Matteo Berrettini: I'm looking forward to Alexander Zverev clash

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Matteo Berrettini: I'm looking forward to Alexander Zverev clash

Italian tennis star Matteo Berrettini couldn't hide his happiness after making the final at the Madrid Masters. Berrettini, ranked at No. 10 in the world, handed a 6-4 6-4 loss to top-ranked Norwegian tennis player Casper Ruud in the Madrid Masters semifinal.

Not a single break point was seen until the ninth game of the first set, when Berrettini realized his first break point to take a 5-4 lead before serving out for the opener a game later. Berrettini converted his second break point in the seventh game of the second set to take a 4-3 lead.

Berrettini failed to convert his first match point in the ninth game but served out for the match a game later. Berrettini is now looking forward to facing German Alexander Zverev in the Madrid final. "It’s a great, unbelievable feeling, especially coming from Monte-Carlo where I wasn’t feeling that good,” Berrettini said.

“I won in Belgrade and now I’m in the final, so I’m really looking forward to playing against Sascha. I hope I enjoy it tomorrow the way I enjoyed tonight”.

Zverev beat Dominic Thiem to set up a Berrettini final

“We have had some fantastic matches.

We have played the biggest matches in the world. We have played Masters 1000 finals, we have played Grand Slam finals and [the rivalry] is still developing,” Zverev said in his post-match interview. “It is still going to go on for a few more years.

Hopefully we will play a few more amazing matches”. Zverev will be aiming to win his second Madrid title when he meets Berrettini in the final. "It is going to mean a lot to me [if I can win the final]. I am definitely looking forward to it,” Zverev said. “I am definitely looking forward to playing another big final and I hope I can turn it my way this time”.