Top analyst explains the reasons for Matteo Berrettini's loss

Matteo Berrettini’s return to the upper ‘floors’ continues

by Simone Brugnoli
Top analyst explains the reasons for Matteo Berrettini's loss
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Matteo Berrettini’s return to the upper ‘floors’ continues, albeit rather slowly. The former number 6 in the world has finally managed to compete and between Stuttgart and Halle has given good feelings given his passion for the grass, a surface dear to him and that gave him some of the greatest satisfactions of his career.

Matteo Berrettini
Matteo Berrettini© Thomas Niedermueller / Stringer Getty Images Sport

The Italian played a first high-level set in the Halle tournament against the American Marcos Giron, an opponent not easy to face and that in the long run came out at a distance. Matteo appeared partly tired and in physical difficulties compared to usual, lack of oxygen and a few problems too in the final phase of the match.

An hour and 45 of play and Matteo gave up with the result of 3-6;6-4;6-3, with a final part of the match that saw him give up.

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Through social channels the former tennis player and now commentator Paolo Bertolucci commented on the challenge of the tennis player and said: "The few matches played by Matteo Berrettini in the last year have weighed in a clear way in today’s defeat.

Training is one thing, playing games is another". A defeat in the wake of what we saw in the final in Stuttgart against Draper with the young Briton who takes advantage' of his best condition to overturn a challenge where Berrettini starts' very well.

Matteo Berrettini, Stuttgart 2024
Matteo Berrettini, Stuttgart 2024© Stream screenshot

A Draper that we saw on Fire at Queen’s against Carlos Alcaraz and that revalues even more the final of the Roman tennis player. Matteo seems to be in excellent condition but he simply has to play to catch up, especially since Wimbledon, tournament where you play on three sets and the blue is called to a great tournament.

We’ll see, but besides Sinner - on the grass of Wimbledon there is also Berrettini, a dangerous outsider for anyone.

Matteo Berrettini will be one of the main outsiders at Wimbledon, where he reached the final in 2021 and the last 16 in 2023.

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