Matteo Berrettini reveals why his tennis is so dominant on grass-courts

The Italian, in the semi-final in Stuttgart, analyzed his tennis on grass-courts

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Matteo Berrettini reveals why his tennis is so dominant on grass-courts
© Julian Finney / Staff Matteo Berrettini

"Why is my tennis so effective on grass courts? You should ask my opponents! No, I think obviously for my main weapons, such as the serve and the slice. Playing aggressively on this surface pays off, but above all it is essential to play well in moments Then every time I take to the field on grass, I feel good and I want to play for hours."

And in fact, when Matteo Berrettini plays on grass courts he is always one of the tennis players to beat (obviously if his physical conditions support him!) And the words spoken in the press conference underline his skills on this surface. Matteo confirms himself as a guarantee on grass. The Italian beat the Australian Jordan Duckworth a short while ago, getting a place in the semifinals of the Stuttgart tournament, which he won twice, in 2019 and 2022.

Matteo Berrettini
Matteo Berrettini© Julian Finney / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

A hard-fought match that Matteo was able to win thanks to his best weapons, which perform particularly well on this surface. For the 28-year-old Roman, this is the second semi-final of the season, after the one in Marrakesh, his first and only trophy of 2024.

"I think it was a really solid performance from me, especially on serve where I had a good rhythm and never conceded break points, but also on return I tried to always return on court and put pressure on my opponent," added Berrettini at the press interview.

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Matteo Berrettini© Kelly Defina / Stringer Getty Images Sport
 

Berrettini is a great soccer fan. UEFA Euro 2024 began yesterday in Germany, with the team hosting the tournament beating Scotland 5-1. The journalist in the press room asked Matteo if she would see the match.

"Sorry guys, but I'll watch Italy tomorrow and not Germany tonight (yesteday - ed.). I love Germany, but supporting them seems a bit much to me! Tomorrow will be Italy's first match, I wish the boys all the best, 3 years ago we shared some wonderful memories during this period," said the Italian tennis player in a funny way.

In the semi-final of the German ATP 250 tournament, Berrettini will face countryman Lorenzo Musetti, who benefited from the retirement of his opponent Alexander Bublik in the third set. Musetti had brought the score back to parity after losing the first set

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