Watch: Tomasz Berkieta's 233 km/h Serve Shakes Up Australian Open

Tomasz Berkieta is already capable of producing extremely fast serves at17

by Jovica Ilic
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Watch: Tomasz Berkieta's 233 km/h Serve Shakes Up Australian Open
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The 3rd seed Tomasz Berkieta is through into the third round of the junior Australian Open. Tomas took down Brazil's Enzo Kohlmann de Freitas 7-6, 3-6, 6-2, making a fresh start in the decider and remaining on the title course.

Berkieta can already produce monstrous serves at 17, demonstrating that at 1573 Arena on Monday. The young Pole clocked a 233 km/h initial shot in the opening set's fifth game, losing the point but topping the Australian Open charts ahead of mighty Ben Shelton!

Tomasz served at 52% but drew the most from that, outplaying his serve behind the first and second serve. Enzo clinched three breaks and got broken four times from 11 opportunities, losing ground in the decider. They embraced only five points with nine shots or more.

Kohlmann de Freitas had the upper hand in the mid-range rallies, and Berkieta erased that deficit in the shortest range up to four strokes.

Junior Tomasz Berkieta fired a 233 km/h serve at the Australian Open.

The Pole sprayed a backhand error on a break chance in the encounter's second game and lost serve in the next one after a forehand forced mistake.

Kohlmann de Freitas sprayed a forehand error in the fourth game, losing serve and the advantage. Tomasz fired that 233 km/h serve in the fifth game and still got broken for the second time in a row. The Brazilian experienced a break in game six, keeping his rival on the positive side.

After four consecutive loose service games, the rivals raised their level behind the initial shot and produced five commanding holds. Enzo served to stay in the set at 5-6 and faced three set points. The Brazilian denied them and held to introduce a tie break.

The Pole opened a 3-0 advantage and landed an ace for 4-1. Kohlmann de Freitas lost two more points on his serve, and Berkieta seized the first set point at 6-1 with a forced error, wrapping up the opener in 52 minutes. Enzo raised his level on serve in the second set, producing five commanding holds and keeping the pressure on the other side.

Tomasz Berkieta, Australian Open 2024© Stream Screenshot

Berkieta experienced a blow in the second game, squandering a 40-0 lead and dropping five straight points to get broken after a loose backhand. Kohlmann de Freitas cemented the lead with a hold at love in game four thanks to an ace and kept everything under control in his games.

The Brazilian clinched the set with a hold at love at 5-3 after a service winner, forcing a decider and gaining a boost. Tomasz fired up his serve in the third set and broke at 30 in game two after his rival's routine forehand error.

The Pole produced a hold at 15 in game five for 4-1 before facing a break point at 4-2 after a wild forehand. Berkieta denied it with a powerful serve and forced the rival's mistake for a hold and 5-2. Kohlmann de Freitas served to stay in the match in game eight and faced two match points after a double fault.

Tomasz seized the first after Enzo's loose volley at the net, sealing the deal and moving into the third round.

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