Matteo Berrettini's brutal analysis: "They have been very difficult years"

The Italian tennis player will play the final in Stuttgart in a few hours and, in the press conference after the victory against Musetti, he analyzed the last difficult period

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Matteo Berrettini's brutal analysis: "They have been very difficult years"
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His tennis bloomed again as soon as his feet touched the grass courts: Matteo Berrettini will play the final of the ATP 250 in Stuttgart in a few hours. An important achievement, especially after the last difficult years experienced by the tennis player. Years spent more treating his physical problems than playing in the dark. Years in which he ended up at the center of a media storm due to his relationship with the well-known Italian showgirl Melissa Satta. After the end of the relationship with Melissa, Berrettini returned to win a title a few months ago and is now in the final in Stuttgart; will it be just a coincidence?

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

The Italian tennis player achieved his 13th success in 14 matches at the BOSS Open yesterday, teaching countryman Lorenzo Musetti a harsh lesson. 6-4 6-0 the final score for Berrettini. At the end of the match with Musetti, Berrettini analyzed the match won and predicted the final which he will play against Jack Draper in a few hours.

"Winning so quickly is better for me, I waste less energy. It's never easy to challenge a friend like Lorenzo, we know each other very well and at the beginning there was a bit of tension, but then I was good at keeping my nerve The crowd is incredible, they've supported me since the first time I competed here in 2019. It seems like they always say the same things, but it's been a really difficult few years with so many injuries and things that have happened, so I don't give it away. Nothing taken for granted. I've never played against Draper, we've never even trained together, but I know he's a great grass player and he's serving really well this week," he told.

The last obstacle towards the third title in four participations, after the triumphs of 2019 and 2022, will be the British Jack Draper, who prevailed over Brando Nakashima in the other semi-final. The signs shown by the Italian are more than comforting, as he is finding his best form and is aiming to arrive ready at Wimbledon, where he reached the memorable final in 2021.

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