Matteo Berrettini 'super thrilled' after making Queen's final



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Matteo Berrettini 'super thrilled' after making Queen's final

Top-ranked Italian tennis player Matteo Berrettini has achieved his goal at the Queen's Club and now he is hoping to leave the tournament with the title. Berrettini, ranked at No. 9 in the world, beat Alex de Minaur 6-4 6-4 to make the final at the Queen's Club in his maiden appearance at the tournament.

Berrettini claimed one break in each set and dropped no service games to book a straight-set win. “That was the goal of the week [making the final], and now I have one more step. It is a great achievement, especially for the history of this tournament.

I am really happy because to beat Alex today, I had to play my best tennis,” Berrettini said, per the ATP website. “The mentality is that I always think I can win my service games. I know that I have a big weapon with my serve and first shot.

If I sleep too well it means something is off ahead of the final. I have to be nervous and tight a little bit, otherwise the adrenaline does not kick in and it is tougher to play,” Berrettini added.

Berrettini plays Cameron Norrie in the final

Berrettini is set to face next Norrie, who beat Denis Shapovalov in the semifinal.

After beating Dan Evans in the quarterfinal, Berrettini said: “I didn’t serve that well, but I was returning well and I just played better in the last few points of the tie-break. After that, I felt more confident.

The conditions were really tough, windy and cold, so I took time to adapt a little bit. I am pretty happy with my performance. The court condition was really good. I expected slippery conditions, but it was like yesterday. I came here to win the tournament, that is my goal.

Now I am two steps away, I will think about the next match tomorrow. I am happy with the way I am playing, and my mental attitude is really good."