Yesterday evening Matteo Berrettini’s adventure at the US Open ended. The Roman tennis player, not in the best conditions, collapsed under the blows of Casper Ruud, a Norwegian tennis player who had the better of dominating literally in three sets.
The Nordic athlete, finalist at Roland Garros, did not give up an inch throughout the race and Berrettini felt a small reaction in the third set, but Ruud recovered and closed the challenge. Despite this it must be said that the US Open 2022 was an excellent campaign for Italian tennis and for the first time in history two Italian tennis players reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam at the same time.
In a few hours, probably the most anticipated match of this phase of the tournament will be staged, the challenge between NextGen that sees Carlos Alcaraz and our Jannik Sinner opposite, a challenge from which the real favorite of this tournament could probably come out.
The blue player spoke about his recent condition like this: “It was a difficult game as we have seen. The first set I played quite well, then the fight started a bit. Surely my level of tennis was not very high, in the other way I can be happy to be able to win it.
I answered well and served well in the fifth. It was the only chance I had because I didn’t feel the ball as I wanted. Again, I’m glad I took her home. In the quarters I have to raise the level to be on par with Alcaraz, but the training day will help me “
The figure that shows the growth of Italian tennis
Both Matteo and Jannik are two tennis players who do well on all surfaces and there is a particular fact that testifies to all this. Berrettini and Sinner are the only two players born after 1990 to have reached at least the quarter-finals in all 4 Grand Slam tournaments.
It is curious that tennis players like Zverev, Tsitsipas and Medvedev are not part of it, but this shows the continuity of the two Azzurri who now only need to try to win.
Matteo Berrettini 🇮🇹 (1996) y Jannik Sinner 🇮🇹 (2001) son los dos únicos tenistas nacidos desde 1990 con presencias en cuartos de final de los cuatro Grand Slam (Men’s Singles).
Grandes éxitos esperan at the Italian tenis during las próximas temporadas.