Hamburg and Gstaad will hold tournaments on the ATP Tour next week. Matteo Berrettini will make a triumphant comeback to the court at the Swiss event. After a nine-match winning streak on grass, the Italian tennis star was unable to compete at Wimbledon and squandered a fantastic opportunity.
A few days before making his All England debut, Berrettini voluntarily agreed to submit to a swab test after limitations against the use of Cvid in England were lifted. He tested positive for Covid-19.
It was in Gstaad last year that Berrettini won his maiden ATP title, and he returns as the number two seed this year. An early bye for the Italian allows him to face either Richard Gasquet or Roberto Carballes Baena.
Pedro Martinez should be waiting for Berrettini in the quarterfinals, which might offer him an advantage. A quarterfinal showdown with Carlos Taberner or Benoit Paire awaits the Spaniard, who can play at his best on this surface.
Berrettini returns to action at ATP Gstaad. I’ll start off with Sonego.
Roberto Bautista Agut and Hugo Gaston appear to be the frontrunners for a semifinal position in the same section of the draw as Berrettini.
In the second round, the Spaniard might face one of the tennis players from the qualifiers, Lorenzo Sonego. Whereas the Frenchman will pit himself against Dominic Thiem in a blockbuster match.
The Austrian is coming off a quarterfinal appearance in Bastad and appears to have rediscovered his stroke feel. Casper Ruud will lead the way in the main draw. If Jiri Lehecka defeats Tomas Martin Etcheverry, Norway will face the winner.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Cristian Garin will be inserted between Ruud and the final. Taking advantage of Berrettini’s retirement at Wimbledon, the Chilean reached the quarterfinals for the first time in his career.
With his brother Jacopo, Berrettini will compete in the doubles tournament as well. Sonego and Andrea Vavassori will engage in a thrilling tricolor derby with the two of them.
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