Berrettini repeats title at Queen’s

06/19/2022 at 16:41


The Italian has beaten the Serbian Filip Krajinovic 7-5 and 6-4

The tennis player from Rome has accumulated a record of 31 wins and 3 losses on grass since 2019

The Italian Matteo Berrettini extended its domain Queen’s and repeated the title at the London club by beating the Serbian this Sunday Filip Krajinovic by 7-5 and 6-4.

The transalpine, which accumulates a baggage of 31 triumphs and only three losses on grass since 2019, revalidated the title won in 2021 and keeps the 500 points last year, in another exhibition on grass that confirms him as one of the great candidates for Wimbledondespite the twelve weeks of hiatus that he suffered due to an operation on his wrist.

Berrettini has not paid the absence in the entire tour of clay court and has shone on his favorite surface, where he adds nine wins in a row this year. The Italian has conquered the 250 Stuttgart and has given it continuity with the victory at Queen’s, where he has become the fourth tennis player in the 21st century to repeat the title, along with Andy Murray, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt.

A difficult first set

the of Rometo lift the seventh title of his sports career, overcame a difficult first setwith many ups and downs and nerves. Krajinovićwho has lost the five finals he has played in his life, started 0-40 against, saved all three break chances, but gave in to the Italian’s right in the sixth game.

With everything in favor to take advantage, Berrettini missed his next serve and had to wait for the eleventh game to break Krajinovic’s serve again, very insecure, and join the set.

With the set in favor, Berrettini’s superiority emergeda finalist at Wimbledon last year and one of four active tennis players, along with Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, capable of reach three consecutive finals on grass.

A long right from Krajinovic sealed the ‘break’ in white for Berrettini in the second quarter and put him on the verge of victory, which he certified by 6-4 that places him up there with the best in Queen’s.

The Italian joins the illustrious list of double winners in the London tournament, along with Murray, Marin Cilic, Roddick, Hewitt, Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. Also, he is the first tennis player in the Open Era (1968) to win the title in their first two appearances at Queen’s.

Eleventh in the ranking

With this result, Berrettini will be placed eleventh in the rankinga position that will not last long, since the decision of the ATP of do not award points at Wimbledon will prevent him from defending the 1,200 finalist from the last edition and could drop past the top 15.

For its part, Krajinovićwho until this week had never won an ATP match on grass, will rise to 31st place and will stay at the gates of getting among the top 30 in the world.

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Berrettini repeats title at Queen’s

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