros and Wimbledon this year due to an operation and then the Covid). To try to find the semis (he has already played three in the Grand Slam), he will rub shoulders with Casper Ruud, the heartthrob by Corentin Moutet.

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