Reason why Matteo Berrettini is so dangerous on grass

Matteo Berrettini is dangerous on grass and could surprise at Wimbledon

by Simone Brugnoli
Reason why Matteo Berrettini is so dangerous on grass
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Jannik Sinner aims for victory in a title that is not concrete but to do so must reckon with a board anything but simple. Hanfmann in the first round, then probably the fratricidal derby in the second round against Matteo Berrettini and then immediately in the third round against the Dutch Griekspoor.

Matteo Berrettini
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In short, a calendar immediately complicated and that could create more than a headache to the South Tyrolean tennis player. Just Berrettini was a finalist in 2021 at Wimbledon and won several tournaments on grass, for this represents a more than complicated obstacle for Jannik Sinner and on the other hand there is a data more than all that worries the tennis player of San Candido.

Matteo Berrettini is dangerous on grass

From 2020 to now Matteo Berrettini is the tennis player who has won more matches on grass and therefore represents the 'herbivorous' tennis player par excellence. He ahead of many others, his record is even 28 wins and only 5 losses, we have already seen in the past how hard it is to climb over this surface.

Strangely, in this ranking there are neither Novak Djokovic nor Carlos Alcaraz, the last two tennis players to win Wimbledon and who have triumphed several times on this surface. Berrettini leads this ranking ahead of Alexander Bublik, Alex De Minaur and the Russian Daniil Medvedev (also on the possible path of Jannik) and closes this ranking Jordan Thompson.

Matteo Berrettini
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In short, waiting to get to the finals against Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic (especially much depends on the conditions of the Serbian), Jannik will immediately have to clash with possible specialists and the draw promises to be tough.

In a recent interview, Berrettini opened up on his idols: "I grew up watching Roger [Federer] and Rafa [Nadal].

Everything they did reflected their personality. For example, at first Rafa played with a sleeveless top and a pair of shorts. It looked like a bull had entered the court, and its energy was omnipresent.

We felt that this look suited him well he assumed it perfectly. If you had put that look on anyone else on the circuit, it would have been a disaster.”

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